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Definition for: library

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English

O'Fallon, Illinois
Public library

Etymology

From Latin liber , meaning "book."

Pronunciation

  • IPA: UK [ˈlaɪbɹəɹi], US [ˈlaɪbɹɛɹi]
  • SAMPA: UK /"laIbr@ri/, US /"laIbrEri/

Noun

library ( plural: libraries)

  1. An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by certain people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
  2. A collection of books or other forms of stored information. An individual may refer to his collection of books and other items as his library.

Translations

  • Afrikaans: biblioteek f . (1,2), boekerij f . (1,2)
  • Albanian: biblioteka
  • Arabic: مكتبة (máktaba) f .
  • Basque: liburutegia
  • Belarusian: бібліятэчная (bibłijatečnaja) f .
  • Bosnian: biblioteka f .
  • Breton: levraoueg
  • Bulgarian: библиотека (biblioteka) f .
  • Catalan: biblioteca f .
  • Chinese: 图书馆 (túshūguăn)
  • Cornish: lyverva
  • Croatian: knjižnica f .
  • Czech: knihovna f .
  • Danish: bibliotek
  • Dutch: bibliotheek f . (1,2), boekerij f . (1,2)
  • Esperanto and Ido: biblioteko
  • Estonian: raamatukogu
  • Faroese: bókasavn
  • Finnish: kirjasto
  • Flemish: bibliotheek
  • French: bibliothèque f . (1,2); ( for sense 3, see record library)
  • German: Bibliothek f . (1), Bücherei f . (2)
  • Greek: βιβλιοθήκη (vivliothíki) f .
  • Greenlandic: atuagaa
  • Hebrew: ספריה (sifriyá) f .
  • Hungarian: könyvtár
  • Icelandic: bokasafn
  • Indonesian: perpustakaan
  • Irish: leabharlann
  • Italian: biblioteca f . (1,2); ( for sense 3, see record library)
  • Japanese: 図書館 (toshókan), 双書 (sōsho), ライブラリー (raiburarii)
  • Korean: 도서관 (doseogwan)
  • Latin: bibliothēca
  • Latvian: bibliotēka
  • Lithuanian: biblioteka
  • Macedonian: библиотека (bibliotéka) f .
  • Malay: perpustakaan
  • Maltese: bibljoteka
  • Manx Gaelic: lioaragh
  • Māori: whare pukapuka
  • Mongolian: номын сан (nomiin san)
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): biblioteket
  • Old English: bōchūs (1), bōchōrd (2)
  • Polish: biblioteka f . (1,2)
  • Portuguese: biblioteca f .
  • Romanian: biblioteca f .
  • Romansh: biblioteca f .
  • Russian: библиотека (bibliotéka) f .
  • Scots: leebrary
  • Scottish Gaelic: leabharlann
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: библиотека f .
    Roman: biblioteka f .
  • Sesotho: laeborari
  • Slovak: knižnica f .
  • Slovene: knjižnica f .
  • Spanish: biblioteca f . (1,2)
  • Swedish: bibliotek n .
  • Tagalog aklatan
  • Tsonga: layiburari
  • Tswana: laeborari
  • Turkish: kütüphane
  • Ukrainian: бібліотека (bibliotéka) f .
  • Venda: laiburari
  • Vietnamese: thư viện, phòng đọc sách
  • Welsh: llyfrgell

Derivatives

See also

Other Translations for "library"

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Morse Codelibrary
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Pig Latinibrarylay

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