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: 4.3 (23 votes)

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 13:22


How often do you use a dictionary?

I use a dictionary daily because I learn new words from my vocabulary books and I find the meaning of the words.

Submitted by tryyourbest on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 05:04


How often do you use a dictionary?
I use dictionary everyday, especially google translate.
I have to write emails to American customer, so I often translate the content I want to send.
I often use Cambridge English - English Dictionary to find the words' meaning. I think it's so helpful when you try to understand new English words by English words you have known.

Submitted by Kiruba on Tue, 17/05/2022 - 16:53


I use dictionary every day. For increase my vocabulary knowledge

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Wed, 11/05/2022 - 23:55


When I have difficulty of any meaning of word, I use a dictionary.

Submitted by badboyzz on Tue, 26/04/2022 - 12:30


When I was in elemantry school ,I always use dictionary around homework time but now Still I am using dictionary to study English :) I love learn new things .I want to stay student through life .

Submitted by Hadeer Bahr on Sat, 26/03/2022 - 15:39


when I was a kid I was using a dictionary for a while but now I just use Google Translate or Reverso app:)!

Submitted by Amin Kourani on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 14:51


How often do you use a dictionary?
Mostly I use dictionary to find the mean of a word, but nowadays I only use online dictionary.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 12:51


I never use dictionary, but I use Google Translate, it is so easy and fast

Submitted by ClaraKhin on Mon, 20/12/2021 - 14:55


The dictionary involves my everyday life.
I use to explore every words I want to know and I have to know in the dictionary. It's a vital.

Submitted by nguyenquoctai6798 on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 02:37


Usually, I'm only use dictionary to know how it sound, and i search google an image of words to know it actually what. It is best for me.