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.
a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
a personal journal (as a physical object)
A daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer.
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.
A calendar or appointment book.
Lasting for one day.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
lasting for one day; as, a diary fever
Etymology: [L. diarium, fr. dies day. See Deity.]
"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
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. 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
An honest autobiography. A good keepsake, but a bad give-away.
Dairy vs. Diary -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Dairy and Diary.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4728
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2888
Rank popularity for the word 'diary' in Nouns Frequency: #1550
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The numerical value of diary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of diary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of diary in a Sentence
When JFK said that Hitler ‘had in him the stuff of which legends are made,’ he was speaking to the mystery surrounding him, not the evil he demonstrated to the world, nowhere in this diary, or in any of his writings, is there any indication of sympathy for Nazi crimes or cause.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
I said I would keep a little diary while I was traveling and working, we had our first day today, which is always tricky. I don't work as much as I used to, and I've said this before maybe, but you go to work, and you forget what you're supposed to do. I just was like, oh, God what do you do? What is acting or any of this nonsense that I've ended up doing?
Self-monitoring of the food you eat using a diary on your phone, computer/iPad or even paper is another way to help you become more aware of what you eat and drink.
‘After the war Otto Frank was so busy with Anne Frank’s diary. He was very impressed with what readers of the diary had written to him. I told him then: “I think it’s wonderful what you are doing for Anne, but I think it’s a pity that nothing is mentioned any more about Margot. She is also worthy of being mentioned”.’
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- diariCatalan, Valencian
- دفتر خاطرات, دفتر خاطرات روزانهPersian
- päiväkirja, päivyriFinnish
- journal intimeFrench
- leabhar-lathaScottish Gaelic
- दैनंदिनी, दैनन्दिनी, डायरीHindi
- buku harianIndonesian
- күндөлүк, дневникKyrgyz
- өдрийн тэмдэглэлMongolian
- နေ့စဉ်မှတ်တမ်း, ဒိုင်ယာရီBurmese
- pamiętnik, dziennikPolish
- jurnal intimRomanian
- beležnica, бележница, dnevnik, дневникSerbo-Croatian
- tarihi, shajaraSwahili
- sổ nhật kýVietnamese
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