Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dictionary"

The meaning of "Dictionary" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa "She shoved the dictionary across the desk to him."

Does this mean that the dictionary slid across the desk? Or did the desk and the dictionary never make contact and above the desk the dictionary was passed from her to him??
A: Shoving something across a desk means to push it on the top of the desk to someone else with great force. Yes, it slid on top of the desk. It was not taken off the desk.
Q: O que significa according to one of dictionaries, guy means stay-rope.
guy means man, isn't it?
What is stay-rope??
A: usually called guy-lines. They are ropes on a ship. Ropes on a ship are called lines. Guy is a corruption of guide. So ropes holding up a mast are called guys.
Q: O que significa ; in the dictionary?
A: When the dictionary uses the semicolon (;) like this, it means that the two definitions are related to each other but are not the same.

In this example:

"to stay in a particular condition or position; to make somebody/something do this"

means: (1) to stay in a particular condition or position, or (2) to make somebody or something stay in a particular condition or position.
Q: O que significa I used a dictionary but net came be?
A: I recognise this sentence from a comment on another question. :)

It isn't a correct sentence. The person's original question asked for English learning tips. Someone suggested they use a dictionary and this was their response.
I believe they were trying to say
"I used a dictionary but nothing came of it."

That basically means:

I used a dictionary but it didn't work.
Q: O que significa ...........


When I check my dictionary about material:

material
adj.
3) (law) important and needing to be considered when making a decision IRREVERENT

I don't quite understand the"irrelevant"
here.

..................?
A: Ok, it is basically saying "Something important that needs to be looked at before getting rid of a decision"
If that makes sense...

So irrelevant here just means to make it unimportant or to take out of consideration.

Example sentences using "Dictionary"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Communal.
Not from dictionaries please. .
A: Appreciated.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com In Spanish dictionary, there’s a word ‘calientacabezas’ which means a student pretending to understand the class. Is this word common? Is this wird really exist in spanish culture?.
A: @Korean_DodoBird_1641 Oh thanks a lot! It’s been a big help:)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com dictionary .
A: I didn't know that word, so I had to look it up on the dictionary

Synonyms of "Dictionary" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre This dictionary is better than others in many respects. e This dictionary is better than others in many aspects. ?
A: "Respects" is more of a feeling towards something, example being: "This dictionary deserves my respect!"
This dictionary is one that I view as good / high quality in this situation.
It doesn't sound natural to say "respects." (I don't think anyone says that in this kind of situation)
However,
"Aspects" means parts or features. To say that "This dictionary is better than others in many aspects." Means this dictionary is better than the other ones in many ways.

Hope this helps! (╹◡╹)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre dictionary e vocabulary ?
A: A dictionary is a book. (словарь)
'Vocabulary' usually refers to the amount of words someone knows. (словарный запас)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre dictionary of English e thesaurus of English ?
A: A Dictionary contains alphabetical lists of words that includes the meaning, etymology and pronunciation while the thesaurus is a book that contains synonyms and even antonyms. While a dictionary defines a word, a thesaurus gives a choice of words for each entry.

Example sentences with dictionary and thesaurus

“I used the dictionary to see what the word hope means”

“A thesaurus is a useful aid to writing”
Q: Qual é a diferença entre dictionary e vocabulary ?
A: dictionary is like a books which contain so many words and their meaning which they're compiled in one book...while vocabulary is the individual word contained in the dictionary, that is why you'll always heard people say watch tv and improve your vocab, because there is so many words that you can learn by that
Q: Qual é a diferença entre dictionary e vocabulary ?
A: Dictionary: is a book that lists all words in alphabetical order
vocabulary : is not an object , it's that collection of words used in a given language

I hope that this has helped you!

Translations of "Dictionary"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? In my dictionary (that's pretty famous in Japan), it says "go to see the movies" is wrong somehow.

Why "go to see the movies" is wrong?
A: You can say :

Go to the movies OR
Go to see a movie

But we don’t say “Go to see the movies” without further context.

I suppose it’s wrong because logically, we don’t know what movies the definite article “the” is referring to.

Note that in the expression “go to the movies”, what we are really saying is that we are going to a movie theater. It is a set expression and it does not mean that we are going to see multiple movies.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I read this in dictionary and I don't know whether their meanings are right or wrong.
"in the womb of the night" means " in the dark night"
"in the earth's womb" means "underground"
"in the womb of times" means "in the future"
A: All of them are correct. I believe most of them are used in terms of literary and the last one is from Shakespeare
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? how do I say dictionary in inglesh?
A: You can listen to the pronunciation of "dictionary" on the Oxford Learner's Dictionary.
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/dictionary?q=dictionary
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? dictionary
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? シークヮーサー ( dictionary says it's citrus depress, but I wanna know what word native English speakers use)
A: I think that's the scientific name. I'd say "flat lemon" or "Hirami lemon". Either way, you'll probably have to explain what it is.

Other questions about "Dictionary"

Q: "Using printed dictionaries takes time to find words."


soa natural?
A: Using print dictionaries takes time. OR It takes time to find words using print dictionaries.
Q: I found in the dictionary that 'fence' as a verb has the meaning of 'receiving stolen goods', what does it mean? Like buying stolen goods from a burglar?
A: yes. it's slang. "he stole watches and fenced them on the street."

according to Wikipedia: A fence (noun) is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale, sometimes in a legitimate market. The fence thus acts as a middleman between thieves and the eventual buyers of stolen goods who may not be aware that the goods are stolen.

As a verb, the word describes the behaviour of the thief in the transaction: "The burglar fenced the stolen radio."

This sense of the term came from thieves' slang, first attested c. 1700, from the notion of such transactions taking place under defence of secrecy.

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so i guess fence (noun) is slang short for deFENCE of secercy.

a fence (noun) doesn't ask questions about where you got something or how you got it. either he wants to make a deal or not.

in my experience, this use of the word is rare. the places i've heard was almost always in detective dramas and some scenes involving people talking about the sale of stolen goods.
Q: In the dictionary of poor people, there is no lesuire time. They have to work hard all day long to earn their livings. soa natural?
A: The definition of being poor is having no leisure time. Poor people have to work hard all day long to earn a living.
Q: I am intersted in contemporary Japanese,and speak and write bad English.
I can't write English without a dictionary and "Weblio"
I have a good feeling recently because I find "Hifive"
soa natural?
A: I understand what you are saying, but you could put this instead to get your point across:

I am interested in modern Japanese, but I am still learning how to speak and write English. I have to use a dictionary and Webilo to help me, but Hifive is giving me hope that I can become good with English.
Q: When I need refer to an English dictionary, I'm often using Oxford Dictionaries( http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ ) and Cambridge Dictionaries Online( http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ ). I use them mainly in order to distinguish synonyms. But sometimes their illustrative sentences are too abstract and incomprehensive for me. I know I still don't understand some concepts in English which are unfamiliar in Japanese, but at the same time, I suspect that those sites have only insufficient contents for their free usage on the Internet. Is the quality of those sites' contents good for English learners like me?
A: It's a great resource! If you want to look more into synonyms/antonyms check out thesaurus.com. I use it all the time.

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