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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(rəˈfəː) past tense, past participle reˈferred verb
(with to).
1. to talk or write (about something); to mention. He doesn't like anyone referring to his wooden leg; I referred to your theories in my last book.
2. to relate to, concern, or apply to. My remarks refer to your last letter.
3. to send or pass on to someone else for discussion, information, a decision etc. The case was referred to a higher law-court; I'll refer you to the managing director.
4. to look for information (in something). If I'm not sure how to spell a word, I refer to a dictionary.
referee (refəˈriː) noun
1. a person who controls boxing, football etc matches, makes sure that the rules are not broken etc. The referee sent two of the players off the field.
2. a person who is willing to provide a note about one's character, ability etc, eg when one applies for new job.
verbpast tense, past participle ˌrefeˈreed
to act as a referee for a match. I've been asked to referee (a football match) on Saturday.
reference (ˈrefərəns) noun
1. (an) act of referring (to something); a mention (of something). He made several references to her latest book; With reference to your request for information, I regret to inform you that I am unable to help you.
2. a note about one's character, ability etc, eg when one applies for a new job. Our new secretary had excellent references from her previous employers.
3. an indication in a book, report etc, showing where one got one's information or where further information can be found.
reference book
a book which is not usually read from beginning to end but which is consulted occasionally for information, eg a dictionary or encyclopaedia.
reference library
a library of books to be looked at for information but not borrowed.

reference, noun, is spelt with -r-.
referred and referring are spelt with -rr-.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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It was the only social center of the garrison beside the strictly military headquarters; it had a billiard room and a bar, and even an excellent reference library for those officers who were so perverse as to take their profession seriously.
Morrison that in addition to his gift of a hundred volumes to the reference library, he intended to celebrate it by offering prizes in English composition, a subject in which he was much interested.
Chairperson Lahore Board of Governor Muneeza Hashmi along with Executive Director Alhamra Athar Ali Khan inaugurated 'Alhamra Reference Library' on Wednesday at Alhamra Art Centre the Mall.
LAHORE -- Lahore Arts Council (LAC) Board of Governors Chairman Muneeza Hashmi, along with Executive Director Athar Ali Khan, inaugurated Alhamra Reference Library, here on Tuesday.
LAHORE -- Lahore Arts Council's Board of Governors Chairperson Muneeza Hashmi along with Executive Director Athar Ali Khan inaugurated 'Alhamra Reference Library' here on Tuesday at Alhamra, The Mall.
Lahore Arts Council (LAC) Board of Governor Chairperson Muneeza Hashmi and LAC Executive Director Athar Ali Khan inaugurated that Alhamra Reference Library at the Alhamra Art Centre.
THE reference library in Bridgend is set to move to Maesteg to pave the way for further development on the Sunnyside site.
JEDDAH: House Zofi offers podcasts and an Arabic audiovisual reference library on pop culture under the motto "Where Heroes are Reborn."
The intimate gigs will be played in Middlesbrough Reference Library in September as the folk band tours the country playing intimate acoustic gigs in unusual venues.
The new department included a Reading Room and reference library for film and music, and special rooms for listening to music and watching films and for accessing radio programs online and television programs on demand.

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