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Definition 1: a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for library in the sense of this definition

(library is a kind of ...) a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping

(... is a kind of library ) a place where reading materials are available

(... is a kind of library ) library that provides books for use outside the building

(library is a part of ...) small individual study area in a library

(library is a part of ...) a room set aside for reading

(library is a part of ...) storage space in a library consisting of an extensive arrangement of bookshelves where most of the books are stored

Definition 2: a room where books are kept - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where library or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had brandy in the library

(library is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is part of library) a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families

"he has a house on Cape Cod" "she felt she had to get out of the house"

Definition 3: a building that houses a collection of books and other materials - [noun denoting artifact]

(library is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

(... is an instance of library) the world's largest medical library

Definition 4: a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing - [noun denoting group]

(library is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of library ) a collection of books

(... is a kind of library ) a nonprofit library maintained for public use

(... is a kind of library ) a collection of books that can be rented by readers in return for a small daily fee

Definition 5: (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for library in the sense of this definition

(library is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(library is a part of ...) a program in a program library

(library is a part of ...) a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name

(library is a part of ...) a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library

(library belongs to category ...) creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something

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