- a geographical dictionary.
- Archaic. a journalist, especially one appointed and paid by the government.
Origin of gazetteer
Related Words for gazetteerdirectory, catalog, archive, prospectus, inventory, contributor, writer, journalist, reporter, classification, magazine, calendar, index, specification, schedule, brief, enumeration, syllabus, draft, gazette
Examples from the Web for gazetteer
Historical Examples of gazetteer
The nearest atlas or gazetteer is enough to check this statement.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
Dick is an admirable person, a sort of gazetteer for the world of fashion.'The Explorer
W. Somerset Maugham
However, I'll look in our Gazetteer, and tell you if it is true.Yr Ynys Unyg
Julia de Winton
Ludwig ran an exploring finger down the columns of a gazetteer.The Magnificent Montez
In the Gazetteer of Malabar , the following account of the Mukkuvans is given.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- a book or section of a book that lists and describes placesAbbreviation: gaz
- archaic a writer for a gazette or newspaper; journalist