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.
[For description of Jaffa, see Universal Gazetteer.] Simon the Tanner formerly lived here.
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.
'Papier.' Now for the 'Eg.' Let us glance at our Continental Gazetteer." He took down a heavy brown volume from his shelves.
"Not in any geography or gazetteer. Do you recollect telling me that you have been in prison?"
They were especially scarce at Grimworth, which, as I have before observed, was a low parish, mentioned with the most scornful brevity in gazetteers. Even the great people there were far behind those of their own standing in other parts of this realm.
LOWER DIR -- The Gazetteer of Dir Lower, authored by the Deputy Commissioner of Lower Dir Shaukat Ali Yousafzai and Assistant Commissioner (UT) Usman Jilani has been launched after 91-year.
It is believed that this dispatch put things in motion on the path for the publishing of British colonial gazetteers. Three famous titles in this series from British times are The Imperial Gazetteer, Provincial Series and District Series.