Definition of Entry word
1. Noun. The form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary.
Generic synonyms: Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form
Group relationships: Dictionary Entry, Lexical Entry
Entry Word Pictures
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entry Word
Literary usage of Entry word
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Indexing: A Handbook of Instruction by George Edward Brown (1921)
"But as regards book title-entries set in italic type among subject-entries having the same entry-word there can be no compromise. ..."
2. Public Library Handbook by Denver Public Library, John Cotton Dana (1895)
"is placed under the main entry word ; that is, the first word on the principal catalogue entry, usually the author's name. For example, for Fiske's ..."
3. Catalog Rules: Author and Title Entries by James Christian Meinich Hanson, American Library Association, Library Association (1908)
"In a few cases, chiefly names of artists, a universally used sobriquet or nickname is to be selected as entry word, provided it is not one of the forenames ..."
4. Comparative Cataloguing-rules by Theresa Hitchler (1903)
"The opposite course is followed and the entry-word of the continuation becomes main entry- word, with a cross reference from the first part in case the ..."
5. Guide to the Use of Libraries: A Manual for Students in the University of by Margaret Hutchins, Alice Sarah Johnson, Margaret Stuart Williams (1920)
"Person, subject, title, with the same entry word.— When the same entry word is ... When persons, places, subjects, and titles have the same entry word the ..."