library

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈlaɪbrəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈlaɪbrɛri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(lībrer′ē, -brə rē, -brē)


Inflections of 'library' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": libraries
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library - bookshop
‘library’
A library is a building where books are kept that people can look at or borrow.
You can borrow the book from your local library.
A library is also a private collection of books, or a room in a large house where books are kept.
I once stayed in one of his houses and saw his library.
‘bookshop’
Don't refer to a shop where you can buy books as a ‘library’. In Britain, a shop like this is called a bookshop. In America, it is called a bookstore.
I went into the bookshop to buy a present for my son.
My wife works in a bookstore.
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