a dictionary in which most of the entry words and all of their definitions, as well as supplementary material, are in English; a monolingual English dictionary, such as Dictionary.com. Terms from other languages that are commonly used by speakers of English are given language labels and often the foreign as well as Anglicized pronunciations.
- Compare world Englishes.
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How to use English dictionary in a sentence
“Selfie” just won World of the Year from the Oxford English dictionary.In Defense of the Selfie, Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year | James Poulos | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Does the Oxford English dictionary belong naturally to the Internet?The Oxford English Dictionary: The Original Crowdsourcer | Josh Dzieza | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the end, I sought out the opinion of the grand-daddy of all dictionaries, the authoritative Oxford English dictionary.Book Bag: André Aciman’s Favorite Novellas of Unconsummated Loves | André Aciman | January 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
With a finger in each belt loop, they have even huffed and puffed and hauled their way up into the Oxford English dictionary.
Also a French and English dictionary, where the parts of speech are ranged separately.
However, it called itself an English dictionary, so it was proper enough that it should stick to English forms, perhaps.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It still calls itself an English dictionary today, but it has quietly ceased to pronounce 'basket' as if it were spelt 'bahsket.'Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
For a discussion of the etymology, see the New English dictionary, especially the concluding note with reference to authorities.
In 1755 occurred the famous dispute with Johnson over the dedication to the English dictionary.