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vo·cab·u·lar·y

 (vō-kăb′yə-lĕr′ē)
n. pl. vo·cab·u·lar·ies
1. All the words of a language.
2. The sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group.
3. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
4. A supply of expressive means; a repertoire of communication: a dancer's vocabulary of movement.

[French vocabulaire, from Old French, from Medieval Latin vocābulārium, from neuter of vocābulārius, of words, from Latin vocābulum, name; see vocable.]

vocabulary

(vəˈkæbjʊlərɪ)
n, pl -laries
1. (Linguistics) a listing, either selective or exhaustive, containing the words and phrases of a language, with meanings or translations into another language; glossary
2. (Linguistics) the aggregate of words in the use or comprehension of a specified person, class, profession, etc
3. (Linguistics) all the words contained in a language
4. a range or system of symbols, qualities, or techniques constituting a means of communication or expression, as any of the arts or crafts: a wide vocabulary of textures and colours.
[C16: from Medieval Latin vocābulārium, from vocābulārius concerning words, from Latin vocābulum vocable]

vo•cab•u•lar•y

(voʊˈkæb yəˌlɛr i)

n., pl. -lar•ies.
1. the stock of words used by or known to a particular person or group.
2. a list or collection of words and often phrases, usu. arranged in alphabetical order and defined.
3. the words of a language.
4. any collection of signs or symbols constituting a means or system of nonverbal communication.
5. the set of forms, techniques, or other means of expression available to or characteristic of an artist, art form, etc.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin vocābulārium, n. use of neuter of vocābulārius of words = Latin vocābul(um) vocable + -ārius -ary]
vo•cab′u•lar`ied, adj.

Vocabulary

 a collection or list of words, 1532.
Examples: vocabulary of arms, 1862; of new denominations, 1821; of dishes, 1825; a vocabulary to the understanding, 1662.

vocabulary

All of the words and phrases used in a language or by a person, or a listing of some of these.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vocabulary - a listing of the words used in some enterprisevocabulary - a listing of the words used in some enterprise
wordbook - a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
2.vocabulary - a language user's knowledge of wordsvocabulary - a language user's knowledge of words
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
language, speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
3.vocabulary - the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts); "he introduced a wide vocabulary of techniques"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
frame of reference, frame - a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning

vocabulary

noun
1. language, words, lexicon, word stock, word hoard Children need to read to improve their vocabularies.
2. wordbook, dictionary, glossary, lexicon I could not find this word in my small Italian-English vocabulary.

vocabulary

noun
1. All the words of a language:
2. An alphabetical list of words often defined or translated:
3. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture:
Translations
كَلِماتمَجْموع كَلِمات اللغَهمُعْجَممفرداتمُفْرَدات
slovní zásobaslovníčekslovníkslova
ordforrådordlisteterminologiord
sanavarastosanasto
rječnik
szójegyzékszókincs
orîorîaforîiorîasafn
語彙語彙集用語
어휘
vārdnīcavārdu krājums
slovná zásoba
besedni zakladbesednjak
ordförråd
คำศัพท์
kelime dağarcığıkelimelersözcük dağarcığısözlükçe
từ vựng

vocabulary

[vəʊˈkæbjʊlərɪ] N
1. [of person, language, subject] → vocabulario m, léxico m
a new word in the German vocabularyuna palabra nueva en el vocabulario or léxico alemán
2. (= glossary) → glosario m

vocabulary

[vəʊˈkæbjʊləri] n
[person] → vocabulaire m
[language] → vocabulaire m

vocabulary

nWortschatz m, → Vokabular nt (geh); (in textbook) → Wörterverzeichnis f; he has a limited vocabularyer hat einen beschränkten Wortschatz; the vocabulary of the legal professiondas Vokabular der Juristen; vocabulary bookVokabelheft nt; (printed) → Vokabelbuch nt; vocabulary test (Sch) → Vokabelarbeit f

vocabulary

[vəʊˈkæbjʊlərɪ] n (gen) → vocabolario; (in textbook) → vocabolario, dizionario
we have to learn all the new vocabulary → dobbiamo imparare tutti i vocaboli nuovi

vocabulary

(vəˈkӕbjuləri) plural voˈcabularies noun
1. words in general. This book contains some difficult vocabulary.
2. (the stock of) words known and used eg by one person, or within a particular trade or profession. He has a vocabulary of about 20,000 words; the specialized vocabulary of nuclear physics.
3. a list of words in alphabetical order with meanings eg added as a supplement to a book dealing with a particular subject. This edition of Shakespeare's plays has a good vocabulary at the back.

vocabulary

مُفْرَدات slovní zásoba ordforråd Vokabular λεξιλόγιο vocabulario sanavarasto vocabulaire rječnik vocabolario 語彙 어휘 vocabulaire ordforråd słownictwo vocabulário словарь ordförråd คำศัพท์ sözcük dağarcığı từ vựng 词汇

vocabulary

n. vocabulario.
References in classic literature ?
Jerry did not know Mister Haggin as "master," for "master" had no place in Jerry's vocabulary, Jerry being a smooth-coated, golden-sorrel Irish terrier.
For that matter I doubt if she had a vocabulary adequate to convey such information.
We began to read Heine together when my vocabulary had to be dug almost word by word out of the dictionary, for the bookbinder's English was rather scanty at the best, and was not literary.
As I crouched over a dialogue or a vocabulary, without daring even to stir, how my thoughts would turn to the chimney-corner at home, to my father, to my mother, to my old nurse, to the tales which the latter had been used to tell
vocabulary of every competent writer who might not happen to be a
How great and glorious the sensuous development of these days must have been is in part indicated by the very language and vocabulary of the period.
Strictly this word is not indigenous to the whale's vocabulary.
He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
I admire their polish -- their youth is already so accomplished that it seems absurd to speak of promise -- I marvel at the felicity of their style; but with all their copiousness (their vocabulary suggests that they fingered Roget's
The truth is, Alisande, these archaics are a little TOO simple; the vocabulary is too limited, and so, by consequence, descriptions suffer in the matter of variety; they run too much to level Saharas of fact, and not enough to picturesque detail; this throws about them a certain air of the monotonous; in fact the fights are all alike: a couple of people come together with great random -- random is a good word, and so is exegesis, for that matter, and so is holocaust, and de- falcation, and usufruct and a hundred others, but land
As Meriem became proficient in their common language the pleasures of their companionship grew correspondingly, for now they could converse and aided by the mental powers of their human heritage they amplified the restricted vocabulary of the apes until talking was transformed from a task into an enjoyable pastime.
After he had been through the grammar repeatedly, he took up the dictionary and added twenty words a day to his vocabulary.