Dictionary definitions

Dictionary definitions

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

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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)

Submitted by Ella on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 05:18

I often use dictionary when I wanna search the new words that I don't know. Actually, I always use it to improve my vocabulary skill and I use the new words back in my daily life that I searched from the dictionary. The more I search the new words the more I can use them when I speak in English. So, I think dictionaries are very useful for everyone and I wanna advise you that you should search the new words(10 words) everyday.

Submitted by German on Tue, 12/01/2021 - 23:29

I often use the dictionary on my phone with an app tha I downloaded one year ago.

Submitted by Hla Htwan Tin on Mon, 21/12/2020 - 04:44

I use a dictionary whenever I need to look for a word that I don't know.

Submitted by Tatiana barrera on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 02:23

I usually use a dictionary, because with this book I can search for words that I don't know, the grammarly and examples about them use.

Submitted by pabloxje on Thu, 10/12/2020 - 03:34

Now that I'm studying I use frequently the dictionary so I can find the meaning of different words.

Submitted by fariba on Tue, 08/12/2020 - 09:07

when i learn English a use dictionary.

Submitted by Nurieta on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 11:46

I use the dictionary quite often. Years ago, I used to use a small dictionary that I had, but now I always work with the page Wordreference. It´s very useful.

Submitted by Ehsan on Tue, 10/11/2020 - 06:58

Because I am interested in foreign languages in particular English, I study English everyday and I use the dictionary everyday.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 16:05

I usually use English to English dictionary everyday. If I don't know new word meaning, I find this word from the dictionary. Nowadays, It is very easy to use dictionary because we have phone. If we have phone, we don't need to bring heavy book all the time. If we need to find any words, we type word we need in google. It is very easy today.