Definition of diary in English:

diary

noun

  • 1A book in which one keeps a daily record of events and experiences.

    ‘I resolved to keep a diary of events during the war’
    • ‘Eligible patients completed a baseline headache diary for four weeks.’
    • ‘You may recall that on his recent tour, Eric Idle kept a witty, engrossing day-to-day online diary.’
    • ‘I was reading Mother's diary, and in one entry she admitted her secret.’
    • ‘A video diary was kept during the trip and has been used to produce a TV documentary.’
    • ‘It is difficult to be inspired to keep up with a pen and paper diary because it takes so long to finish each entry.’
    • ‘In either case, keep a diary or other written record of events.’
    • ‘A written symptom diary was completed each morning, and spirometry was performed twice daily.’
    • ‘All participants completed a stress scale questionnaire and kept a daily food diary.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the diaries reveal a later life of flamboyant perversity.’
    • ‘If the student writes an online diary on an external website, we won't know unless the student tells us.’
    • ‘After all, she couldn't deny that she'd read a secret diary or two in her day.’
    • ‘Particularly interesting is that this diary was begun exactly nine years ago today.’
    • ‘A travel diary recording all activities is also required to be kept by members in these circumstances.’
    • ‘Nelson's well-chosen diary extracts are, apart from anything else, hilarious.’
    • ‘His diary records the belief that the British would easily defeat the Japanese.’
    • ‘The diary reveals all of her feelings that she doesn't want anyone to see.’
    • ‘Throughout the study, participants kept a daily symptom diary and completed a quality-of-life questionnaire.’
    • ‘How can anyone touched by the eloquent pages of Anne Frank's diary become an anti-Semite?’
    • ‘I shall write in this diary every night, so that if something happens, there'll at least be some kind of record.’
    • ‘During all this time every half hour I faithfully updated the electronic diary the consumer people sent me.’
    journal, memoir, chronicle, log, logbook, weblog, blog, vlog, day-by-day account, daily record, history, annal, record, moblog
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    1. 1.1 A datebook.
      • ‘The unveiling of the police memorial has been in the news diaries for months and its significance hasn't changed.’
      • ‘Having the radio operator's diary from her father's unit, she knew where to go.’
      • ‘There is news this week of a couple of races for your diary - neither has received much publicity elsewhere.’
      • ‘Now, after a winter away from performing, Suzy has a diary full of engagements once more.’
      • ‘Pulling out the small spiral diary, she opened it up to the first page.’
      appointment book, engagement book, organizer, personal organizer, calendar, agenda
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Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin diarium, from dies day.

Pronunciation

diary

/ˈdī(ə)rē/