diary

[ dahy-uh-ree ]
/ ˈdaɪ ə ri /

noun, plural di·a·ries.

a daily record, usually private, especially of the writer's own experiences, observations, feelings, attitudes, etc.
a book for keeping such a record.
a book or pad containing pages marked and arranged in calendar order, in which to note appointments and the like.

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Origin of diary

1575–85; < Latin diārium daily allowance, journal, equivalent to di(ēs) day + -ārium -ary

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diary

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British Dictionary definitions for diary

diary
/ (ˈdaɪərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a personal record of daily events, appointments, observations, etc
a book for keeping such a record

Word Origin for diary

C16: from Latin diārium daily allocation of food or money, journal, from diēs day
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