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 ZarNiAung on Wed, 03/04/2024 - 18:55


I always use dictionary when I don't understand well the meaning of a word of English that to mean Burmese language and sometime I also use English to English dictionary when I can't understand a word that cannot mean to my language.

Submitted by V4Vendetta on Sat, 09/12/2023 - 18:50


How often do you use a dictionary?

It is rare that I use a dictionary because nowadays it is more simple to use information technology to correct or translate

I use a dictionary every day. When I  study english I need to search the meaning and pronuntiation to each word. It is very important because I can improve my vocabulary

Submitted by dkythien4 on Sun, 19/11/2023 - 20:11


How often do you use a dictionary?
I use Cambridge dictionary all most the time to search for new words or listen to pronunciations.

Submitted by Muneer. Qmohammed on Sun, 12/11/2023 - 12:59


All the time i use the dictionary because i need it in my work and study english.

Submitted by betelf on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 20:52


I use it almost every day. I'm learning English, so I try to read some English every day. But I mostly use online dictionaries.

Submitted by Niky2k on Sun, 08/10/2023 - 15:53


Nowadays I am using dictionary mostly all time. I am learning English by electronic dictionary. The list of most of important words by Oxford it's must have to use in the beginning of study English.

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