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Parts of a Dictionary

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  • 1. A dictionary hasinformation aboutwords. The words arelisted in thealphabetical order.
  • 2. To find the words quickly,think of the a dictionary ashaving three (3) parts.1.Front2.Middle3.Back
  • 3. W ords startingwith letters:a, b, c, d, e, f, g
  • 4. W ords startingwith letters:h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p
  • 5. W ords startingwith letters:q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z
  • 6. Let’s Practice!Identify what part of the her 2. Mia brought dictionary canyou see the following words: umbrella today because of the scorching heat1.oblong2.universe of the sun.3.backward4.shuffle5.pumpkin
  • 7. Get your B2A. Turnit on page 440.Do Practice A.
  • 8. The guide words atthe top of the pagename the first andlast words on thepage.
  • 9. Read each word. Choose which pairof guide words it comes between.1.sigh sidelong-signature shuffle- sideline2. flip floss- fly flicker- florist
  • 10. 3. whisk whirl-who whereat- whip4. adventure adult- advocate adhesive- adorn
  • 11. Read each pair of guide words.Identify the word that would appearon the same page.1.breakdown- brewery breaker brake brass
  • 12. 2. inflate- initial inject inn insect3. precede- preliminary precious prank premise
  • 13. On Your OwnTurn your B2A on p.441. Do Practice C andD.
  • 14. Each word defined in a dictionaryis called an entry word. Theentry word is printed in darktype.Stream [strem] n. 1. a bodyof running water, such as a smallriver. 2. A steady flow. A streamof people walked past the shop.-v. streamed, streaming, streams.
  • 15. A special spelling of the wordcomes right after the entry. Thisspecial spelling shows the word’spronunciation, or how to say italoud.Stream [strem] n. 1. a body ofrunning water, such as a small river. 2. Asteady flow. A stream of people walkedpast the shop. -v. streamed, streaming,streams. To flow in a stream
  • 16. The letter or letters after thepronunciation tell the part of speech.Most dictionaries use abbreviations.Stream [strem] n. 1. a body ofrunning water, such as a smallriver. 2. A steady flow. A streamof people walked past the shop.-v. streamed, streaming, streams.To flow in a stream
  • 17. The definition tells the meaningof the word. When a word hasmore than one meaning, thedefinitions are numbered. 1. a body ofStream [strem] n.running water, such as a smallriver. 2. A steady flow. A stream ofpeople walked past the shop. -v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow ina stream
  • 18. Some definitions have an examplesentence that shows how the word isused.Stream [strem] n. 1. a body ofrunning water, such as a smallriver. 2. A steady flow. Astream of peoplewalked past the shop.-v. streamed, streaming, streams.
  • 19. Some dictionaries show theinflected forms of the word.Stream [strem] n. 1. a body ofrunning water, such as a smallriver. 2. A steady flow. A streamof people walked past the shop.-v. streamed,streaming, streams. Toflow in a stream
  • 20. On Your OwnTurn your B2A on p.443. Answer Practice F.