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.

  1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular person or group.

  2. a list or collection of words and often phrases, usu. arranged in alphabetical order and defined.

  3. the words of a language.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  4. any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication.

  5. 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

vo•cab′u•lar`ied(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vocabulary(noun)

    a listing of the words used in some enterprise

  2. vocabulary, lexicon, mental lexicon(noun)

    a language user's knowledge of words

  3. vocabulary(noun)

    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

  1. 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

Wiktionary

  1. vocabulary(Noun)

    A usually alphabetized and explained collection of words e.g. of a particular field, or prepared for a specific purpose, often for learning.

  2. vocabulary(Noun)

    The collection of words a person knows and uses.

    My Russian vocabulary is very limited.

  3. vocabulary(Noun)

    The stock of words used in a particular field.

    The vocabulary of social sciences is often incomprehensible to ordinary people.

  4. vocabulary(Noun)

    The words of a language collectively.

    The vocabulary of any language is influenced by contacts with other cultures.

  5. vocabulary(Noun)

    A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques

  6. Origin: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vocabulary(noun)

    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

  2. Vocabulary(noun)

    a sum or stock of words employed

Freebase

  1. Vocabulary

    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

  1. Vocabulary

    The sum or the stock of words used by a language, a group, or an individual. (From Webster, 3d ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vocabulary' in Nouns Frequency: #2574


Translations for vocabulary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

vocabulary(noun)

words in general

This book contains some difficult vocabulary.

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