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glos·sa·ry

 (glô′sə-rē, glŏs′ə-)
n. pl. glos·sa·ries
A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

[Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.]

glos·sar′i·al (glô-sâr′ē-əl, glŏ-) adj.
glos′sa·rist n.

glossary

(ˈɡlɒsərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Library Science & Bibliography) an alphabetical list of terms peculiar to a field of knowledge with definitions or explanations. Sometimes called: gloss
[C14: from Late Latin glossārium; see gloss2]
glossarial adj
glosˈsarially adv
ˈglossarist n

glos•sa•ry

(ˈglɒs ə ri, ˈglɔ sə-)

n., pl. -ries.
a list of terms in a special subject, field, or area of usage, with accompanying definitions.
[1350–1400; Middle English glossarye < Latin glōssarium difficult word requiring explanation < Greek glōssárion, diminutive of glôssa tongue, language]
glos•sar•i•al (glɒˈsɛər i əl, glɔ-) adj.
glos•sar′i•al•ly, adv.
glos′sa•rist, n.

glossary

An alphabetical list of specialized words and phrases, given their explanations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glossary - an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)

glossary

noun
An alphabetical list of words often defined or translated:
Translations
مَسْرَد بالكَلِمات الصَّعْبَه
glosářslovníčekslovníček pojmůslovník pojmů
ordliste
sanasto
magyarázatos szójegyzékszójegyzék
orîalisti
sözlükçe

glossary

[ˈglɒsərɪ] Nglosario m

glossary

[ˈglɒsəri] nglossaire m, lexique mgloss finish nbrillant m

glossary

nGlossar nt

glossary

[ˈglɒsərɪ] nglossario

gloss

(glos) noun
brightness or shininess on the surface. Her hair has a lovely gloss; (also adjective) gloss paint.
verb
to make a glossary. The student glossed the difficult terms in order to understand the article.
ˈglossary (-səri) plural ˈglossaries noun
a list of words etc with their meanings. a glossary of technical terms; a Shakespeare glossary.
ˈglossy adjective
smooth and shining. The dog has a glossy coat.
ˈglossiness noun
gloss over
to try to hide (a mistake etc). He glossed over the fact that he had forgotten the previous appointment by talking about his accident.
References in classic literature ?
If our neophyte, strong in the new-born love of antiquity, were to undertake to imitate what he had learnt to admire, it must be allowed he would act very injudiciously, if he were to select from the Glossary the obsolete words which it contains, and employ those exclusively of all phrases and vocables retained in modern days.
By the time I had read all of Chaucer that I could find in the various collections and criticisms, my father had been made a clerk in the legislature, and on one of his visits home he brought me the poet's works from the State Library, and I set about reading them with a glossary.
So much is this so that a glossary written by a friend of Spenser, in which old words were explained, was published with the Shepherd's Calendar.
The expression of a man's face is commonly a help to his thoughts, or glossary on his speech; but the countenance of Newman Noggs, in his ordinary moods, was a problem which no stretch of ingenuity could solve.
In preparing the Glossary, FANR has taken resources from international documents such as those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and others as a basis but adapted them to the way they were used and defined in FANR's own documents.
News & World Report's e-learning Web page offers CPAs articles such as "E-Learn and Earn" and "E-Learning Today" as well as a glossary of terms for e-students.
Free copies of the CD-ROM and/or the glossary may be obtained by contacting RadTech at uveb@radtech.
The web site also provides an overview of a closed-end lease, the most common type of vehicle lease used by the automotive industry, sample disclosure forms required in leasing transactions, and a glossary of terms used in leasing.
The major part of the book is the glossary of concise and simple definitions, such as the names of fatty acids and lipids, the major oils and fats, and terms associated with their analysis, refining, and modification.
The glossary and the annotated endnotes indicate that the original published appearance of these writings has been altered and that significant contemporary assumptions and values have been lost.
In Mysophobia, 1992, the irrational fear of dirt or contamination is made more emphatic by the layering of the glossary definitions over a simulated black grease stain.
The glossary was compiled for brokers who have bilingual clients, metropolitan markets and international investors," said Floyd.