słownik m inan (diminutive słowniczek)
- dictionary, glossary, lexicon
- Wykorzystuję słownik, by sprawdzić definicję słów, których nie znam.
- I use the dictionary to find definitions of words I don't know.
Słownik is a Polish word which is usually translated as “dictionary”, but its usage is much wider than that. Almost anything that contains definitions of words is a “słownik”.
While generally in Polish an encyclopedia is not usually considered to be a słownik, specialist encyclopedias often are thus called as in “Słownik Chemiczny”. This particular meaning is similar to glossary or lexicon (“Lexicon of Chemistry”).
- dykcjonarz (archaic)