Diary meaning

dīə-rē
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A book for keeping such a record.
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A daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer.
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The method or media used to keep such experiences.

They kept separate diaries. His was on paper and her diary was on her computer's hard drive.

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The definition of a diary is a datebook or journal where you record events, emotions, thoughts or feelings.

The datebook where you keep track of appointments is an example of a diary.

A journal you keep where you write down your feelings is an example of a diary.

noun
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(UK, Canada) A calendar or appointment book.
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(obsolete) Lasting for one day.
adjective
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A daily written record, esp. of the writer's own experiences, thoughts, etc.
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A book or computer file used for keeping such a record.
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Origin of diary

  • Latin diārium daily allowance, daily journal from diēs day dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin diārium (“a daily allowance for soldiers, Late Latin also a diary”), neuter of * diarius, from dies (“a day”).

    From Wiktionary