English dictionary definition of:



  • the act of referring or consulting
  • the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
  • the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to
  • (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
  • a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
  • a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
  • a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  • a remark that calls attention to something or someone
  • an indicator that orients you generally
  • a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to


  • refer to


acknowledgment address character citation cite consultation credit denotation extension mention quotation source

Spellzone course content

View spelling list -ence words, Set 2 and learn about the word reference in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 33. Word endings: -ant, -ent, -ance, -ence.

Other Spellzone word lists: Engineering (aviation) Set 3

Scrabble score for reference

Scrabble score = 14

Please note that scrabble only allows seven tiles to be placed at once.

generated at 21:41:52 on 17-01-20

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