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li•brar•y(ˈlaɪˌbrɛr i, -brə ri, -bri)
n., pl. -brar•ies.
Librarya collection of books, 1540; therefore a collection of knowledge.
A library is a building where books are kept that people can look at or borrow.
A library is also a private collection of books, or a room in a large house where books are kept.
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.
|Noun||1.||library - 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|
depositary, depository, repository, deposit - a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
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
|5.||library - a building that houses a collection of books and other materials|
newspaper library → hemeroteca f
public library → biblioteca f pública
see also film D
see also video C
library card N = library ticket library pictures NPL (TV) → imágenes fpl de archivo
library science N = librarianship 2 library ticket N → carnet m de biblioteca