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English noun: library

1. library (artifact) a room where books are kept


SamplesThey had brandy in the library.


Broader (hypernym)room


Part meronymhouse

2. library (group) a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)bibliotheca, public library, rental collection

3. library (artifact) a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study


Synonymsdepository library


Broader (hypernym)deposit, depositary, depository, repository


Narrower (hyponym)athenaeum, atheneum, circulating library, lending library


Part holonymcarrel, carrell, cubicle, reading room, stacks, stall

4. library (group) (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use


Synonymsprogram library, subroutine library


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Part holonymcataloged procedure, library program, library routine


Domain categorycomputer programing, computer programming, programing, programming

5. library (artifact) a building that houses a collection of books and other materials


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice


Instance hyponymNational Library of Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, United States National Library of Medicine









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