Entries explained


An entry begins with a bolded word or term. If that entry is a homonym, it will have a subscripted number after it – these numbers represent the relative use of that particular homonym, so that those labelled with 1 are more frequently used or more common than those labelled with 2, which are again more common than those labelled with 3. Following the entry is the word class abbreviation (see Abbreviations), in italics, which indicates how the word is used in the language. If the entry has multiple senses (i.e. different meanings) they are indicated by numbers with closing parenthesis 1), 2), 3), in order of relative use. Then there will be a list of English glosses. Following these are some example sentences in italics using the entry. An English free translation of the sentence is given.