Definition of Desk dictionary

1. Noun. An abridged dictionary of a size convenient to hold in the hand.

Exact synonyms: Collegiate Dictionary
Generic synonyms: Dictionary, Lexicon



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Literary usage of Desk dictionary

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"A more sensible, and surely bolder, approach is to check your desk dictionary before you use them. We say desk dictionary, not unabridged, because your desk ..."

2. Illustrated Catalogue and Classified Book List of the Northwestern Library by Northwestern library association (1899)
"The most Comprehensive desk dictionary. Cloth, Leather Back. (Post. 32c.) Net 2.50 2.15 With Index 3.00 2.45 ( This is the best desk dictionary for ordinary ..."

3. Guide to the Study and Use of Reference Books by Alice Bertha Kroeger, American Library Association, Isadore Gilbert Mudge (1917)
"An excellent small desk dictionary, based upon the work done for the New English dictionary. ETYMOLOGY For the etymology of the English language, ..."

4. Lessons on the Use of Books and Libraries: A Text Book for Schools and a by Ole Saeter Rice (1920)
"Look over with care what you have written and look up in the large or in your desk dictionary the correct spelling of those words about which you are in ..."

5. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1920)
"This handy desk dictionary has the words, on the double column pages, in black face type, which makes it a very easy matter to look up the word one is after ..."

6. Talking Business by John Mantle Clapp, L. N. Andres (1919)
"... are published — quite sufficient for purposes of pronunciation study: Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and the Standard desk dictionary. Either is good. ..."

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