Definitions for vocabularyvoʊˈkæb yəˌlɛr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vo•cab•u•lar•yvoʊˈkæb yəˌlɛr i(n.)(pl.)-lar•ies.
the stock of words used by or known to a particular person or group.
a list or collection of words and often phrases, usu. arranged in alphabetical order and defined.
the words of a language.
any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication.
the set of forms, techniques, or other means of expression available to or characteristic of an artist, art form, etc.
Origin of vocabulary:
1525–35; < ML vocābulārium, n. use of neut. of vocābulārius of words = L vocābul(um)vocable+-ārius -ary
a listing of the words used in some enterprise
vocabulary, lexicon, mental lexicon(noun)
a language user's knowledge of words
the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)
"he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
vocabulary(noun)ʊˈkæb yəˌlɛr i
the words sb knows or the words of a particular language, book, etc.
a test on Spanish vocabulary; a novel with a rich vocabulary
A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.
The collection of words a person knows and uses.
My Russian vocabulary is very limited.
The stock of words used in a particular field.
The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.
The words of a language collectively.
The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.
A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques
Origin: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.
a list or collection of words arranged in alphabetical order and explained; a dictionary or lexicon, either of a whole language, a single work or author, a branch of science, or the like; a word-book
a sum or stock of words employed
A person's vocabulary is the set of words within a language that are familiar to that person. A vocabulary usually develops with age, and serves as a useful and fundamental tool for communication and acquiring knowledge. Acquiring an extensive vocabulary is one of the largest challenges in learning a second language.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The sum or the stock of words used by a language, a group, or an individual. (From Webster, 3d ed)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'vocabulary' in Nouns Frequency: #2574
Translations for vocabulary
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
words in general
This book contains some difficult vocabulary.
- vocabulárioPortuguese (BR)
- das VokabularGerman
- אוֹצַר מִילִיםHebrew
- 일반 어휘Korean
- vārdu krājumsLatvian
- ord, gloserNorwegian
- قاموس، دكلمو ذخيره چې دالفبا په ترتيب ټول شوي وي: دژبې دلغاتو مجموعهPashto
- lexic, vocabularRomanian
- slovná zásobaSlovak
- ord, glosorSwedish
- 字彙Chinese (Trad.)
- словник; словниковий складUkrainian
- từ vựngVietnamese
- 词汇Chinese (Simp.)
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