noun glos·sa·ry \-sə-rē\

: a list that gives definitions of the hard or unusual words found in a book

: a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job

plural glos·sa·ries

Full Definition of GLOSSARY

:  a collection of textual glosses or of specialized terms with their meanings
glos·sar·i·al \glä-ˈser-ē-əl, gl-\ adjective

First Known Use of GLOSSARY

14th century

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow
GLOSSARY Defined for Kids


noun glos·sa·ry \ˈglä-sə-rē, ˈgl-\
plural glos·sa·ries

Definition of GLOSSARY for Kids

:  a list that provides definitions for the difficult or unusual words used in a book


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