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Definition of the verb alphabetize

What does alphabetize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: alphabetized | alphabetizing | alphabetizes

  1. arrange in alphabetical order
    • example: Alphabetize the list
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: alphabetise
    • more generic terms: arrange / set up = put into a proper or systematic order
  2. provide with an alphabet

Alternative definition of the verb alphabetize


  1. [US, Canada] To arrange items (i.e. words) in order of the first (and subsequent) letters as they appear in the alphabet.

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Google previewOffice Practice and Business Procedure (1922)

by Florence E. McGill

To alphabetize means to arrange words alphabetically as, A, B, C, D, E, etc. Strict alphabetic order means that Aa must precede Ab, and Ab must precede Ac, and so on through all the letter combinations as in the following: Aaron, Abraham, ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

alphabeticalize Misused for alphabetize t 'JOE JU RVJDLMZ XJUI PVS alphabeticalized list of all the Gateway sites. Use alphabetized t ɨFSF JT an alphabeticalized directory of articles on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2013)

Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination by Howard Rosenthal

The final digits helped alphabetize the titles. (a) 563. The DOT wasfirst published bythe Department ofLaborin 1939.The first three digitsin a DOT codereferred to a. an occupational group. b. career options. c. OOH data. d. the transfer of skills.

Google previewA Condensed Dictionary of the English Language Giving the Correct Spelling, Pronunciation and Definitions of Words Based on the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster (1910)

by Noah Webster

Al'phabet, Alphabetize. Alpaca. -Iz, r. f. [alphabetize!! <-Tzd), -Ti2[No.| To arrange in the order of an alphabet. — Al'phabeta'- nan. n. A learner of the alphabet; abecedarian. — Alphabet'lc. -ical. a. Of. pfrtainingto, orarranged in the order of, etc.

Google previewA Dictionary of Simplified Spelling (1915)

Based on the Publications of the United States Bureau of Education and the Rules of the American Philolgical Association and the Simplified Spelling Board by Frank H. Vizetelly

Alphabetize. al'gra- fy8, ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

alphabetize (al'fa-bet-Iz), ...

Google previewDictionary Skills (2007)

Alphabetize these "S" words. And, now, try these uVt words. starfish startle star starch 1. 2. 3. 4. tread treason treasure treat 1.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Morocco (2016)

by Aomar Boum, Thomas K. Park

To alphabetize entries based on English glosses, e.g., for political parties, as some ...


The collating sequence is important because it is often necessary to sort ( alphabetize) data that includes characters other than letters. The collating sequence of a computer is usually the same as the order of the numeric codes for the ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4A1B3E1T1I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 27 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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