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Definition of the verb alphabetise

What does alphabetise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alphabetised | alphabetising | alphabetises

  1. arrange in alphabetical order
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: alphabetize
    • more generic terms: arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order

Alternative definition of the verb alphabetise


  1. [chiefly British] To arrange items (i.e. words) in order of the first (and subsequent) letters as they appear in the alphabet (i.e. the standard list A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z).

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for alphabetise

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Google previewDictionary of Information and Library Management (2009)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

alphabetise /ˈ;ælfəbetaɪz/, alphabetize verb to sort into alphabeticalorder alphanumeric /ˌælfənjʊˈ;merɪk/, alphanumerical adjective using acombination of symbols madeupofRoman letters ...

Google previewDictionary of Publishing and Printing (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

ift/ noun the shift key which activates the letters on an alphanumeric pad alphabetise ...

Google previewEnglish–Maori, Maori–English Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

alphabetise: ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

n alphabetise BR ' alfobetAIZ, ...

Google previewCultures, Ideologies, and the Dictionary (1995)

Studies in Honor of Ladislav Zgusta by Braj B. Kachru, Henry Kahane

alphabetise, alternant, aluminise, amadan, Amen glass, American chair, Americanise, amongst, an't, anathematise, anatomise, ancestor, ancestress, ancestry, ancillary, ...

Google previewRules for a Printed Dictionary Catalogue (1889)

by Charles Ammi Cutter

C: Dziatzko's Instruction fur die Ordnung der Titel im alphabetise hen Zettelkatalog der Univ.

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

alphabetise or -ize v (tr) to arrange or list alphabetically. alphanumeric or alphanumerica! adj 1 containing both letters and numbers. 2 (of a machine) using instructions which consist of letters and numbers; able to display ...

Google previewChambers's English Dictionary, Pronouncing, Explanatory, and Etymological, with Vocabularies of Scottish Words and Phrases, Americanisms, &c (1893)

by William Chambers

ALPHABETISE, al'fa-bet-iz, v.t. To arrange alphabetically:-pr.p. alphabetising; pa.p. alphabetised. ALPINE, al'pin, or alpin, adj.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

alphabetize /ˈalfəbətʌɪz / (also alphabetise) 7verb [with obj.] arrange in alphabetical order: the listings are arranged by state and alphabetized by city. – derivatives alphabetization noun.

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Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4A1B3E1T1I1S1E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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