browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

librarymore about library

library


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Library  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  library 
  n  1:  a  room  where  books  are  kept;  "they  had  brandy  in  the 
  library" 
  2:  a  collection  of  literary  documents  or  records  kept  for 
  reference  or  borrowing 
  3:  a  facility  built  to  contain  books  and  other  materials  for 
  reading  and  study  [syn:  {depository  library}] 
  4:  (computing)  a  collection  of  standard  programs  and 
  subroutines  that  are  stored  and  available  for  immediate 
  use  [syn:  {program  library}] 
  5:  a  building  that  houses  a  collection  of  books  and  other 
  materials 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Library,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15129 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  library 
 
    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}. 
 
  (1998-11-21) 
 
 




more about library