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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Submitted by ayaabdo on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:14


Actually, I don't use it, I search in google translate when I want to know the meaning of something because it's faster in search.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 24/10/2021 - 12:29


it is sometimes when i learn english and there are words that i don't know what is it means.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 15/10/2021 - 19:07


When I don't know meaning of any word then I use dictionary. It's very useful I get the meaning of words.

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Sun, 11/07/2021 - 14:36

I hardly ever use the dictionary.

Submitted by avenesra on Fri, 18/06/2021 - 19:19

I use dictionary every day
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Submitted by PuenteD on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 02:11

Normally when I read a book, I had been a dictionary.
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Submitted by Marce-English on Sun, 23/05/2021 - 19:54

I frequently use the google translator for any query.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 04:43

Often, I use internet for search words. Searching words in dictionary takes time to explore. But internet so quickly find the words.

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 13/04/2021 - 21:05

I hardly ever use a dictionay because I prefer to use internet.