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 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 works • n – noun • vb – verb • adj – adjective • adv - adverb
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 • 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 • 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