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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 ?
They were especially scarce at Grimworth, which, as I have before observed, was a low parish, mentioned with the most scornful brevity in gazetteers.
Loret, with all the charming innocence of a gazetteer, - the gazetteers of all ages have always been so artless
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.
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.
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.
This is the first volume of a gazetteer which is now being published.
All his life a strong Whig, he was appointed in 1707 Gazetteer, or editor, of 'The London Gazette,' the official government newspaper.
DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers are unique in that they combine the latest digital technology with human editors to verify travel information and map details, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
Being provided as part of their continual drive to provide the highest quality in local government software, the Risk Information Module will allow councils to store data pertaining to risks against each record in their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPG).
Information about the presence of named entities from predefined gazetteers has been shown to be an important information for NERC [19].
GeoPlace LLP has today announced the winners of the 2011 National Gazetteers Exemplar Awards.
The important collection includes gazetteers, administration reports, proceedings of conferences, census reports, memoirs, assembly debates etc.