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How a dictionary works. Alphabetical Order A …Aba …Abb …Ac etc. How a dictionary works. Other things need alphabetical order knowledge. The phone book Train and Bus timetables Appendices in books Filing systems generally. How a dictionary works.

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How a dictionary works

How a dictionary works

Alphabetical Order

A …Aba …Abb …Ac etc


How a dictionary works1
How a dictionary works

Other things need alphabetical order knowledge.

The phone book

Train and Bus timetables

Appendices in books

Filing systems generally


How a dictionary works2
How a dictionary works

You will find the word you are looking for in Bold

at the top of the page.

Often a word listed in a dictionary is under its root word.

EG: smilingly might be under smile

highway might be under high


How a dictionary works3
How a dictionary works

  • n – noun

  • vb – verb

  • adj – adjective

  • adv - adverb


Thesaurus
Thesaurus

  • You use a thesaurus to extend your language.

  • Example: Dumb

  • Alternatives: dense, dim-witted, doltish, dull, feeble-minded, foolish, moronic, simple-minded, thick.


Dictionary skills
Dictionary Skills

  • Learn to love words and cherish your dictionary

  • Put the following in alphabetical order;

  • conceited, bliss, dire, aspire, loathe, incredulous, glimpse, malicious, vast, angelic.


Quick quiz
Quick Quiz

  • Find the meaning of the following words.

  • Be careful – two of these words are made up!

  • NABOB TRICATE

  • BURBLE SEQUIN

  • HEAD-BANGER XENOPHOBIA

  • OBLITERATE DOCILE

  • SEPIA MUGGLE


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