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 victor.07 on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 15:57

I don't use dictionary often
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Submitted by mirtha on Thu, 25/03/2021 - 19:11

I used to use the Dictionary, but now I use the Internet.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 00:45

Usually I do not use a dictionary, it take lot of time for me. I use translator, instead. Though I have packet dictionary, It belonged mine grandmother. This dictionary very little and nice)

Submitted by Alex.BC on Tue, 16/03/2021 - 14:53

I often use a dictionary while learning English.

Submitted by Veronikka on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 23:44

I use dictionary every day for search new words or phrases. If you are learning a language, it's a useful instrument for increase your vocabulary.

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 03:38

Yes definitely , I use dictionary to search some vocabulary that I can't understand directly. Some of my friends underestimate on me because I still used dictionary while they used internet to search definition of some difficult phrases. But for me dictionary is the best thing that can help you to search definition of some phrases.

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 04:55

I don't use dictionary so much, I google the words instead. My school days I used dictionary book but anymore. especially, book, I use electric type more.

Submitted by Nasywa Shiyami… on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 03:52

i usually use the dictonary while study about foreign language, especially english