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Word Definition/Dictionary Activities
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A dictionary lists many words and defines each word. A dictionary may also give other information about words, inluding what part of speech the word belongs to (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, conjunction, etc.), how the word is pronounced, and the origin of the word. Sometimes, a picture illustrating the word is included.
Some abbreviations used in dictionaries:
adv. - adverb
c. - circa (approximately)
conj. - conjunction
cont. - contraction
e.g. - exempli gratia (for example)
Eng. - English
etc. - et cetera (and so on)
exc. - exclamation
Fr. - French |
Ger. - German
Gr. - Greek
i.e. - id est (that is)
interj. - interjection
n. - noun
p. - page
pl. - plural
pre. - prefix|
prep. - preposition
pro. - pronoun
sing. - singular
sl. - slang
Sp. - Spanish
suf. - suffix
syn. - synonyn
v. - verb
Dictionary Definition Worksheets:
Printable Picture Dictionaries
Short, printable picture dictionaries - each with 26 pages in PDF format. One has a word for each picture, one has room for the student to write each word, and one has a missing letter in each word for the student to fill in.
Word of the Day Worksheets
These worksheets on elementary vocabulary have the student do an in-depth examination of a word that the teacher supplies. The student defines the word, uses the word in a sentence, identifies which part of speech it is, draws a picture that exemplifies the word, determines how many syllables it has, finds rhyming words, supplies synonyms and antonyms, etc.
Dictionary Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Print this scavenger hunt, then use a dictionary to answer the questions. For example, "What is the first word listed the dictionary?" Answers: 3. a, 7. an adjective and a prounoun, 8. flower, 9. one (Note: the rest of the answers depend on the dictionary you are using).
Dictionary Scavenger Hunt Worksheet #2
Print this scavenger hunt, then use a dictionary to answer the questions. For example, "Find the first adjective in your dictionary starting with m." Answers: 4. blue, 5. in the upper part of the windpipe, 7. an adjective and a verb, 8. donkey, 9. three (Note: the rest of the answers depend on the dictionary you are using).
Dictionary Scavenger Hunt Worksheet #3
Print this scavenger hunt, then use a dictionary to answer the questions. For example, "What is the last in your dictionary starting with a." Answers: 5. airplane, 7. a noun and a verb, 8. tree, 9. four (Note: the rest of the answers depend on the dictionary you are using.)
Dictionary Scavenger Hunt Worksheet #4
Print this scavenger hunt, then use a dictionary to answer the questions. For example, "How many words start with gy are in the dictionary." Answers: 5. airplane, 7. a noun and a verb, 8. tree, 9. four (Note: the rest of the answers depend on the dictionary you are using.)
Dictionary Term Abbreviations
Write the abbreviations for common dictionary terms, including noun, verb, adjective, Greek, etc. Or go to the answers.
Dictionary Definition - Multiple Choice Comprehension Quizzes
In these worksheets, read the definition of a word, then answer 8 multiple-choice questions on the definition.
Commonly Misused Words - Comprehension Worksheets
In these printables, students read the definitions of two commonly-misused words, then answer questions about the words and fill in the blanks in sentences.
Write Theme-Related Definitions
In these worksheete, for related words, write the definition of each word, what part of speech it is, and use it in a sentence.
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