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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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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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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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