- a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.
- such a list at the back of a book, explaining or defining difficult or unusual words and expressions used in the text.
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A glossary of what all those strange phrases in classic Christmas songs really mean.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)
December 24, 2014
Plus, read an account of an escape from Scientology's Sea Org and a Scientology glossary.In Tom Cruise Divorce, Scientology Loses Fashion Icons
July 6, 2012
We delve into Martin's novels and beyond to define to offer you this glossary.Game of Thrones for Dummies
April 13, 2011
Don't be a " fugazi"—The Daily Beast has a glossary of key terms.The Real Jersey Dictionary
August 2, 2010
The Daily Beast has assembled a glossary to guide you through the upcoming debate over her nomination.The Secret Code Words of the Sotomayor Confirmation Battle
May 28, 2009
The orthography of his glossary differs considerably from the orthography of his text.Beowulf
It is given in the Glossary as one of the old names for the moon.Storyology</p>
Consult the new edition of Nares' Glossary, voce Walsingham.Shakespeare Jest-Books;
These shields are figured in the Glossary of Heraldry, pp. 285, 286.
Nares, in his Glossary, says that crants is a German word, and probably Icelandic.Hamlet
- an alphabetical list of terms peculiar to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanationsSometimes called: gloss
Word Origin and History for glossary
late 14c., from Latin glossarium "collection of glosses," from Greek glossarion, diminutive of glossa "obsolete or foreign word" (see gloss (n.2)).