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 Oktavia on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 14:01

I use dictionary by app in smartphone. It makes me easy looking for words that's I want to know.

Submitted by ezzadin on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 11:25

I you dictionary when I meet new words I don't know their meaning . Becuase Iam still studying english by my self and and learning vocabularies to make me confident when I want speak english fluently.
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Submitted by Sergei Baskakov on Sat, 07/03/2020 - 11:54

I use a dictionary every day. I think it's OK because English is my second language
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Submitted by Tun Lin on Sat, 07/03/2020 - 01:04

I use the dictionary when I see an unknown word more than three times.

Submitted by ademyonet on Fri, 14/02/2020 - 15:04

I use a dictionary for every word I don't know. However, dictionary using decreases in course of time.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Fri, 17/01/2020 - 17:06

Hi, i use dictionary every time that i meet a new word and i don't know its meaning. When i was child i used it a lot, instead now i use dictionary only few times.
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Submitted by Optimist on Sun, 12/01/2020 - 08:15

I'm use a dictionary every day practice

Submitted by serena lee on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 15:25

I usually use dictionary. When I was child, I always Vietnamese - English dictionnary. But now I grown up and I find out a secret that is using English-english dictionary will be better than for studying English.