What does diary mean?

Definitions for diary
ˈdaɪ ə ridi·a·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word diary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diary, journalnoun

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

  2. diarynoun

    a personal journal (as a physical object)

Wiktionary

  1. diarynoun

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

  2. diarynoun

    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. diarynoun

    A calendar or appointment book.

  4. diaryadjective

    Lasting for one day.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diarynoun

    An account of the transactions, accidents, and observations of every day; a journal.

    Etymology: diarium, Latin.

    In sea-voyages, where there is nothing to be seen but sky and sea, men make diaries; but in land-travel, wherein so much is to be observed, they omit it. Francis Bacon, Essay 19.

    I go on in my intended diary. Tatler, №. 60.

Wikipedia

  1. Diary

    Diary is a song by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys from her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys. Written by Keys and Kerry Brothers, Jr. and produced by Keys, the song features the American group Tony! Toni! Toné!. It was released on June 29, 2004 as the album's third single. At one time, "Diary" had been released as a double A-side with "If I Ain't Got You"."Diary" was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2005 Grammy Awards. The song peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Its Hani remixes topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart in late 2004.

ChatGPT

  1. diary

    A diary is a personal record or journal in which one documents their thoughts, feelings, experiences, observations, or activities on a daily basis, for self-reflection or future reference. Diaries can be used to keep track of personal growth or to create a personal narrative of one's life. They may be written on paper or in digital format.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diarynoun

    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. Diaryadjective

    lasting for one day; as, a diary fever

  3. Etymology: [L. diarium, fr. dies day. See Deity.]

Wikidata

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diary

    dī′a-ri, n. a daily record: a journal.—adjs. Diā′rial, Diā′rian.—v.t. or v.i. Dī′arise.—n. Dī′arist, one who keeps a diary. [L. diarium.]

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.

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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 for diary »

  1. dairy

  2. yaird

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of diary in a Sentence

  1. James Barrie:

    The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

  2. Anne Frank:

    I have often been downcast, but never in despair I regard our hiding as a dangerous adventure, romantic and interesting at the same time. In my diary I treat all the privations as amusing. I have made up my mind now to lead a different life from other girls and, later on, different from ordinary housewives. My start has been so very full of interest, and that is the sole reason why I have to laugh at the humorous side of the most dangerous moments.

  3. Melki Rish:

    Your thoughts are just a diary of your life, you are not your thoughts but the observers of your thoughts. Observe your thoughts and choose your readings carefully »

  4. Sheriff Charles Jenkins:

    Right now this investigation is very much focused on her diary and the detail in her diary that clearly planned out a mass shooting at her high school.

  5. Bep Voskuijl:

    Even though Anne was almost ten years younger than I was, at times I almost had the inclination to tell her things that were very private. I know that she valued hearing about such intimacies. She asked me very personal questions on a number of occasions. I resisted telling her everything because I knew she was keeping a diary and I didn’t want her to write about personal matters, which I might have revealed.

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