lexicology definition by Webster's New World
the study of the meanings and origins of words
Origin: ; from Classical Greek lexikon, lexicon plush -logy
lexicology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The branch of linguistics that deals with the lexical component of language.
Origin: lexico(n) + -logy.
- lexˌi·co·logˈi·cal adjective
- lexˌi·co·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- lexˌi·colˈo·gist noun