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librarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈlaɪ.brər.i/  us   /ˈlaɪ.brer.i/
A2 a building, room, or organization that has a collection, especially of books, for people to read or borrow, usually without payment: a public/university library a library book
a collection or set of books or other things, all produced in the same style or about the same subject: the Penguin Shakespeare Library

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(Definition of library from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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librarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪˌbrer·i, -brər·i/
a building, room, or organization that has a collection esp. of books, music, and information that can be accessed by computer for people to read, use, or borrow: a library book a public library
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Translations of “library”
in Korean 도서관…
in Arabic مَكْتَبة…
in Malaysian perpustakaan…
in French bibliothèque…
in Russian библиотека…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圖書館, 閱覽室, 文庫…
in Italian biblioteca…
in Turkish kütüphane, kitaplık…
in Polish biblioteka…
in Spanish biblioteca…
in Vietnamese thư viện…
in Portuguese biblioteca…
in Thai ห้องสมุด…
in German die Bücherei…
in Catalan biblioteca…
in Japanese 図書館…
in Chinese (Simplified) 图书馆, 阅览室, 文库…
in Indonesian perpustakaan…
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