What does vocabulary mean?

Definitions for vocabulary
voʊˈkæb yəˌlɛr ivo·cab·u·lary

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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"

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.

    Etymology: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

  2. vocabulary(Noun)

    The collection of words a person knows and uses.

    My Russian vocabulary is very limited.

    Etymology: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

  3. vocabulary(Noun)

    The stock of words used in a particular field.

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

    Etymology: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

  4. vocabulary(Noun)

    The words of a language collectively.

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

    Etymology: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

  5. vocabulary(Noun)

    A range of artistic or stylistic forms or techniques

    Etymology: vocabularium, vocabularius: vocabulaire. See vocable.

Wikipedia

  1. Vocabulary

    A vocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person's language. A vocabulary, usually developed with age, 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.

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

    Etymology: [LL. vocabularium, vocabularius: cf. F. vocabulaire. See Vocable.]

  2. Vocabulary(noun)

    a sum or stock of words employed

    Etymology: [LL. vocabularium, vocabularius: cf. F. vocabulaire. See Vocable.]

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)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. vocabulary

    The system of naval signals based on Sir Home Popham's improvements.

Editors Contribution

  1. vocabulary

    The accurate, natural and intuitive known words to communicate and express a specific language in line with the universes truth and the collective plan for the evolution of humanity.

    Our vocabulary is important for us to express truthfully how we feel and to have the freedom to express that truth naturally.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 2, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce vocabulary?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocabulary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vocabulary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of vocabulary in a Sentence

  1. Brie Larson:

    To have this little boy who could step into the world for the first time with a pretty nice vocabulary and be able to explain to us what the world looks like to him was such a beautiful glimpse that I hadn't seen.

  2. Tom Waits:

    I always had a great appreciation for jazz, but I'm a very pedestrian musician. I get by. I like to think that my main instrument is vocabulary.

  3. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    RASTA ICABULARY IS THE RASTA VERSION OF ALL ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND ETYMOLOGY OF WORDS , PHRASES AND SPEECHES. THIS WAS CONCEIVED AND DEVELOPED BY RAS CARDO AND PETER TOSH IN 1964 TRENCH TOWN. IT WAS INCORPORATED AND COPYRIGHTED IN RAS CARDO- REGGAE LYRICS- A REGGAE EDUCATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED GLOBALLY. RAS CARDO WAS ALSO A MENTOR OF PETER TOSH IN TRENCH TOWN. THE SOURCE OF THE PHRASE WRITTEN BELOW COMES FROM THIS.

  4. Stephen Colbert:

    We had no vocabulary for what you showed us.

  5. Nikki Haley:

    I love the fact that she said she was inspired by her mom because 'can't' was never in her vocabulary.

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