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: 4.3 (23 votes)

Submitted by Toan3002 on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 13:59


I almost use the Oxford Dictionary to search for new words or listen to pronunciation.

Submitted by tachinhbn on Sun, 01/10/2023 - 15:40


I usually use monolingual dictionary to find exact meaning of the word

Submitted by roris_hs on Mon, 21/08/2023 - 13:32


I used the dictionary when at school. Currently I use google translate

Submitted by Kais Bouaine on Sun, 20/08/2023 - 22:59


I haven't used the dictionary in the past five years

Submitted by Menna-Nasser on Tue, 25/07/2023 - 05:35


When i was young, i used the dictionary book lots of time. But when i grew up, i use google translate

Submitted by GetsemaniGomez on Fri, 21/07/2023 - 19:47


I stopped using it a long time ago, although I must admit that it is better to consult the words in a dictionary

Submitted by muyanik on Wed, 21/06/2023 - 12:47


Dictionary is commonly used to learn meaning and using of new words and understand the text better. ın addition, dictionary is considered as a frequently referenced-source by students, teachers, language learners and translaters. For this purpose, traditional dictionaries were used in previous years, but online dictionaries spread by tecnological development.

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.