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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A1 English level (elementary)

I use dictionary when I need to know the meaning of the words specially when I am reading the story books..
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Normally, I use dictionary when I want to know the meanings of new words.
I think I usually use it everyday. It's very interesting to learn new words.

How often do you use a dictionary?

I never use a dictionary, i currently using google translate.
i think few people use dictionary in this time, they all use google translate because they spend all of theire time surfing internet.

How often do you use a dictionary?
i'use a online dictionay to search the meaning of each words and verbs

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.

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.

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 .

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

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.

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.

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.

In the age of the internet, I don't use the dictionnary, if I want to know the definition of a word I use Google translate or contexto reverso app!

actually , I don't use , I using google translate because it faster , when i want to search meaning something .

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.

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

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

Generally, I use the diccionary all days for learn vocabulary and understand english sentences
Often, I use internet for search words. Searching words in dictionary takes time to explore. But internet so quickly find the words.
I usually use dictionaries, I use an English dictionary and a Spanish dictionary.
Usually I do not use a dictionary, it take lot of time for me. I use translator, instead. Though I have packet dictionary, It belonged mine grandmother. This dictionary very little and nice)
I use dictionary every day for search new words or phrases. If you are learning a language, it's a useful instrument for increase your vocabulary.
Yes definitely , I use dictionary to search some vocabulary that I can't understand directly. Some of my friends underestimate on me because I still used dictionary while they used internet to search definition of some difficult phrases. But for me dictionary is the best thing that can help you to search definition of some phrases.
I don't use dictionary so much, I google the words instead. My school days I used dictionary book but anymore. especially, book, I use electric type more.
i usually use the dictonary while study about foreign language, especially english
When I study English I use a online dictionary everyday. I want to learn English so I read English news, books, articles. So I need to use English dictionary for my unknow words.
I often use dictionary when am I studying English. Sometimes it's a dictionary book but most of the time it's an app or google translator.
Yes, I used the dictionary book. I use the dictionary book when I wanna know words. Now I use the dictionary with my phone an app. It is very useful for me. It can be used everywhere. I think it is very useful for everyone. So we must use the dictionary book or the dictionary with the phone an app usefully.
I often use dictionary when I wanna search the new words that I don't know. Actually, I always use it to improve my vocabulary skill and I use the new words back in my daily life that I searched from the dictionary. The more I search the new words the more I can use them when I speak in English. So, I think dictionaries are very useful for everyone and I wanna advise you that you should search the new words(10 words) everyday.
I usually use a dictionary, because with this book I can search for words that I don't know, the grammarly and examples about them use.
Now that I'm studying I use frequently the dictionary so I can find the meaning of different words.
I always use a dictionary when I am studying English or when I am reading a book, newspaper or magazine, also when I am watching a video, I copy the words I don't know and then I find out their meaning in the dictionary I also use the google translator to listen to the sounds of the word