diary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diary a personal journal (as a physical object)
    • n diary a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the "Princess Diaries" when the main character is talking to her friend while walking up and down a bench, she falls which portrays her clumsey character. That wasn't on purpose, though. It was raining and the bench was very slippery and she fell for real. If you watch that scene, it will make perfect sense consdering the way they were laughing and how the princess told her friend to keep talking. The director liked it, so he kept it.
    • n Diary A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary.
    • a Diary lasting for one day; as, a diary fever. "Diary ague."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On July 4, 1776, King George III of England noted in his diary: "Nothing of importance happened today."
    • diary Lasting for one day: as, a diary fever.
    • n diary [= Sp. Pg. It. diario, ⟨ L. diarium, a daily allowance for soldiers, LL. also a diary, neut. of *diarius, adj., ⟨ dies, day: see dial, deity. The synonym journal is of the same ult. origin.]
    • n diary An account of daily events or transactions; a journal; specifically, a daily record kept by a person of any or all matters within his experience or observation: as, a diary of the weather; a traveler's diary.
    • n diary A book prepared for keeping a diary; especially, a book with blank leaves bearing printed dates for a daily record, often including other printed matter of current use or interest: as, a lawyers' diary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, Sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary "I quit smoking tobacco." He died one month later.
    • n Diary dī′a-ri a daily record: a journal
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Quotations

  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.”
  • Pablo Picasso
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    “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Punctuality is the thief of time. Wilde I never travel without my diary. One should always have Something sensational to read in the train.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. diarium, fr. dies, day. See Deity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. diarium.

Usage

In literature:

Most of the entries in her diary she made in this fair spot, alone, but for the sympathetic presence of her big black dog.
"The Petticoat Commando" by Johanna Brandt
I have been up to my neck in work, and have had small opportunity to keep my diary up to date.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" by Matthew A. Henson
The Baron's Assistant has a word to say about the Diaries for this next year.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 103, December 17, 1892" by Various
But, just fancy, he keeps a diary!
"The Willoughby Captains" by Talbot Baines Reed
I hadn't the heart to write in my diary that night.
"The Heart of Una Sackville" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
That there should be such a book as Pepys's Diary is incomparably strange.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
In this instructive part of the diary we find described a truly pathetic and animated scene.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
I have always found comfort in my diary.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
He has given in his diary some accounts of the lavishness of the Philadelphia larder.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Lord William kept a diary in which he described all that he saw in this wonderland.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
I have already in my Diary referred to another great error in a portion of the American women.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Perhaps the reader will like to have the diary of an elephant when not on active service.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The diary, the sacred diary of madame, exposed to view, read by the children, perhaps the servants!
"The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne" by Robert Hichens
For some hours he had been reading from one of the volumes of the man's exhaustive diary.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
This book evidently carried on a diary kept from early childhood; a diary written out of loneliness.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
After breakfast the next morning he brought out the oil-cloth which contained his diary.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
And this, as so much else, Julius March noted duly in his diary.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
We gather from the pages of Judge Sewall's diary many hints about the method of conducting other courtships.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Extracts from my diary of 1824 and 1825.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Then always a few pages of the diary kept by the late Herr Wilner were read as a bedtime story.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
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In news:

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp star in "The Rum Diary".
IN HIS REVIEW of Amber Heard's new movie, "The Rum Diary," Daily News film critic Gary Thompson referred to Heard as "a dish.
Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie The Hungry Luddite PBS.
Machine Head's Robb Flynn Releases Video Diary Documenting Successful Hernia Surgery.
Paradise Lost's Greg Mackintosh : Epic Kings & Idols Tour Diary No.
The Diary of a Madman .
'Diary of a Madman /Blizzard of Ozz 30th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set'.
Look for new versions of Blizzard Of Oz and Diary Of A Madman that will feature the (remastered) original songs, bonus tracks, and live tracks.
The Official Trailer For Ozzy's "Blizzard Of Ozz" And "Diary Of A Madman " Reissues.
Madman Diaries May Scratch From Timely Writer.
Geoffrey Rush in BAM's production of The Diary of a Madman .
Geoffrey Rush and Yael Stone in "The Diary of a Madman " at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Aussie madman Geoffrey Rush stars in Gogol's 'Diary' at BAM.
Ward's Madman Diaries Romps to Victoria Win.
Madman Diaries takes the Victoria Stakes under Jeffrey Sanchez.
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In science:

An application of electronic meeting, in addition to the communication aspects, connects applications of cooperation as varied as: management of a group, maintenance of a diary, management of a group memory through the filing of discussions in meetings, edition of minutes of meeting.
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
This figure shows the 3 µ -tools of the Papoticiel which are integrated into PLACID (Papoticiel/chat tool, Agenda/diary tool, Vote/voting tool).
Agent-Based {\mu}-Tools Integrated into a Co-Design Platform
The schedule of future meetings is given in our diary available on the Opticon webpage www.astro-opticon.org The Network operates a two-level structure.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
Bickerton’s diary is held by the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge, UK. 3There is an interesting footnote to this story.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
It includes administering a questionnaire, conducting field interviews, and using diary studies. One of the advantages of this technique is that it allows gathering large amounts of data with relatively little effort, supporting generalization of the results. However, survey research typically lacks internal validity.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
Diary studies of mobile interaction typically concentrate on macro events occurring during the interaction [24, 25].
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
However, the method poses a consistent demand on the participant who must interrupt the main activity to fill up the diary .
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
They consist in a set of instructions and a recording device (e.g., diary, Dictaphone, disposable camera, etc) that is given to a number of participants, who interpret the instructions, create self-reports, and return the material to the researchers.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
Voice-mail diary studies for naturalistic data capture under mobile conditions.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
When participants do the capturing: the role of media in diary studies.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
The use of diaries , log files, traces and periodic interviews may be used.
Usability testing: a review of some methodological and technical aspects of the method
Voice-mail diary studies for naturalistic data capture under mobile conditions.
Usability testing: a review of some methodological and technical aspects of the method
More importantly, selfreport methods, such as diaries and large-scale surveys, have several methodological concerns, including social desirability bias and self-deception .
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
DePaulo et al. used a diary method to calculate the average number of lies told per day.
Estimating the Prevalence of Deception in Online Review Communities
With the data of  participants from  countries I made for amusement a singleevent intermittency analysis of the participation distribution using a maximum of  bins corresponding to the number of countries listed in our data-diary blue book. I found an approximate power-law behavior with ' = : and ' = :.
Summary of the Nijmegen Workshop on Multiparticle Production
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