Lesson Plan - Get It!
- What do all of the abbreviations in the dictionary mean?
- Why is abbreviation such a long word? Ha ha!
When you are reading the dictionary, you may notice that there are many abbreviations.
To understand what you are reading, you will need to have a good understanding of these abbreviations.
Read through the abbreviations and their meanings in the following lists. Look up the abbreviations adj., coll., esp.
What are the meanings of these abbreviations:
Did you notice that many of the abbreviations are repeated in each list? These are the most commonly found abbreviations in the dictionary.
Let's review some common abbreviations found in the dictionary:
n. is the abbreviation for noun
vb. is the abbreviation for verb
adj. is the abbreviation for adjective
pron. is the abbreviation for pronoun
sing. is the abbreviation for singular
pl. is the abbreviation for plural
These are some common and important abbreviations you will find in the dictionary. Let's move on the Got It? section so you can test knowledge!