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Meaning of “library” in the English Dictionary

"library" in British English

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librarynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.brər.i/ /-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
(Definition of library from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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