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Meaning of LIBRARY

Pronunciation:  'lI`breree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study
  2. [n]  a room where books are kept; "they had brandy in the library"
  3. [n]  a building that houses a collection of books and other materials
  4. [n]  (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
  5. [n]  a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing

LIBRARY is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: depository library, program library, subroutine library
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, athenaeum, atheneum, bibliotheca, building, carrel, carrell, cataloged procedure, circulating library, collection, cubicle, deposit, depository, edifice, house, lending library, library program, library routine, public library, reading room, rental collection, repository, room, set of bookshelves, stacks, stall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Li"bra*ry\ (l[imac]"br[asl]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {Libraries}
(-r[i^]z). [OE. librairie, F. librairie bookseller's shop,
book trade, formerly, a library, fr. libraire bookseller, L.
librarius, from liber book; cf. libraria bookseller's shop,
librarium bookcase, It. libreria. See {Libel}.]
1. A considerable collection of books kept for use, and not
   as merchandise; as, a private library; a public library.

2. A building or apartment appropriated for holding such a
   collection of books. --Holland.

Computing Dictionary

A collection of subroutines and functions stored in one or more files, usually in compiled form, for linking with other programs. Libraries are one of the earliest forms of organised code reuse. They are often supplied by the operating system or software development environment developer to be used in many different programs. The routines in a library may be general purpose or designed for some specific function such as three dimensional animated graphics.

Libraries are linked with the user's program to form a complete executable. The linking may be static linking or, in some systems, dynamic linking.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a library means the search for knowledge and the hunger for ideas. You may be trying to seek out new meanings in life or you need to study and evaluate your situation before taking action. Seeing a library in your dream, symbolizes the knowledge you have accumulated over the years.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An unordered collection of clones (i.e., cloned DNA from a particular organism), whose relationship to each other can be established by physical mapping. Compare genomic library, arrayed library.
  1. A collection of cells, usually bacteria or yeast, that have been transformed with recombinant vectors carrying DNA inserts from a single species. (See cDNA library, Expression library, Genomic library)
  2. An unordered collection of clones (i.e., cloned DNA from a particular organism) whose relationship to each other can be established by physical mapping.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ALA, American Library Association, ana, anthology, aquarium, archives, armory, arsenal, atelier, athenaeum, attic, back number, bank, basement, bay, bibliotheca, bin, bird sanctuary, Bodleian Library, body, bonded warehouse, book wagon, bookcase, bookery, bookmobile, bookroom, box, British Museum, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, chrestomathy, circulating library, closet, collectanea, collection, compilation, conservatory, copy, corpus, crate, crib, cupboard, data, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, edition, exchequer, Festschrift, florilegium, forest preserve, fund, game reserve, glory hole, godown, hold, holdings, hutch, impression, Indian reservation, issue, lending library, library edition, Library of Congress, locker, loft, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, menagerie, museum, national forest, national park, number, office, paradise, park, preserve, printing, public library, rack, raw data, reading room, rental library, repertory, repository, reservation, reserve, reservoir, rick, sail loft, sanctuary, school edition, series, set, shelf, stack, stack room, stacks, state forest, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, studio, study, supply base, supply depot, tank, trade book, trade edition, treasure, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, Vatican Library, vault, volume, warehouse, wilderness preserve, wildlife preserve, wine cellar, workroom, zoo