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 Ibrahimyousef on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 14:52


I use dictionary daily.
when I need translation word or phrases in study.
Sound pronunciation the word.

Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 12/10/2022 - 13:14


I must say that I use it very often to check the meaning of new words I learn, at least 3 times a week. Sometimes I use it only to be sure of the precise meaning of a word, although I have an idea of the general meaning of the word before I look for it in the dictionary.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!

Submitted by E_eg on Thu, 08/09/2022 - 23:30


I don't use it much, only when I need to know how to spell a word correctly.

Submitted by Geraldine7398 on Tue, 06/09/2022 - 21:46


rarely, I don't use the dictionary

Submitted by almaqdashi on Sat, 13/08/2022 - 13:36


I use dictionary when I need to know the meaning of the words specially when I am reading the story books..
Thanks .....

Submitted by Fadiazzam on Sat, 30/07/2022 - 12:10


I tray to use the dictionary to practice English and improve my skills in English

Submitted by zo_fia on Wed, 20/07/2022 - 02:39


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.

Submitted by Tami_hero on Thu, 07/07/2022 - 09:59


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.

Submitted by yaser14 on Wed, 06/07/2022 - 21:46


I never use a traditional dictionary, but I use the online dictionary daily

Submitted by najib.oulhouch on Sun, 05/06/2022 - 20:59


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