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Dictionary Definitions

  1. 1. How is a Dictionary Organized?
  2. 2. Dictionaries are books that list all the words in a language.
  3. 3. To make dictionaries easier to use, the words are organized in alphabetical order . So to use a dictionary easily , you must know how to alphabetize words.
  4. 4. Since there are so many words in a dictionary, guide words are used to help you locate a word quickly. What are guide words ?
  5. 5. Guide words are found at the top of each page. They tell you the first and last word that is found on that page.
  6. 6. How do guide words help you find a word quickly? Instead of looking at each word on a page, which could take forever, you just look at the guide words and then use what you know about alphabetizing words to decide if your word would be found on that page.
  7. 7. Let’s see what that means- Let’s pretend we are looking up the word, science . First we would turn to the S section.
  8. 8. Then we would use the guide words and what we know about alphabetizing words to decide the correct page in the S section.
  9. 9. We would look at the guide words at the top of each page and decide between which ones our word would come in alphabetical order.
  10. 10. Let’s do that for the word science - Which one of these pages would contain the word science ?
  11. 11. Dictionary Definitions More than one meaning
  12. 12. Have you ever looked up the definition for a word in the dictionary? If so, then you might have been confused by some of the parts of that definition.
  13. 13. Today, we’re going to learn what each part of a definition means.
  14. 14. When you look up the word flag, this is what your will see. <ul><li>flag (flag) </li></ul><ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. Please flag down a police officer. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>flag (flag) </li></ul><ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. Please flag down a police officer. </li></ul>The word in bold
  16. 16. <ul><li>flag (flag) </li></ul><ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>2. verb To stop, or to signal. Please flag down a police officer. </li></ul>The word in bold Sometimes there is a picture of the word
  17. 17. <ul><li>flag (flag) </li></ul><ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. </li></ul>The word being defined is followed by the pronunciation in parenthesis.
  18. 18. <ul><li>flag (flag) </li></ul><ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. </li></ul>The first word tells the word’s part of speech
  19. 19. <ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer. </li></ul>The next section is the actual definition of the word.
  20. 20. <ul><li>noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>verb To stop, or to signal. Please flag down a police officer. </li></ul>Finally, you might see a sentence using the word. The word is usually in bold again.

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