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[wurd-boo k]
  1. a book of words, usually with definitions, explanations, etc.; a dictionary.
  2. the libretto of an opera.
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Origin of wordbook

First recorded in 1590–1600; word + book
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Examples from the Web for word-book

Historical Examples

  • But obviously it was not enough to provide a grammar and a word-book.

    An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway

    Martin Brown Ruud

  • Almost at the last minute it was found that there was no music for the preceding Recitative printed in the word-book.

  • A mongrel Word-book would be a valuable addition to popular science.

British Dictionary definitions for word-book


  1. a book containing words, usually with their meanings
  2. a libretto for an opera
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