- 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.
Origin of glossaryMiddle English glosarie ; from Classical Latin glossarium ; from glossa: see gloss
Origin of glossaryMiddle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.
- A list of terms in a particular domain of knowledge with their definitions.
From Latin glossārium, from Ancient Greek γλῶσσα (glossa, “tongue”).