diary

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From Latin diārium ‎(a daily allowance for soldiers, Late Latin also a diary), neuter of * diarius, from dies ‎(a day).

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diary ‎(plural diaries)

  1. A daily log of experiences, especially those of the writer.
  2. The method or media used to keep such experiences.
    They kept separate diaries. His was on paper and her diary was on her computer's hard drive.
  3. (Britain, Canada) A calendar or appointment book.

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diary ‎(not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Lasting for one day.
    • Francis Bacon
      The offer of a usurpation, though it was but as a diary ague.

Verb[edit]

diary ‎(third-person singular simple present diaries, present participle diarying, simple past and past participle diaried)

  1. (intransitive) To keep a diary or journal.
    • 2015, Hugh O'Donovan, Mindful Walking
      As part of her mindful movement practise, diarying is important to Sarah. 'It gives me a chance to see what is going on, to reflect on my experience.'

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