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gazetteer    
Gazetteer \Gaz`et*teer"\, n. [Cf. F. gazetier.]
1. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news
by authority. --Johnson.
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2. A newspaper; a gazette. [Obs.] --Burke.
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3. A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and
descriptions, etc., of many places.
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4. An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
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gazetteer
n 1: a journalist who writes for a gazette
2: a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "gazetteer":
atlas, biographical dictionary, calendar, casebook, catalog,
catalogue raisonne, chemical dictionary, city directory,
city editor, classified catalog, columnist, concordance,
copy chief, copy editor, copyman, copyreader, correspondent,
cub reporter, cyclopedia, desk dictionary, dialect dictionary,
diaskeuast, diatesseron, dictionary, dictionary catalog,
dictionary of quotations, directory, editor, editorial writer,
electronics dictionary, encyclopedia, etymological dictionary,
feature editor, foreign correspondent, foreign-language dictionary,
general dictionary, geological dictionary, gloss, glossary, gradus,
harmony, index, interviewer, journalist, leader writer, leg man,
lexicon, managing editor, news editor, newsman, newspaperman,
newspaperwoman, newswriter, nomenclator, onomasticon,
own correspondent, paragrapher, paragraphist, phone book,
phrase book, polyglot, polyglot dictionary, pressman, promptorium,
publicist, reader, record book, reference book, reporter, reviser,
rewrite man, rewriter, rhyming dictionary, science dictionary,
slang dictionary, slotman, sob sister, source book,
special correspondent, specialized dictionary, sports editor,
studbook, subeditor, synonym dictionary, synonymy, telephone book,
telephone directory, terminology, thesaurus, treasury of words,
unabridged dictionary, vocabulary, war correspondent, word list,
wordbook, work of reference




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  • Gazetteer | Define Gazetteer at Dictionary. com
    Meaning "geographical dictionary" is from 1704, from Laurence Eachard's 1693 geographical handbook for journalists, "The Gazetteer's, or Newsman's, Interpreter," second edition simply titled "The Gazetteer "
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    dictionary definition: 1 a book that contains a list of words in alphabetical order and that explains their meanings, or gives a word for them in another language; a similar product for use on a computer: 2 a book that gives information about a particular subject, in which the entries (= words or…
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  • Gazetteer | Definition of Gazetteer by Merriam-Webster
    English Language Learners Definition of gazetteer : a book or list that is arranged in alphabetical order and gives information about places See the full definition for gazetteer in the English Language Learners Dictionary
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    A dictionary is a collection of words and their definitions (and sometimes other information) Such collections are usually printed as books, but some are now designed for use on computers Such collections are usually printed as books, but some are now designed for use on computers
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    English is sometimes used to mean 'belonging or relating to Great Britain' However, it is better to avoid this use, as it may cause offence to people who come from Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland





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