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  1. Use a Dictionary A dictionary tells you the meaning of words and how to say them.

  2. Use a Dictionary Words in a dictionary are arranged in alphabetical order.

  3. Use a Dictionary The guide words at the top of the page name the first and last words on the page.

  4. Example Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  5. Each word defined in a dictionary is called an entry word. The entry word is printed in dark type. Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  6. A special spelling of the word comes right after the entry. This special spelling shows the word’s pronunciation, or how to say it aloud. Stream[strem]n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  7. The letter or letters after the pronunciation tell the part of speech. Most dictionaries use abbreviations. Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  8. The definition tells the meaning of the word. When a word has more than one meaning, the definitions are numbered. Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow.A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  9. Some dictionaries show the inflected forms of the word. Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream

  10. Some definitions have an example sentence that shows how the word is used. Stream [strem] n.1. a body of running water, such as a small river. 2. A steady flow. A stream of people walked past the shop.-v.streamed, streaming, streams. To flow in a stream