- The definition of glossary is a list of words and their meanings.
The alphabetical listing of difficult words in the back of a book is an example of a glossary.
glossary definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English glosarie ; from Classical Latin glossarium ; from glossa: see gloss
glossary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. glos·sa·ries
Origin: Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.
- glos·sarˈi·al adjective
- glosˈsa·rist noun