DICTIONARY • A dictionary is a reference book, containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them like pronunciation, functions and meanings.
WHAT INFORMATION CAN I GET FROM A DICTIONARY? • the word or phrase broken into syllables • the word or phrase with the pronunciation • The part of speech of the word (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.): n • related 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.
the origin, or etymology, of the word or words, such as from the Latin, French, Old English, Hebrew, Greek
Etymology is the study of the history of words, where they are from, and how their form and meaning have changed over time. ETYMOLOGY
ABBREVIATIONS USED TO SHOW ORIGINS OF WORDS • 1. Greek—Gr • 2. Latin—L • 3. French—Fr • 4. Old English--Oe
The best description of a rose is…… • An astrology plant • A nonaquatic plant • A geologist plant • A pretty plant
ANSWER ….. • b. A nonaquatic plant