) KEY NOUN: pl. vo·cab·u·lar·ies
- All the words of a language.
- The sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group.
- A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
- A supply of expressive means; a repertoire of communication: a dancer's vocabulary of movement.
, from Old French, from Medieval Latin vocbulrium
, from neuter of vocbulrius
, of words
, from Latin vocbulum
; see vocable