Dictionary definitions

Dictionary definitions

Read dictionary definitions for academic words and review parts of speech to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


Reading text
to officially go to a place, like a school, university or class
You must attend 80 per cent of classes to pass the course.
dormitory plural dormitories
1. a place where many people sleep
2. US: a big building at a university where students live (UK: hall of residence)
I know John. He lives in my dorm at university.
faculty plural faculties
all the teachers who work at a university
Norman Brown was in the English faculty for twenty years.
teaching assistant
a person who works to help a university teacher in a classroom
The teaching assistant has the exams for you at the end of class.
tuition fee
an amount of money that you pay to go to university
Tuition fees are very high this year.
a student at a college or university who is studying for a first degree
They met when they were undergraduates at Cambridge University.


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Average: 4.4 (24 votes)
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:21

I often use a dictionary. I started using a dictionary at school for the English lessons. So that habit continued. I still use a dictionary when reading or writing something. Now I use a dictionary app in my phone which is quicker and easier. A dictionary is kind of a door to the world of language. Anyway, I always thank to the person who created a dictionary.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:17

I usually use the dictionary.Because i try to find the meaning of new words.Dictionary is very easy method to find the meaning of words.

Submitted by Aye Aye Aung on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:24

If I don't know the meaning of word, I use dictionary.

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 11:10

today online dictionary is very easy and fast.

Submitted by Traveler on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 18:09

I don't use the dictionary. I just use the tratuctor

Submitted by Pedrob on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 21:28

I'm using a dictionary every day since I started to study English.

Submitted by Rehab Abdallh on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 17:54

I use dictionary every day that to help learn new vocabulary
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Submitted by MAO on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 13:52

When I was a elementary student, faculty in school taught students how to look up a Chinese dictionary and assigned several homework to make us familiar to this skill. It was the time that i used a dictionary frequently. For now, thanks to the development of technology, it's convenient to look up a dictionary online or with some apps. I use it when reading journals, speaking to foreigners, and writing texts.
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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 10:23

I rarely make use of the dictionary