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gazetteer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gazetteer  \Gaz`et*teer"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  gazetier.] 
  1.  A  writer  of  news  or  an  officer  appointed  to  publish  news 
  by  authority.  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  A  newspaper;  a  gazette.  [Obs.]  --Burke. 
 
  3.  A  geographical  dictionary  a  book  giving  the  names  and 
  descriptions,  etc.,  of  many  places. 
 
  4.  An  alphabetical  descriptive  list  of  anything 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gazetteer 
  n  :  a  geographical  dictionary  (as  at  the  back  of  an  atlas) 




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