wordbook

Definitions of wordbook
  1. noun
    a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
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    Oxford English Dictionary
    an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
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    dictionary, lexicon
    a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
    onomasticon
    a list of proper nouns naming persons or places
    vocabulary
    a listing of the words used in some enterprise
    gloss, glossary
    an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    synonym finder, thesaurus
    a book containing a classified list of synonyms
    bilingual dictionary
    a dictionary giving equivalent words in two languages
    collegiate dictionary, desk dictionary
    an abridged dictionary of a size convenient to hold in the hand
    etymological dictionary
    a dictionary giving the historical origins of each word
    gazetteer
    a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
    learner's dictionary, school dictionary
    a dictionary specially written for those learning a foreign language
    little dictionary, pocket dictionary
    a dictionary that is small enough to carry in your pocket
    spell-checker, spelling checker
    an electronic dictionary in a word processor that can be used to catch misspelled words
    unabridged, unabridged dictionary
    a dictionary that has not been shortened by the omitting terms or definitions; a comprehensive dictionary
    word finder, wordfinder
    a thesaurus organized to help you find the word you want but cannot think of
    type of:
    book of facts, reference, reference book, reference work
    a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
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