gazetteer


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gaz·et·teer

 (găz′ĭ-tîr′)
n.
1. A dictionary, listing, or index of geographic names.
2. Archaic A writer for a gazette; a journalist.

gazetteer

(ˌɡæzɪˈtɪə)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a book or section of a book that lists and describes places. Abbreviation: gaz
2. (Journalism & Publishing) archaic a writer for a gazette or newspaper; journalist

gaz•et•teer

(ˌgæz ɪˈtɪər)

n.
1. a geographical dictionary.
2. Archaic. a journalist.
[1605–15]

gazetteer

1. a book of place names, sometimes with additional information, arranged alphabetically.
2. an index to an atlas.
See also: Geography
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gazetteer - a journalist who writes for a gazette
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
2.gazetteer - a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
dictionary, lexicon - a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
book of maps, map collection, atlas - a collection of maps in book form
Translations
مُعْجَم جُغْرافي
zeměpisný slovník
stedregister
helységnévtár
landfræîiheitaskrá
geografinių vardų žodynas
ģeogrāfisko nosaukumu rādītājs
zemepisný slovník
coğrafya sözlüğü

gazetteer

[ˌgæzɪˈtɪəʳ] Ndiccionario m geográfico

gazetteer

[ˌgæzɪˈtɪər] nindex m géographique

gazetteer

nalphabetisches Ortsverzeichnis (mit Ortsbeschreibung)

gazetteer

[ˌgæzɪˈtɪəʳ] n (book) → dizionario di nomi geografici; (section of book) → indice m dei nomi geografici

gazetteer

(gӕzəˈtiə) noun
a dictionary of geographical names.
References in classic literature ?
The letter is not dated; but the postmark is 'Allonby,' which I have found, on referring to the Gazetteer, to be a little sea-side place in Cumberland.
Loret, with all the charming innocence of a gazetteer, - the gazetteers of all ages have always been so artless
This is the first volume of a gazetteer which is now being published.
I walked to and fro, tried to read an old gazetteer, listened to the awful noises: looked at faces, scenes, and figures in the fire.
All his life a strong Whig, he was appointed in 1707 Gazetteer, or editor, of 'The London Gazette,' the official government newspaper.
Men are naturally hunters and inquisitive of wood-craft, and I suppose that such a gazetteer as wood-cutters and Indians should furnish facts for, would take place in the most sumptuous drawing-rooms of all the "Wreaths" and "Flora's chaplets" of the bookshops; yet ordinarily, whether we are too clumsy for so subtle a topic, or from whatever cause, as soon as men begin to write on nature, they fall into euphuism.
They were especially scarce at Grimworth, which, as I have before observed, was a low parish, mentioned with the most scornful brevity in gazetteers.
Compiling a new gazetteer was part of the assimilation process, but in some cases could lead to violence: Dennis gives as an example the story of the An [phrase omitted] family and the 1555 Gazetteer of Mahu (Mahu fuzhi [phrase omitted]), a prefecture between Sichuan and Yunnan.
Tenders are invited for Printing of Revised Tumkur District Gazetteer (Kannada Version)
To finalize this work, I used research paper, Primary reports, Gazetteer, Books, scholarly Articles and web sources.
com)-- Gazetteer specialists Aligned Assets are pleased to announce the release of a Risk Information Module as part of their local government gazetteer management system, Symphony iManage.
He also hosted Stuart Maconie's TV Towns, a popular gazetteer of major British cities and their roles in modern cultural life for ITV 4.