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 fery goda on Thu, 30/03/2023 - 10:35


i am not when i was in facutly not alive in dormitroy

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Submitted by _Moon_ on Thu, 16/03/2023 - 11:11


I don't use any hard copy dictionary. I used to use it in my childhood since I didn't know how to use google for searching any word meaning. But when I grow up I just started using online dictionaries like google translator. It helps me to find any word meaning in no time. So it saves our valuable time & makes our life faster than old days. Moreover, hard copy dictionaries consume a lot of time & effort. I think people rarely use those dictionaries nowadays.

Submitted by Abu23 on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 14:35


I use google dictionary every time when i find meaning of some words or sentences.

Submitted by francoandrian on Fri, 10/03/2023 - 22:36


I must use a dictionary but I think is easier to translate the words using DeepL Translator.

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Submitted by hpboy92 on Mon, 06/03/2023 - 00:04


I use dictionaries everyday because I'm trying to focus on studying English at the moment.

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Submitted by marwa hussin on Fri, 17/02/2023 - 20:49


i don't use it much

Submitted by Trang Luu on Tue, 31/01/2023 - 10:16


I use the dictionary to understand the meaning and the pronunciation of a word.

Submitted by kitalphar on Mon, 02/01/2023 - 21:17


I use the dictionary frecuently when i dont have idea about the meanings

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 14:52


I use dictionary daily.
when I need translation word or phrases in study.
Sound pronunciation the word.

Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 12/10/2022 - 13:14


I must say that I use it very often to check the meaning of new words I learn, at least 3 times a week. Sometimes I use it only to be sure of the precise meaning of a word, although I have an idea of the general meaning of the word before I look for it in the dictionary.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!