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li·brar·y

 (lī′brĕr′ē)
n. pl. li·brar·ies
1.
a. A place in which reading materials, such as books, periodicals, and newspapers, and often other materials such as musical and video recordings, are kept for use or lending.
b. A collection of such materials, especially when systematically arranged.
c. A room in a private home for such a collection.
d. An institution or foundation maintaining such a collection.
2. A set of things similar to a library in appearance, function, or organization, especially:
a. A series of books issued by a publisher.
b. A collection of standard routines used in computer programs, usually stored as an executable file.
c. A collection of cloned DNA sequences whose location and identity can be established by mapping the genome of a particular organism.
d. A collection of proteins generated from the collected DNA sequences that express them, used for tracking metabolic functions of proteins in diseases such as cancer, for the synthesis of new drugs, and for other proteomics research.

[Middle English librarie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin librārium, bookcase, from neuter of librārius, of books, from liber, libr-, inner bark of trees used as a writing material, book.]

library

(ˈlaɪbrərɪ)
n, pl -braries
1. (Library Science & Bibliography) a room or set of rooms where books and other literary materials are kept
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) a collection of literary materials, films, CDs, children's toys, etc, kept for borrowing or reference
3. (Library Science & Bibliography) the building or institution that houses such a collection: a public library.
4. (Library Science & Bibliography) a set of books published as a series, often in a similar format
5. (Computer Science) computing a collection of standard programs and subroutines for immediate use, usually stored on disk or some other storage device
6. a collection of specific items for reference or checking against: a library of genetic material.
[C14: from Old French librairie, from Medieval Latin librāris, n use of Latin librārius relating to books, from liber book]

li•brar•y

(ˈlaɪˌbrɛr i, -brə ri, -bri)

n., pl. -brar•ies.
1.
a. a place, as a building or set of rooms, containing books, recordings, or other reading, viewing, or listening materials arranged and cataloged in a fixed way.
b. such a place together with the staff maintaining it, as a public facility funded by a government, as part of a school, business, etc., or as a private establishment.
2. any collection of books, or the space containing them.
3. any set of items resembling a library in appearance, organization, or purpose: a library of computer software.
4. a series of books of similar character or alike in size, binding, etc., issued by a single publishing house.
[1300–50; Middle English libraire < Middle French librairie < Medieval Latin librāria, n. use of feminine of Latin librārius (adj.) of books]
pron: library, with two barely separated r-sounds, is particularly vulnerable to dissimilation - the tendency for neighboring like sounds to become unlike, or for one of them to disappear altogether. The pronunciation (ˈlaɪ brɛr i) therefore, while still the most common, is frequently reduced by educated speakers, both in the U.S. and in England, to the dissimilated (ˈlaɪ bə ri) or (ˈlaɪ bri) A third dissimilated form (ˈlaɪ bɛr i) is more likely to be heard from less educated or very young speakers and is often criticized. See colonel, February.

Library

 a collection of books, 1540; therefore a collection of knowledge.
Examples: library of God’s law, 1703; of opinions, 1570; of reason, 1485; of my understanding, 1549.

library

bookshop
1. 'library'

A library is a building where books are kept that people can look at or borrow.

You can borrow the book from your local library.

A library is also a private collection of books, or a room in a large house where books are kept.

I once stayed in one of his houses and saw his library.
2. 'bookshop'

Don't refer to a shop where you can buy books as a 'library'. In Britain, a shop like this is called a bookshop. In America, it is called a bookstore.

I went into the bookshop to buy a present for my son.
My wife works in a bookstore.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.library - a room where books are keptlibrary - a room where books are kept; "they had brandy in the library"
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
2.library - a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
bibliotheca - a collection of books
public library - a nonprofit library maintained for public use
rental collection - a collection of books that can be rented by readers in return for a small daily fee
3.library - a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
athenaeum, atheneum - a place where reading materials are available
carrell, cubicle, carrel, stall - small individual study area in a library
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
circulating library, lending library - library that provides books for use outside the building
reading room - a room set aside for reading
stacks - storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored
4.library - (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
computer programing, computer programming, programing, programming - creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something
library program - a program in a program library
cataloged procedure - a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
library routine - a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
5.library - a building that houses a collection of books and other materials
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
Translations
مَكْتَبَةٌمَكْتَبَه
knihovnafonotéka
bibliotekbogsamling
bibliotekolibrarolibrejo
kirjastolevystöohjelmakirjastoäänilevystö
knjižnicabiblioteka
könyvtár
bókasafn
図書館
도서관
bibliotekabibliotekininkas
bibliotēka
bibliotecă
knjižnica
bibliotek
ห้องสมุด
thư viện

