Gazetteer meaning

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A geographic dictionary or index.
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(archaic) A writer for a gazette; a journalist.
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(archaic) A person who writes for a gazette.
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A dictionary or index of geographical names.
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A geographic dictionary or encyclopedia, sometimes found as an index to an atlas.
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Origin of gazetteer

  • From The gazetteer's: or newsman's interpreter, a geographical index edited by Laurence Echard, 1st ed. published 1693. In 1704, in the second volume Echard referred to the work as Gazetteer.

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  • gazette +‎ -eer, from French gazetier (“newspaperman”)

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