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 sawpaing on Fri, 19/07/2024 - 20:18


I used a dictionary for the last five years. Now I use Google search instead of a dictionary.

Submitted by ThaisNascimento on Mon, 15/07/2024 - 15:10


I use the dictionary frequently because of my work.

Submitted by shakilwillbe on Sun, 23/06/2024 - 13:56


As I am a student I use a dictionary every day. And while reading sometimes when I find a new word then I search for it in the dictionary. Nowadays I use the Cambridge Dictionary the most, there are many features in it. Among them, I use most of the time to listen to the pronunciation.

Submitted by meysam on Sun, 23/06/2024 - 10:49


I use dictionary many time, Because I am learning English every day. So usually I need to use a dictionary. 

Submitted by Anna1303 on Wed, 29/05/2024 - 10:30


to be honest i use dictionary everyday, i use it to search the meaning of an english word if i can't understand


Submitted by ubaid332 on Tue, 14/05/2024 - 04:39


I use a dictionary daily. Because I am reading daily that I need dictionary to check the meaning of word and pronounciation as well. I normally use the Chrome extension dictionary that helps me to check the word instantly and further details needed I use Google Translate.

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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.