library

[ˈlaɪbrərɪ]
A. N (also Comput) → biblioteca f
newspaper libraryhemeroteca f
public librarybiblioteca f pública
see also film D
see also video C
B. CPD library book Nlibro m de biblioteca
library card N = library ticket library pictures NPL (TV) → imágenes fpl de archivo
library science N = librarianship 2 library ticket Ncarnet m de biblioteca
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
La Biblioteca del Congreso es la biblioteca nacional de EE.UU. y tiene su sede en Washington D.C. Se fundó en 1800 como fuente de referencia para los miembros del Congreso y actualmente registra también los derechos de autor de todos los libros publicados en Estados Unidos, por lo que recibe dos ejemplares de cada publicación. Posee un fondo inmenso de libros y manuscritos históricos, así como partituras, mapas, películas, grabaciones sonoras y microfilmes.

library

[ˈlaɪbrəri] n
(public)bibliothèque f
(in private house)bibliothèque f
(= private collection) → bibliothèque flibrary book nlivre m de bibliothèquelibrary card ncarte f de bibliothèquelibrary pictures nplimages fpl d'archiveslibrary ticket ncarte f de bibliothèque

library

n
(public) → Bibliothek f, → Bücherei f
(private) → Bibliothek f
(= collection of books/records)(Bücher-/Schallplatten)sammlung f
(= series of books)Buchreihe f, → Bibliothek f

library

:
library book
nLeihbuch nt
library card
nBenutzerausweis m
library edition
nLeihbuchausgabe f
library pictures
pl (TV) → Archivbilder pl
library science
nBibliothekswissenschaften pl
library ticket
nLeserausweis m

library

[ˈlaɪbrərɪ] nbiblioteca

library

(ˈlaibrəri) plural ˈlibraries noun
(a building or room containing) a collection of books, tapes, videos etc. He works in the public library; She has a fine library of books about art.
liˈbrarian (-ˈbreə-) noun
a person who is employed in a library.

library

مَكْتَبَةٌ knihovna bibliotek Bibliothek βιβλιοθήκη biblioteca kirjasto bibliothèque knjižnica biblioteca 図書館 도서관 bibliotheek bibliotek biblioteka biblioteca библиотека bibliotek ห้องสมุด kütüphane thư viện 图书馆

li·brar·y

n. biblioteca.
References in classic literature ?
I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died.
Damon, the little party gathered in the library of the home of Tom Swift sat down and looked at one another.
Pontellier, upon leaving for his office, asked Edna if she would not meet him in town in order to look at some new fixtures for the library.
Better mix it up, I reckon--have suthin' half statoo, half fountain," interposed the elder Mattingly, better known as "Maryland Joe," "and set it up afore the Town Hall and Free Library I'm kalklatin' to give.
In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
Though Jeremy Bentham's skeleton, which hangs for candelabra in the library of one of his executors, correctly conveys the idea of a burly-browed utilitarian old gentleman, with all Jeremy's other leading personal characteristics; yet nothing of this kind could be inferred from any leviathan's articulated bones.
Clare, the next day, as he sat in his library, in dressing-gown and slippers.
When a traveler asked Wordsworth's servant to show him her master's study, she answered, "Here is his library, but his study is out of doors.
He was poor, as to money, but very rich in his sweet young daughter Hildegarde and his library.
TOM presented himself before Aunt Polly, who was sitting by an open window in a pleasant rearward apartment, which was bedroom, breakfast-room, dining-room, and library, combined.
Father's and Miss Ross's and all the dif'rent school teachers', and all in the Sunday- school library.
Compressed into it is a whole Alexandrian library of thought, feeling, and sentiment--all that can, all that need be urged, in the form of expostulation, entreaty, rebuke, against that crime of crimes,--making man the prop- erty of his fellow-man

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