HyperDic: reference

English > 11 senses of the word reference:
NOUNcommunicationreference, mentiona remark that calls attention to something or someone
communicationreference, citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, mention, quotationa short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
communicationreference, reference point, point of referencean indicator that orients you generally
communicationreference, reference book, reference work, book of factsa book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
communicationreference, character, character referencea formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
cognitionreference, denotation, extensionthe most direct or specific meaning / meaning of a word or expression
actreference, consultationthe act of referring or consulting
communicationreference, sourcea publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
communicationreference, address, computer address(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
cognitionreferencethe relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
VERBcreationreference, citerefer to
reference > pronunciation
Soundsreh'ferahns; reh'frahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA remark that calls attention to something or someone.
Example "the speaker made several references to his wife"
Synonymmention
Narrowerallusionpassing reference or indirect mention
name-droppingThe practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
retrospectionreference to things past
Broaderremark, comment, inputA statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
Spanishmención, referencia
Catalanesment, menció, referència
Verbsrefermake reference to
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.
Synonymscitation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, mention, quotation
Narrowercross-reference, cross-indexA reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
photo creditA note acknowledging the source of a published photograph
Broadernote, annotation, notationA comment or instruction (usually added)
Spanishcita, mención, referencia, remisión
Catalancitació, cita, menció, remissió
Verbsreferencerefer to
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn indicator that orients you generally.
Example"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
Synonymsreference point, point of reference
Narrowerbenchmark, bench markA surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
buoybright-colored
landmarkA mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
lubber's line, lubber line, lubber's mark, lubber's pointA fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
target, markA reference point to shoot at
white lineA white stripe in the middle of a road to mark traffic lanes
BroaderindicatorA signal for attracting attention
Spanishpunto de referencia, referencia
Catalanpunt de referència, referència
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.
Example"he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
Synonymsreference book, reference work, book of facts
Narrowerannual, yearly, yearbookA reference book that is published / published regularly once every year
atlas, book of maps, map collectionA collection of maps in book form
cookbook, cookery bookA book of recipes and cooking directions
directoryAn alphabetical list of names and addresses
encyclopedia, cyclopedia, encyclopaedia, cyclopaediaA reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
handbook, enchiridion, vade mecumA concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
instruction bookA book of directions for using or operating some piece of equipment
source bookA collection of historically important documents published / published together as a book
wordbookA reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)
BroaderbookA written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
Spanishlibro de referencia, obra de consulta
Catalanllibre de referència, obra de consulta
Verbsreferseek information from
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.
Example"requests for character references are all too often answered evasively"
Synonymscharacter, character reference
Broaderrecommendation, testimonial, good wordSomething that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
Spanishreferencias
Catalanreferències
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningThe most direct or specific meaning / meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.
Synonymsdenotation, extension
Broadermeaning, substanceThe idea that is intended
Spanishdenotación, extensión, referencia
Catalandenotació, extensió, referència
Adjectivesreferenthaving reference
Verbsreferhave as a meaning / meaning
referbe relevant to
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of referring or consulting.
Example"reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
Synonymconsultation
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishconsulta
Catalanconsulta
Verbsrefersend or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.
Example"he carried an armful of references back to his desk"
Synonymsource
BroaderpublicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Spanishfuente, referencia
Catalanfont, referència
Verbsreferseek information from
referencerefer to
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 9, communication
Meaning(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored.
Synonymsaddress, computer address
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
NarrowerURL, uniform resource locator, universal resource locatorThe address of a web page on the world wide web
argument, parameter(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
Broadercode, computer code(computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
English > reference: 11 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningThe relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to.
Example"he argued that reference is a consequence of conditioned reflexes"
Broadermeaning, substanceThe idea that is intended
Spanishreferencia
Catalanreferència
Adjectivesreferentialreferring or pointing to something
Verbsreferthink of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle / principle or with a general group or in relation to another
referhave as a meaning / meaning
English > reference: 11 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningrefer to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelDid he reference his major works over a short period of time?
Example"he referenced his colleagues' work"
Synonymcite
Categorywriting, authorship, composition, penningThe act of creating written works
Broaderwrite, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
Spanishcitar, hacer referencia, nombrar, referirse
Catalancitar, fer referència, nomenar, referenciar
Nounsreferencea short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
referencea publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

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