noun, plural vo·cab·u·lar·ies.
Origin of vocabulary
Examples from the Web for vocabulary
My Arabic is limited to a vocabulary of my favorite foods, such as “I love chicken and rice.”
In an uncanny way, that describes the precise definition of the hipster, when the term first appeared in the American vocabulary.
Here, the vocabulary of fast food for many young Brazilians is temaki (hand rolls) instead of burgers and fries.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without the freedom to act on moral values, there is not even a vocabulary for public virtue.
You have to have discipline in the words you use, in your vocabulary.Bill Nye on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Fabulous Things & Being Popular|Kevin Fallon|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had long ago exhausted the vocabulary of contempt on the President, his character, ability, and policy.The Clansman|Thomas Dixon
Digested into an easy, short and accurate Method with a Vocabulary and Dialogues.
Other new words are placed in a vocabulary at the close of the book.New National Fourth Reader|Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
Even more decisive in this direction than the vocabulary is the general character of the material.Sources of the Synoptic Gospels|Carl S. Patton
A few punctuation marks in the paradigms and vocabulary lists have been supplied or regularized.Sketch of Grammar of the Chippeway Languages|John Summerfield
British Dictionary definitions for vocabulary
noun plural -laries
Word Origin for vocabulary
Word Origin and History for vocabulary
1530s, "list of words with explanations," from Medieval Latin vocabularium "a list of words," from Latin vocabulum "word, name, noun," from vocare "to name, call" (see voice (n.)). Meaning "range of language of a person or group" is first attested 1753.