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 muyanik on Wed, 21/06/2023 - 12:30


I usually use the dictionary to learn meaning and using of new words. But for this purpose, nowadays technological dictionaries such as zargan, sesli sozluk, etc. are used more. Goggle translate are used more than all for this.

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Thu, 08/06/2023 - 11:46


I always use online translater but sometimes when I want to find out the different meanings of word I use dictionary app for mobile phone, Abby Lingvo, for example

Submitted by Natalia Bobrova on Tue, 30/05/2023 - 06:55


I use online dictionary al the time. I use it not only to look up the meaning of he words, but also to find synonyms and antonyms, useful collocations, and practical examples. My personal favourites are the Cambridge and Merriam-Webster dictionaries.

Submitted by esteban_vera on Fri, 31/03/2023 - 17:22


I always use dictionary to find the meaning

Submitted by Miss zahra on Fri, 31/03/2023 - 08:48


I use dictionary several times a day. It,s help me to find out the meaning, pronunciation, usage and other form of the word. I use the phrase " meaning of" to search in google and do not use the hard copy because online is faster and portable.

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.