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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lexicographer mean? 

  The noun LEXICOGRAPHER has 1 sense:

1. a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language

  Familiarity information: LEXICOGRAPHER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language

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Nouns denoting people


lexicographer; lexicologist

Hypernyms ("lexicographer" is a kind of...):

linguist; linguistic scientist (a specialist in linguistics)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lexicographer"):

etymologist (a lexicographer who specializes in etymology)

neologist (a lexicographer of new words and expressions)

synonymist (a student of synonyms)

Instance hyponyms:

Noah Webster; Webster (United States lexicographer (1758-1843))

James Augustus Henry Murray; James Augustus Murray; James Murray; Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Murray; Sir James Murray (Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915))

Littre; Maximilien Paul Emile Littre (French lexicographer (1801-1881))

Larousse; Pierre Athanase Larousse; Pierre Larousse (French lexicographer (1817-1875))

Dr. Johnson; Johnson; Samuel Johnson (English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784))

Fowler; Henry Watson Fowler (English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933))

Florio; John Florio (English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625))

Craigie; Sir William Alexander Craigie; William A. Craigie (English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966))

Bailey; Nathan Bailey; Nathaniel Bailey (English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742))

Joseph Emerson Worcester; Worcester (United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865))

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