verb (used with object), ref·er·enced, ref·er·enc·ing.
Origin of reference
Synonyms for reference
Related Words for referencedascribe, attribute, impute, appoint, authorize, hire, elect, name, nominate, empower, attach, charge, draft, allow, accredit, commit, entrust, refer, select, designate
Examples from the Web for referenced
Contemporary Examples of referenced
In John Barleycorn, Heinold and his bar are referenced a whooping 17 times.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
He then referenced the film Anchorman: “I personally have many leather-bound books, and my house smells of rich mahogany.”Rand Paul’s Many Leather-Bound Books
November 27, 2014
Unfortunately, these problems are merely alluded to—referenced as the important work that feminism does or can do.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment
October 15, 2014
However, Adriana referenced a proposal “to transform the current prison into a cultural center.”Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison
October 12, 2014
I had recently attended a wedding because a text message had referenced some questionable behavior.Where Cellphone Numbers Go to Die
August 16, 2014
Historical Examples of referenced
The footnote itself has been placed after the paragraph where it is referenced.The Sea Shore
William S. Furneaux
Footnotes have been moved to the end of the paragraphs in which they are referenced.
Footnotes have been moved to the end of the chapters in which they are referenced.Ponce de Leon
This pattern should be referenced both as a loop and as a tented arch.The Science of Fingerprints
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Index was minimally checked for accuracy of page references and consistency with spellings in referenced pages.South America Observations and Impressions
- the relation between a word, phrase, or symbol and the object or idea to which it refers
- the object referred to by an expressionCompare sense (def. 12)
- a source of information or facts
- (as modifier)a reference book; a reference library
- (foll by to)relation or delimitation, esp to or by membership of a specific class or group; respect or regardall people, without reference to sex or age
- (as modifier)a reference group
1580s, "act of referring," from refer + -ance, or else from French référence, from Medieval Latin *referentia, from Latin referentem (nominative referens), present participle of referre (see refer). Meaning "direction to a book or passage" is recorded from 1610s. Meaning "testimonial" is from 1895. Reference book dates from 1808. Phrase in reference to is attested from 1590s.
1620s, "to assign;" as "to provide with a reference," 1837 (implied in referenced), from reference (n.). Related: Referencing.
see in regard (reference) to.