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<text bytes="1078" xml:space="preserve">{{wikipedia}}

        === Pronunciation ===
        * {{UK}} {{IPA|/ˈdɪkʃən(ə)ri/}}, {{SAMPA|/&quot;dIkS@n(@)ri/}}
        * {{US}} {{enPR|dĭk'shə-nĕr&quot;ē}}, {{IPA|/ˈdɪkʃənˌɛri/}}, {{SAMPA|/&quot;dIkS@n%Eri/}}
        * {{audio|en-uk-dictionary.ogg|Audio (UK)}}
        * {{audio|en-us-dictionary.ogg|Audio (US)}}

        == Noun ==
        {{noun|2=dictionaries}}
        [[File:Blacks-Law-Dictionary.jpg|thumb|A '''dictionary'''.]]
        [[File:BilingualDictionaries.jpg|thumb|Some [[bilingual]] '''dictionaries'''.]]
        # {{countable}} A '''dictionary''' is a [[book]] that tells you what [[word]]s mean, and how to [[spell]] them. A lot of '''dictionaries''' will also tell you about [[etymology]] (where words come from) and [[pronunciation]] (how to speak them). {{syn|lexicon|wordbook}}
        #: ''You are reading an online '''dictionary''' right now.''
        #: ''The words in a printed '''dictionary''' are in [[alphabetical order]].''
        #: ''I looked up the '''dictionary''' to find the meaning of the word [[business]].''

        === Related words ===
        * [[definition]]
        * [[diction]]
        * [[thesaurus]]

        === See also ===
        * [[reference]]
        [[Category:Literature]]</text>