Definition of Lexicon

1. Noun. A language user's knowledge of words.

Exact synonyms: Mental Lexicon, Vocabulary
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Group relationships: Language, Speech
Derivative terms: Lexical



2. Noun. A reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them.

Definition of Lexicon

1. n. A vocabulary, or book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language or of a considerable number of them, with the definition of each; a dictionary; especially, a dictionary of the Greek, Hebrew, or Latin language.

Definition of Lexicon

1. Noun. (linguistics) A dictionary that includes or focuses on lexemes. ¹

2. Noun. A dictionary of Classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, or Aramaic. ¹

3. Noun. (programming) The lexicology of a programming language. (Usually called lexical structure.) ¹

4. Noun. (rare) Any dictionary. ¹

5. Noun. The vocabulary used by or known to an individual. (Also called lexical knowledge) ¹

6. Noun. A vocabulary specific to a certain subject. EX: a baseball lexicon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lexicon

1. a dictionary [n -CA or -CONS] - See also: dictionary

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lexicon

lexicographic
lexicographic order
lexicographical
lexicographically
lexicographies
lexicographist
lexicographists
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lexicological
lexicologically
lexicologies
lexicologist
lexicologists
lexicology
lexicometry
lexicon (current term)
lexiconic
lexiconist
lexiconists
lexiconophilia
lexiconophilist
lexiconophilists
lexicons
lexicosemantics
lexicostatistic
lexicostatistical
lexicostatistically
lexicostatistics
lexicosyntactic
lexicosyntactic pattern

Literary usage of Lexicon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1840)
"In order, then, to form the New-York lexicon, the whole of the Greek text was ... The lexicon was then formed from these materials, and was sent to the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"Medical lexicon—A Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, ..."

3. The Christian Examiner (1837)
"At the age of twenty-four, he published a Hebrew and German lexicon, with the title ... It A Hebrew and English lexicon of the. Old Testament, including the ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1847)
"THIS is a new and greatly improved edition of the Greek and English lexicon published at Boston in 1826. Since that time the course of Greek studies in. our ..."

5. Monthly Review (1820)
"The author professes to compose an universal bibliographical lexicon, ... These books are, in the prospectus prefixed to die lexicon, divided into fourteen ..."

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