Synonym: lexicologist. Similar words: iconography, photographer, stenographer, lexicon, grapheme, holograph, biography, homograph. Meaning: [‚leksɪ'kɑgrəfə(r) /-'kɒg-] n. a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language.
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1 The lexicographer will be informed of the results of any investigation and the proposed action.
2 Additional reports e.g. showing approved entries and responsible lexicographer, will be produced within one working day when required.
3 Any lexicographer may obtain entry text for read only or for proofing regardless of ownership or the status of the on-loan flag.
4 Whenever a lexicographer obtains an entry for review and/or editing, the entry is marked as belonging to that particular lexicographer.
5 The lexicographer knew that the English lexis was changing.
6 And they spoke the English that the lexicographer loved.
7 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (1709-84), was once taken to task by a woman for recording "improper" words in his dictionary.
8 The lexicographer told the New York Times that "It's easy to stack the deck by finding a definition that does or does not highlight a nuance that you're interested in.
9 In Britain, a lexicographer (dictionary author) named Samuel Johnson, who lived in the 18th century, coined the word "gray" and supported its use.
10 Laurence Urdang, a prolific lexicographer who had a hand in more than 100 dictionaries and other reference books, died on Thursday in Branford, Conn. He was 81 and lived in Old Lyme,[www.Sentencedict.com] Conn.
11 As a lexicographer he is in a class by himself.
12 Here the lexicographer has to be his own linguist and have recourse to the linguistic analysis of the language.
13 In his entire work, the lexicographer is guided by the practical considerations of a dictionary user.
14 You're a lexicographer , which means you've got this third ear and third eye l already mentioned.
15 Now, one of the non-perks of being a lexicographer is that people don't usually have a kind of warm, fuzzy, snuggly image of the dictionary.
16 The slightly later and opposing tradition is that of the lexicographer as the objective observer and recorder of language.
17 The Working-Set database contains the current units of work taken, by request of the lexicographer, from the Main Database.
18 Blom's fluent command of languages was invaluable in his work as a lexicographer.
19 They will carry out the procedures initiated by the Lexicographer Group on instruction from the Computer Group.
20 The disk storage available is defined by the System Supervisor for each lexicographer.
21 Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent---Samuel Johnson, British lexicographer.
22 To clarify some grammatical doubts, the young wrote to H. Fowler, the lexicographer who produced the "Concise English Dictionary".
23 In the determination of the central meaning of a polysemous word the lexicographer is helped by historical linguistics.
24 This was something supported not only by the American lexicographer Noah Webster but by figures like Jefferson and Adams so there was no question of declaring an official language.
25 "It has both currency and potential longevity," said Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer for Oxford's US dictionary program, in a statement.
26 I called up an expert on language for some insight into this issue: Jesse Sheidlower, lexicographer and editor at large of the Oxford English Dictionary.
27 This attitude was quite common in Johnson's day and was not contradictory to the lexicographer himself.
28 Knowledge is more than equivalent to force---Samuel Johnson, English lexicographer.
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