Q: according to one of dictionaries, guy means stay-rope.
guy means man, isn't it?
What is stay-rope? とはどういう意味ですか?
A: usually called guy-lines. They are ropes on a ship. Ropes on a ship are called lines. Guy is a corruption of guide. So ropes holding up a mast are called guys.
Q: ; in the dictionary とはどういう意味ですか?
A: When the dictionary uses the semicolon (;) like this, it means that the two definitions are related to each other but are not the same.

In this example:

"to stay in a particular condition or position; to make somebody/something do this"

means: (1) to stay in a particular condition or position, or (2) to make somebody or something stay in a particular condition or position.
Q: I used a dictionary but net came be とはどういう意味ですか?
A: I recognise this sentence from a comment on another question. :)

It isn't a correct sentence. The person's original question asked for English learning tips. Someone suggested they use a dictionary and this was their response.
I believe they were trying to say
"I used a dictionary but nothing came of it."

That basically means:

I used a dictionary but it didn't work.
Q: ...........

When I check my dictionary about material:

3) (law) important and needing to be considered when making a decision IRREVERENT

I don't quite understand the"irrelevant"

.................. とはどういう意味ですか?
A: Ok, it is basically saying "Something important that needs to be looked at before getting rid of a decision"
If that makes sense...

So irrelevant here just means to make it unimportant or to take out of consideration.
Q: What does "plain" mean- обыкновенная или некрасивая? In my dictionary it means некрасивая , but I found on the Internet plain = обыкновенная. とはどういう意味ですか?
A: It is actually both! It just depends on the context.


Q: Communal.
Not from dictionaries please. を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: Appreciated.
Q: In Spanish dictionary, there’s a word ‘calientacabezas’ which means a student pretending to understand the class. Is this word common? Is this wird really exist in spanish culture? を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: @Korean_DodoBird_1641 Oh thanks a lot! It’s been a big help:)
Q: dictionary を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: I didn't know that word, so I had to look it up on the dictionary


Q: This dictionary is better than others in many respects. と This dictionary is better than others in many aspects. はどう違いますか?
A: "Respects" is more of a feeling towards something, example being: "This dictionary deserves my respect!"
This dictionary is one that I view as good / high quality in this situation.
It doesn't sound natural to say "respects." (I don't think anyone says that in this kind of situation)
"Aspects" means parts or features. To say that "This dictionary is better than others in many aspects." Means this dictionary is better than the other ones in many ways.

Hope this helps! (╹◡╹)
Q: dictionary と vocabulary はどう違いますか?
A: A dictionary is a book. (словарь)
'Vocabulary' usually refers to the amount of words someone knows. (словарный запас)
Q: dictionary of English と thesaurus of English はどう違いますか?
A: A Dictionary contains alphabetical lists of words that includes the meaning, etymology and pronunciation while the thesaurus is a book that contains synonyms and even antonyms. While a dictionary defines a word, a thesaurus gives a choice of words for each entry.

Example sentences with dictionary and thesaurus

“I used the dictionary to see what the word hope means”

“A thesaurus is a useful aid to writing”
Q: dictionary と vocabulary はどう違いますか?
A: dictionary is like a books which contain so many words and their meaning which they're compiled in one book...while vocabulary is the individual word contained in the dictionary, that is why you'll always heard people say watch tv and improve your vocab, because there is so many words that you can learn by that
Q: dictionary と vocabulary はどう違いますか?
A: Dictionary: is a book that lists all words in alphabetical order
vocabulary : is not an object , it's that collection of words used in a given language

I hope that this has helped you!


Q: In my dictionary (that's pretty famous in Japan), it says "go to see the movies" is wrong somehow.

Why "go to see the movies" is wrong? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: You can say :

Go to the movies OR
Go to see a movie

But we don’t say “Go to see the movies” without further context.

I suppose it’s wrong because logically, we don’t know what movies the definite article “the” is referring to.

Note that in the expression “go to the movies”, what we are really saying is that we are going to a movie theater. It is a set expression and it does not mean that we are going to see multiple movies.
Q: I read this in dictionary and I don't know whether their meanings are right or wrong.
"in the womb of the night" means " in the dark night"
"in the earth's womb" means "underground"
"in the womb of times" means "in the future" は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: All of them are correct. I believe most of them are used in terms of literary and the last one is from Shakespeare
Q: how do I say dictionary in inglesh? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: You can listen to the pronunciation of "dictionary" on the Oxford Learner's Dictionary.
Q: dictionary は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: QAの全文をご確認ください
Q: シークヮーサー ( dictionary says it's citrus depress, but I wanna know what word native English speakers use) は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: I think that's the scientific name. I'd say "flat lemon" or "Hirami lemon". Either way, you'll probably have to explain what it is.


Q: "Using printed dictionaries takes time to find words."

A: Using print dictionaries takes time. OR It takes time to find words using print dictionaries.
Q: I found in the dictionary that 'fence' as a verb has the meaning of 'receiving stolen goods', what does it mean? Like buying stolen goods from a burglar?
A: yes. it's slang. "he stole watches and fenced them on the street."

according to Wikipedia: A fence (noun) is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale, sometimes in a legitimate market. The fence thus acts as a middleman between thieves and the eventual buyers of stolen goods who may not be aware that the goods are stolen.

As a verb, the word describes the behaviour of the thief in the transaction: "The burglar fenced the stolen radio."

This sense of the term came from thieves' slang, first attested c. 1700, from the notion of such transactions taking place under defence of secrecy.


so i guess fence (noun) is slang short for deFENCE of secercy.

a fence (noun) doesn't ask questions about where you got something or how you got it. either he wants to make a deal or not.

in my experience, this use of the word is rare. the places i've heard was almost always in detective dramas and some scenes involving people talking about the sale of stolen goods.
Q: In the dictionary of poor people, there is no lesuire time. They have to work hard all day long to earn their livings. この表現は自然ですか?
A: The definition of being poor is having no leisure time. Poor people have to work hard all day long to earn a living.
Q: I am intersted in contemporary Japanese,and speak and write bad English.
I can't write English without a dictionary and "Weblio"
I have a good feeling recently because I find "Hifive"
A: I understand what you are saying, but you could put this instead to get your point across:

I am interested in modern Japanese, but I am still learning how to speak and write English. I have to use a dictionary and Webilo to help me, but Hifive is giving me hope that I can become good with English.
Q: When I need refer to an English dictionary, I'm often using Oxford Dictionaries( http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ ) and Cambridge Dictionaries Online( http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ ). I use them mainly in order to distinguish synonyms. But sometimes their illustrative sentences are too abstract and incomprehensive for me. I know I still don't understand some concepts in English which are unfamiliar in Japanese, but at the same time, I suspect that those sites have only insufficient contents for their free usage on the Internet. Is the quality of those sites' contents good for English learners like me?
A: It's a great resource! If you want to look more into synonyms/antonyms check out thesaurus.com. I use it all the time.