noun, plural English dictionaries.
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 the online resource Dictionary.com. Terms from other languages that are commonly used by speakers of English are given language labels and often the associated foreign as well as Anglicized pronunciations.
Know Your Collywobbles from Your Mulligrubs with the Dictionary of American Regional EnglishMany American English speakers know that people say pop in Chicago, soda in Philadelphia, and coke in New Orleans, and that they all refer to a carbonated, flavored, and sweetened soft drink. But most of us don’t know that a blue norther is a cold wind in Texas or a pogonip is a dense, icy fog in Nevada. Where would one even look up obscure …
Did One Man Write The First Great English Dictionary All By Himself?We’d like to take a moment to celebrate the man behind A Dictionary of the English Language, the first definitive English dictionary, the famous Samuel Johnson.
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