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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Language level

A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by le van son on Sun, 17/11/2019 - 13:31

I always using a dictionary online to understand the sentence and learn vocabulary.
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Submitted by hoailinh on Mon, 04/11/2019 - 03:11

I think the dictionary is very essential for anyone learning a foreign language. When I was in high school, I used to use the dictionary books. When I went to the university, I used to the dictionary applications on my phone. Therefore, I learn English easier and more convenient. When I have new word, I will look it up in the dictionary to understand the meaning and the usage of the word. I think everyone should have the dictionary because it helps you a lot in learning a foreign language.

Submitted by Siti Fatimah on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 04:37

be a beginner to learn english, I am often to open the dictionary every time when I cant understand about sentence or words. I try to use english to english dictionarry cause I know that will help me to improve my english more but I am still difficulties.

Submitted by Abdelmouttalib on Wed, 02/10/2019 - 09:13

I use the dictionary rarely

Submitted by Abdijalil on Mon, 30/09/2019 - 20:02

I mostly use dictionary if I don.t know word thank you for help

Submitted by arifin on Sun, 29/09/2019 - 06:05

nowdays, usually we use digital dectionary. but printed dictionary is always best.

Submitted by Toanrt on Fri, 16/08/2019 - 15:12

when I see a new word

Submitted by Lameed Mohamed on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:54

I don't use a hard dictionary at all but I use app dictionaries most of times although they aren't profissional as hard ones but they're cheaper and more affordable ..

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 31/07/2019 - 13:37

I use google translate because it's very helpful.

Submitted by Hkn18 on Mon, 29/07/2019 - 20:41

I usually don't use the dictionary but I looking search some words in İnternet

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Thu, 18/07/2019 - 14:58

i could say always,whenever i searching in the internet and see a word itis hard to undrestand i use dictionery, it is best to use english to english dic, because acting this way made and open a wide range of vocabulary for us and so helpful for our learning english

Submitted by Jamileh on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 07:23

Iuse dictionary when I'm studing english

Submitted by OlgaBut on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 18:42

I use dictionary when I don't know ttraslation of word. I often use Google translator

Submitted by Cho on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 05:48

I usually use dictionary when I don't know the meaning of word.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 17:55

I mostly refer google dictionary it also give meaning with example but in college I use book dictionary.

Submitted by popo1011 on Tue, 02/07/2019 - 06:16

I am using a different dictionary, Cambridge dictionary, online. meantime I installed the Dict Box application on my phone. It is better for me to find word s meaning easily.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 21:56

I quite often use a dictionary, especially the dictionary on line.

Submitted by Abdo sleem on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 11:30

I always used online Cambridge dictionary, it’s favorite for me , I can listen pronouncing uk or us , also can known which kind of word noun or verb ..adjective ..adverb ....etc and have a lot of idea about the meaning for every words.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:56

Hello, every day I use cambridge dictionary.

Submitted by Setareh on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 03:18

I am using online dictionary every day because, I am reading English;
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:22

i'm using online dictionary !
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:21

I often use a dictionary. I started using a dictionary at school for the English lessons. So that habit continued. I still use a dictionary when reading or writing something. Now I use a dictionary app in my phone which is quicker and easier. A dictionary is kind of a door to the world of language. Anyway, I always thank to the person who created a dictionary.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:17

I usually use the dictionary.Because i try to find the meaning of new words.Dictionary is very easy method to find the meaning of words.

Submitted by Aye Aye Aung on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:24

If I don't know the meaning of word, I use dictionary.

Submitted by Ehsan1984 on Sat, 27/04/2019 - 11:10

today online dictionary is very easy and fast.

Submitted by Traveler on Tue, 16/04/2019 - 18:09

I don't use the dictionary. I just use the tratuctor

Submitted by Pedrob on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 21:28

I'm using a dictionary every day since I started to study English.

Submitted by Rehab Abdallh on Tue, 02/04/2019 - 17:54

I use dictionary every day that to help learn new vocabulary
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Submitted by MAO on Mon, 01/04/2019 - 13:52

When I was a elementary student, faculty in school taught students how to look up a Chinese dictionary and assigned several homework to make us familiar to this skill. It was the time that i used a dictionary frequently. For now, thanks to the development of technology, it's convenient to look up a dictionary online or with some apps. I use it when reading journals, speaking to foreigners, and writing texts.
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Submitted by Esther Chinwe on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 10:23

I rarely make use of the dictionary
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Submitted by Stanley Alvarez on Mon, 11/03/2019 - 17:08

I use dictionary all time. Often, when I write an academic text, because I'm studying two years ago.

Submitted by Estudent on Tue, 26/02/2019 - 16:49

A this moment I don't use the dictionary.
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Submitted by mtalebi on Fri, 22/02/2019 - 19:58

I use the dictionary several times a week.