Definition of Diary

1. Noun. A daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations.

Exact synonyms: Journal
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material
Specialized synonyms: Blog, Web Log
Derivative terms: Diarist



2. Noun. A personal journal (as a physical object).
Generic synonyms: Journal
Derivative terms: Diarist

Definition of Diary

1. n. A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary.

2. a. lasting for one day; as, a diary fever.

Definition of Diary

1. Noun. A daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer. ¹

2. Noun. The method or media used to keep such experiences. ¹

3. Noun. (British Canada) A calendar or appointment book. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Lasting for one day. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diary

1. a personal journal [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Diary

1. Origin: L. Diarium, fr. Dies day. See Deity. A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal; a blank book dated for the record of daily memoranda; as, a diary of the weather; a physician's diary. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Diary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1849)
"The diary of Pepys is a very remarkable one, comprehending both a history or sketch of the times in which he lived, and an accurate record of his own ..."

2. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"... allusion to the play, in the quotation from his diary given above, page xii, fixes the later time limit very definitely. (2) Reference by Ben Jonson. ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"It is the only edition printing practically the entire diary, and correcting numerous errors in ... The following selections from the diary are copyrighted, ..."

4. Journal by Australian Ex Libris Society (1890)
"diary, which I now exhibit, is the property of our Society, having been presented ... I was informed that it was the original diary of Bishop Peploe; but, ..."

5. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1912)
"As Luttrell lived more than eighteen years after this date, dying on 27 June, 1732, it is possible that some volumes of the diary have been lost. ..."

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