Dictionary Definitions

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10884

What does "mean" mean? Different people will give different answers. Many words have many meanings. Use your dictionary and an online skill test to learn how to find the correct meaning of a word!


English / Language Arts

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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I watched the tennis match on television last night. What does the word "match" mean in this sentence?

Look up the word "match" in the dictionary.

Read it to your teacher.

  • What did you notice about the definition for "match"?

There are many definitions for the word "match." See if you can find the correct definition for the word "match" used in the beginning of the lesson, according to dictionary.com.

  • Which definition best matches the use of the match you watched on television?

You have probably noticed that some words have more than one definition. When looking up a word, be sure to read all definitions before choosing a meaning!

Now, continue on to the Got It? section to choose some more definitions!

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