Associations to the word «Encyclopedia»

Pictures for the word «Encyclopedia»

Wiktionary

ENCYCLOPEDIA, noun. A comprehensive reference work (often spanning several printed volumes) with articles (usually arranged in alphabetical order, or sometimes arranged by category) on a range of subjects, sometimes general, sometimes limited to a particular field.
ENCYCLOPEDIA, noun. (dated) The circle of arts and sciences; a comprehensive summary of knowledge, or of a branch of knowledge.

Dictionary definition

ENCYCLOPEDIA, noun. A reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne