Meaning of dictionary
Pronunciation: (dik'shu-ner"ē), [key]
— pl. -ar•ies.
- a book containing a selection of the words of a language, usually arranged alphabetically, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, etc., expressed in either the same or another language; lexicon; glossary: a dictionary of English; a Japanese-English dictionary.
- a book giving information on particular subjects or on a particular class of words, names, or facts, usually arranged alphabetically: a biographical dictionary; a dictionary of mathematics.
- a list of codes, terms, keys, etc., and their meanings, used by a computer program or system.
- a list of words used by a word-processing program as the standard against which to check the spelling of text entered.
- dictionary (Thesaurus)