noun, plural di·a·ries.
Origin of diary
Examples from the Web for diary
She and her family arrived in Lebanon on Oct. 17, 2012, at 1:34 p.m.—she marked it in her diary.
Here, again, Angleton comes into the picture: In exchange for the diary, he promised Ben and Tony, he would destroy it.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy|Will Rahn|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Berlin, Princess Blucher wrote in her diary, “Nothing is talked of but the expected entry into Paris.”Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle|James A. Warren|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In July, as she published her latest book, Diary of a Mad Diva, she walked out of a CNN interview.
But on the day he died, she wrote a single word in her diary: paradeisos, the Greek word for paradise.
In this past year's diary is there any precious day noted on which you have made a new friend?Roundabout Papers|William Makepeace Thackeray
But when the 1st of June arrived, he noted in his diary that he fasted all day and attended the appointed services.George Washington, Vol. I|Henry Cabot Lodge
I dried my diary 143 and entered the notes which form the contents of this chapter.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
But we confess that we should be glad to know from which section of the Diary the objectionable matter has been expunged.
Now there is no human failing upon which we look with more affectionate lenience than that of keeping a diary.Mince PieAuthor: Christopher Darlington MorleyRelease Date: October 10, 2004 [eBook #13694]|Christopher Darlington Morley
British Dictionary definitions for diary
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for diary
Word Origin and History for diary
1580s, from Latin diarium "daily allowance," later "a journal," neuter of diarius "daily," from dies "day" (see diurnal); also see -ary. Earliest sense was a daily record of events; sense of the book in which such are written is said to be first attested in Ben Jonson's "Volpone" (1605).