reference noun (MENTION)
- She made a veiled reference to her former employer.
- He made several references to his time in France.
- I am writing to you with reference to the job advertised in yesterday's newspaper.
- He spoke at length without once making reference to the current crisis.
- She spoke in very vague terms and there were no direct references to specific situations.
reference noun (IN A PIECE OF WRITING)
- You need to make a list of all your references.
- There was a long list of references at the end of the article.
- Where are your references?
reference noun (LETTER)
- We need a reference from your former employer.
- I like to keep in with my ex-employer, you never know when you might need a reference.
- We should really have taken up her references.
- I'm often asked to provide references for ex-employees.
- She provided a written reference from a previous employer.