Definitions for diaryˈdaɪ ə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•a•ryˈdaɪ ə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. a daily written record of one's experiences, observations, and feelings.

  2. a book for keeping such a record.

  3. a book for noting daily appointments and the like.

Origin of diary:

1575–85; < L diārium daily allowance, journal =di(ēs) day +-ārium -ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diary, journal(noun)

    a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

  2. diary(noun)

    a personal journal (as a physical object)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. diary(noun)ˈdaɪ ə ri

    a book for writing about what happens to you each day; = journal

    to keep a diary

  2. diaryˈdaɪ ə ri

    an appointment book

    ***I didn't write it down in my diary.


  1. diary(Noun)

    A daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer.

  2. diary(Noun)

    The method or media used to keep such experiences.

    They kept separate diaries. His was on paper and her diary was on her computer's hard drive.

  3. diary(Noun)

    A calendar or appointment book.

  4. diary(Adjective)

    Lasting for one day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diary(noun)

    a register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary

  2. Diary(adj)

    lasting for one day; as, a diary fever


  1. Diary

    "Diary" is a song by American recording artist Alicia Keys from her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys. Written by Keys and Kerry Brothers, Jr., the song features the American group Tony! Toni! Toné!, and was released on June 29, 2004 as the album's third single. It was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2005 Grammy Awards. At one time, "Diary" had been released as a double A-side with "If I Ain't Got You". The song's Hani remixes gave Keys her first—and so far only—chart-topper on the Hot Dance Club Play in late 2004. It also peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Keys and Tony! Toni! Toné!, never sang the song live together, to date.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. diary

    1. To see one's self as no one else cares to see us. 2. A book that describes the birth, effulgence and disappearance of pimples. 3. The lavatory of literature.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DIARY

    An honest autobiography. A good keepsake, but a bad give-away.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4728

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2888

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Nouns Frequency: #1550

Anagrams of diary

  1. dairy

Translations for diary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a (small book containing a) record of daily happenings

The explorer kept a diary of his adventures.

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