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1 A dictionary tells you the meaning of words and how to say them.

2 Words in a dictionary are arranged in alphabetical order.

3 The guide words at the top of the page name the first and last words on the page.

4 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

5 Each word defined in a dictionary is called an entry word. The entry word is printed in dark type.

6 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream A special spelling of the word comes right after the entry. This special spelling shows the word’s pronunciation, or how to say it aloud.

7 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream The letter or letters after the pronunciation tell the part of speech. Most dictionaries use abbreviations.

8 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream The definition tells the meaning of the word. When a word has more than one meaning, the definitions are numbered.

9 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream Some dictionaries show the inflected forms of the word.

10 Stream [strem] n. 1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop. -v. streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream Some definitions have an example sentence that shows how the word is used.


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