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1. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a remark that calls attention to something or someone.

Synonyms

  • comment
  • allusion
  • mention
  • remark
  • input
  • retrospection

Antonyms

  • irresponsibility
  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • juvenile

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

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Rhymes with Reference Book

  • gobbledygook
  • create-a-book
  • undertook
  • undercook
  • vanhook
  • precook
  • overtook
  • overcook
  • mistook
  • kirkuk
  • forsook
  • unhook
  • unbook
  • stroock
  • retook
  • rebook
  • mccook
  • decook
  • chinook
  • snook
  • schnook
  • flook
  • crooke
  • crook
  • brooke
  • brook
  • zook
  • tooke
  • took
  • shook

2. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage.

Synonyms

  • cross-reference
  • acknowledgment
  • quotation
  • note
  • credit
  • mention
  • photo credit
  • cite
  • notation
  • citation
  • annotation

Antonyms

  • praise
  • uppercase
  • superscript
  • subscript

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

3. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts.

Synonyms

  • book
  • book of maps
  • book of facts
  • enchiridion
  • cookery book
  • cyclopedia
  • cyclopaedia
  • reference book
  • encyclopaedia
  • wordbook
  • instruction book
  • cookbook
  • map collection
  • handbook
  • vade mecum
  • reference work
  • yearbook
  • yearly
  • encyclopedia
  • annual
  • directory
  • atlas

Antonyms

  • debit
  • cash
  • nonpayment
  • hardware

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

4. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] an indicator that orients you generally.

Synonyms

  • point of reference
  • lubber line
  • lubber's line
  • white line
  • bench mark
  • landmark
  • lubber's point
  • benchmark
  • reference point
  • lubber's mark
  • buoy
  • target
  • mark

Antonyms

  • agitate
  • erase
  • contraction
  • shortness

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

5. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability.

Synonyms

  • good word
  • character
  • character reference
  • recommendation

Antonyms

  • go
  • skew
  • tactlessness
  • con

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

6. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to.

Synonyms

  • meaning
  • denotation
  • substance

Antonyms

  • biennial
  • sink
  • detach
  • add

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

7. reference

noun. ['ˈrɛfɝəns, ˈrɛfrəns'] the act of referring or consulting.

Synonyms

  • consultation

Antonyms

  • trade edition
  • aperiodic

Etymology

  • -ence (English)
  • refer (English)

8. book

noun. ['ˈbʊk'] a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).

Synonyms

  • appointment book
  • copybook
  • reference
  • bestiary
  • storybook
  • school text
  • workbook
  • book of facts
  • review copy
  • running head
  • brochure
  • playbook
  • trade edition
  • catalog
  • formulary
  • catalogue
  • catechism
  • textbook
  • songbook
  • pamphlet
  • leaflet
  • text
  • running headline
  • pop-up
  • publication
  • phrase book
  • reference book
  • schoolbook
  • authority
  • booklet
  • pharmacopeia
  • folder
  • text edition
  • prayerbook
  • reference work
  • pop-up book
  • yearbook
  • signature
  • tome
  • prayer book
  • trade book
  • appointment calendar

Antonyms

  • trade edition
  • exclude
  • arise
  • show

Etymology

  • book (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. book

noun. ['ˈbʊk'] physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.

Synonyms

  • sketch pad
  • picture book
  • order book
  • sketch block
  • coffee-table book
  • product
  • binding
  • album
  • fore edge
  • novel
  • notebook
  • softback book
  • cover
  • paperback
  • backbone
  • soft-cover book
  • soft-cover
  • back
  • sketchbook
  • folio
  • spine
  • book binding
  • softback
  • paper-back book
  • hardback
  • production
  • hardcover
  • paperback book
  • journal
  • volume

Antonyms

  • certain
  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure

Etymology

  • book (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. book

verb. ['ˈbʊk'] engage for a performance.

Antonyms

  • forfeit

Etymology

  • book (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with reference-book


1. Noun Phrase
Use the exam reference books to prepare for and take both the Business and Finance and Roofing Trade Knowledge parts of the exam.

2. Noun Phrase
Look up the model number in a reference book of Cartier watches, available at your local library, a bookstore or online.

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