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1 DICTIONARYA dictionary is a reference book, containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them like pronunciation, functions and meanings.
2 WHAT INFORMATION CAN I GET FROM A DICTIONARY? the word or phrase broken into syllablesthe word or phrase with the pronunciationThe part of speech of the word (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.): nrelated forms of the word, such as the plural form of nouns and the past tense of verbs.the definition or definitions of the word or phrase.
3 the origin, or etymology, of the word or words, such as from the Latin, French, Old English, Hebrew, Greek
4 Etymology is the study of the history of words, where they are from, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.ETYMOLOGY
5 ABBREVIATIONS USED TO SHOW ORIGINS OF WORDS 1. Greek—Gr2. Latin—L3. French—Fr4. Old English--Oe
6 The best description of a rose is…… An astrology plantA nonaquatic plantA geologist plantA pretty plant