gazetteer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gazetteer a geographical dictionary (as at the back of an atlas)
    • n gazetteer a journalist who writes for a gazette
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gazetteer A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.
    • Gazetteer A newspaper; a gazette.
    • Gazetteer A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority.
    • Gazetteer An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gazetteer A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority; a journalist.
    • n gazetteer A newspaper; a gazette.
    • n gazetteer A geographical dictionary; an account of the divisions, places, seas, rivers, mountains, etc., of the world or of any part of it, under their names, in alphabetical order. [This use of the word is said to be due to the circumstance that the first work of the kind, by Laurence Echard (third edition 1695), bore the title “The Gazeteer's or Newsman's Interpreter” (afterward shortened to “The Gazetteer”), as being especially useful to newspaper writers.]
    • gazetteer To describe in gazetteers: as, to gazetteer a country, city, or locality.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gazetteer a geographical dictionary:
    • n Gazetteer (orig.) a writer for a gazette, official journalist
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. gazetier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—It. gazzetta, a small coin; or from It. gazzetta, in the sense of a magpie=a chatterer.

Usage

In literature:

The statistical information in these volumes is as accurate as that of ordinary gazetteers.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
Read the Lugano Gazette.
"Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6)" by (Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron
A writer in the Pall Mall Gazette suggested that there need really be no difficulty in the matter.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
From the Gazette, Charlotte Court-House, Virginia.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
This will be accompanied by the gazettes of France and Ley-den, to the present date.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The gazettes of France and Leyden, to the present date, accompany this.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The gazettes of France and Leyden accompany this.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
We had some very high talent in the hospital and our monthly gazette was a very creditable production.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, Nov. 16th.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
From "Punch," "Pall Mall," "St. James's," and "Westminster Gazettes," etc.
"The Black Cat" by John Todhunter
Who with false news prevented the Gazette?
"Andrew Marvell" by Augustine Birrell
We saw in the gazette about your getting the Victoria Cross in saving the squire's life.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
The following graphic narrative, taken from the "Somerset House Gazette," offers a vivid portraiture.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
The Dutch, you know, insult me daily in their gazettes, and by their republican attitude.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
Shall I send it to the 'United Service Gazette?
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
The gazettes announced the failure of Meshach Milburn, Esq., of the Eastern Shore.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
He went so far as to give orders, that a paragraph to the like purpose should be inserted in the gazette.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Then you will see your name in the gazette, tomorrow.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
Gazette Archeologique, 1883, Nos.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The Rhode Island Gazette was begun by James Franklin, September 27, 1732, but was not permanent.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
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In poetry:

Maggie's club, wha could get nae light
On some things that should be clear,
Found ere lang the fau't, and ae night
Clubb'd and gat the Gazetteer.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
The "Review" takes the unfortunate out of the mire,
Whilst the "Progress" is calling the "Citizen" higher,
The "Bee" is saying we need never fret,
For the "News" can be found in the Huntsville "Gazette."
"The Colored Press" by Robert C O Benjamin
Dear Mr. Watson, we have heard with wonder,
Not all unmingled with a sad regret,
That little penny blast of purple thunder,
You issued in the Westminster Gazette;
The Editor describes it as a sonnet;
I wish to make a few remarks upon it.
"To Mr. William Watson" by Sir Owen Seaman

In news:

Gazette file photo Gull Lake superintendent Chris Rundle.
MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette file A student takes horseback riding lessons as part of a Gull Lake Community Schools program.
Munch@post-gazette.com or on Twitter @PGMunch.
CFN Gazette staff There's nothing like a hailstorm to inspire the creativity of TV meteorologists.
Like Steve Bloom ("End a neighborhood's siege," guest column, Gazette, Sept 26), I also live in downtown Amherst.
The Sun-Gazette ran a thorough examination of the liquor store privatization issue in Pennsylvania on Sunday.
CFN Gazette staff When our fair state beats out the other 49 for the top spot on a list, we celebrate.
JOHN MAHONEY GAZETTE, The Gazette.
MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette file The site of the proposed arena, looking southwest.
CFN Gazette staff One-time Tulsan Gary Busey remains a favorite of gossip giant TMZ.
CFN Gazette staff State Rep Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, wants the world to know she loves to put plump, juicy breasts in her mouth, and wants to recruit others to do the same.
Sequim Gazette photos by Jay Cline, iPhone video provided by Jason Cline.
I take strong exception to the sanctimonious finger-pointing in Bob McDonnell's letter in the Nov 7 JP Gazette regarding Sen Dianne Wilkerson's past supporters.
AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton.
Taunton Gazette Photo by Mike Gay.
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In science:

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (2009).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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