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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Updated For 2014 - New Words Include Tweep, Selfie, and Hashtag

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Updated For 2014 – New Words Include Tweep, Selfie, and HashtagEvery year, the major dictionaries (Oxford English Dictionary, Mirriam-Webster, etc.) add new words that have gained in popularity. For example, in 1998, “D’oh!” from the Simpsons was added to the Oxford English Dictionary with a very official sounding definition to explain this word that essentially meant “oh...
Source : Red Orbit |
Category : Science N Technology

T-W-E-R-K for 12 points: Scrabble fans to pick first word to be entered into official dictionary for

T-W-E-R-K for 12 points: Scrabble fans to pick first word to be entered into official dictionary for NINE yearsScrabble fans have been asked to cast their votes for the first new word to be entered into the game's official dictionary for nine years.While the world's major dictionaries are updated every year, the Scrabble dictionary is only updated once or twice a decade, long a source of annoyance...
Source : dailymail |
Category : International

Drug Medical Dictionary

drug medical dictionary contains definitions and explanations of many medical terms including prescription medication abbreviations. Medical terms are from MedTerms™ and are written by pharmacists and U.S. Board Certified Physicians; the same authors of the Webster's New World™ Medical Dictionary. To use the medical dictionary, type in your word in the dictionary search box below and click search....
Source : rxlist |
Category : Health

Demise of the printed dictionary?

show Countdown has announced that its 'Dictionary Corner' will use the online version of the Oxford Dictionary of English instead of the printed version. Does this spell the beginning of the end of the printed dictionary in the digital age?The familiar sight of words expert Susie Dent with a dictionary is as much a part of Countdown as its iconic clock.Whether or not it will disappear, it is a difficult...
Source : BBC |
Category : International

Jaipur Literature Festival: A for alien, B for bisexual

Author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers speaks about taking to writing in English after having earned fame as a Chinese filmmaker and writer.A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, published in 2007, is an extraordinary novel about a Chinese woman who comes to live in England for a year to learn English, and has an affair with an Englishman. Structured like a dictionary with...
Source : DNA |
Category : Others | City : Mumbai

Geek named 'word of 2013' by Collins dictionary

word geek, once used as a slurto describe a person with unfashionable interests or a social misfit, has now been declared the 'word of the year' by the Collins online dictionary.The dictionary has also changed the definition of geek to "a person who is very knowledgeable andCollins has already added 'geekery', 'geek chic' and 'geekdom' to the dictionary's fold.While 'geek chic' refers to a fashion...
Source : Hindustan Times |
Category : International | City : Delhi

Oxford Dictionary includes curse words in latest revision

Oxford English Dictionary has added curse words like "c***ed" and "c***ish" in their latest revision.Popular words like "bestie", "scissor-kick", "wackadoodle", "crap shoot" "DIYer" and "bookaholic" are some other notable additions to the dictionary, the Daily Star reported.Katherine Connor Martin, the OED's head of US dictionaries said that "wackadoo" and "wackadoodle" are elaborations of wacky, wack,...
Source : News Track India |
Category : Science N Technology | City : London

Oxford dictionary adds 'Hongkonger'

Oxford English Dictionary dictionary defined "Hongkonger" and "Hong Kongese" as "a native or inhabitant of Hong Kong".BEIJING: "Hongkonger" and "Hong Kongese" are among the 900 new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary.The locally used terms have been recognized as a section of Hong Kong people are agitating to maintain their independent identity amid the rising cultural and political influence...
Source : Times Of India |
Category : Headlines

Geek dubbed 'word of 2013' by Collins dictionary

word geek, once used as a slur to describe a person with unfashionable interests or a social misfit, has now been declared the 'word of the year' by the Collins online dictionary.The dictionary has also changed the definition of geek to "a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about a specific subject." Collins has already added 'geekery', 'geek chic' and 'geekdom' to the dictionary's ...
Source : Rediff |
Category : National

‘Selfie’ is named the word of 2013

“Selfie” is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries said Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from “twerk”.Usage of the word has increased 17,000 per cent in the past 12 months, said Oxford Dictionaries, that publishes the mammoth Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive record of the English language.Selfie is defined as “a photograph one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with...
Source : Asianage |
Category : National | City : London
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