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Etymology 1Edit

gazette +‎ -eer, from French gazetier ‎(newspaperman)

NounEdit

gazetteer ‎(plural gazetteers)

  1. journalist
  2. publicist
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

NounEdit

gazetteer ‎(plural gazetteers)

  1. A geographic dictionary or encyclopedia, sometimes found as an index to an atlas.
  2. A newspaper.
  3. (obsolete) An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.
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VerbEdit

gazetteer ‎(third-person singular simple present gazetteers, present participle gazetteering, simple past and past participle gazetteered)

  1. (transitive) To describe in a gazetteer.
    • 2002, W. Francis, Gazetteer of South India (volumes 1-2)
      The success of the gigantic undertaking has been unparalleled: few countries, if any, are more thoroughly gazetteered than India.
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