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Document is sometimes a misspelling of documents.

Document (to provide with written evidence to support) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

The word document and its family (documentation, documented, documenting, documents) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun document

What does document mean as a name of something?

Document is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: documents

  1. writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
  2. anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: representation = a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
    • more specific words: missive / letter = a written message addressed to a person or organization
  3. a written account of ownership or obligation
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic word: communication = something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups
    • more specific terms:
  4. (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions and security and control features) using eight, sixteen and mylti-byte seven-bit character sets

Alternative definition of the noun document


  1. An original or official paper relied upon as the basis, proof, or support of anything else, including any writing, book, or other instrument conveying information pertinent to such proof or support. Any material substance on which the thoughts of men are represented by any species of conventional mark or symbol.
  2. [obsolete] That which is taught or authoritatively set forth; precept; instruction; dogma.
  3. [obsolete] An example for instruction or warning.

Definition of the verb document

What does document mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: documented | documenting | documents

  1. record in detail
    • example: The parents documented every step of their child's development
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The jeweler printed the name | The secretary transcribed the speech
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]The jeweler printed the name on the ring | The secretary transcribed the speech into the record

      Image Creation Verbs (with the same syntax): chronicle, copy, duplicate, film, forge, imitate, microfilm, photocopy, photograph, record, tally, tape, televise, transcribe, type.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic terms: enter / put down / record = make a record of
  2. support or supply with references

Alternative definition of the verb document


  1. To record in documents.
  2. To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information.


Document is a record label.


  1. "Document" is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band R.E.M. It was released in 1987 a few months after their rarities collection Dead Letter Office appeared and is the last album of new material by the band released on the I.R.S. Records label. It is the first album on which the band worked with producer Scott Litt.
  2. "document" is a musical album of Cinema Staff.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  3. "Document" is a musical single of Assemblage 23.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  4. "Document" is a musical album of SOFT BALLET.
    • released on (25 years ago)
  5. "Document" is a musical album of Karizma.
    • released in (16 years ago)


"Document" is a 1976 short film directed by Coleen Fitzgibbon.


"Document" is an artwork (typed) by Robert Morris, begun in (53 years ago).

  • media: typed


  1. Document: A document is a written, drawn, presented or recorded representation of thoughts. Originating from the Latin Documentum meaning lesson - the verb doceō means to teach, and is pronounced similarly, in the past it was usually used as a term for a written proof used as evidence. In the computer age, a document is usually used to describe a primarily textual file, along with its structure and design, such as fonts, colors and additional images.
    • also known as aliasse1, aliasse2
  2. Document is a Canadian documentary television series which aired on CBC Television from 1962 to 1969.
    • begun on and completed on (46 years ago)
    • country: Canada
  3. Document: A document is a purposeful, self-contained collection of information in recorded form.
  4. Document: Written work describing this taxa as a conservation priority.

Phrases with Document

Phrases starting with the word Document:

  1. Document retrieval
  2. Document Object Model
  3. Document management system

Phrases ending with the word Document:

  1. to document
  2. legal document
  3. Liquid Document
  4. Travel document
  5. Ancient document
  6. written document
  7. official document
  8. commercial document
  9. historical document

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Document

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Google previewTranslating Official Documents (2014)

by Roberto Mayoral Asensio

The first document is a blank form.

The second document is the form that has been completed and validated by the Registrar. Transition text 3 ) The third document is the completed form, now validated by a notary public.

Google previewThe Empire State of the South (2008)

Georgia History in Documents and Essays by Christopher C. Meyers

The third document is the list of questions that made up the literacy test for voting in 1949.

Google previewRegional Policy and Planning in Europe (2002)

by Paul Balchin, Ludek Sykora, Gregory Bull

The basic planning document is the Plan of the Development of the City of Kraków (UMK, 1997).

The second document is an annual Economic Programme with detailed specification of priorities for a given year in transport infrastructure, ...

Google previewThe Digital Document (2013)

by Bruce Duyshart

alternatively; A document is the commonly accepted...

or more comprehensively; A document is a series of marks on a substrate which acts as a vehicle by means of which ...

Google previewBIRT (2008)

A Field Guide to Reporting by Diana Peh, Nola Hague, Jane Tatchell

A report document is a previously executed report that contains cached data. Report document is the recommended target report type if the report is very large or if the report data changes infrequently. • The bookmark in the target report to ...

Google previewMastering Elasticsearch - Second Edition (2015)

by Rafał Kuć, Marek Rogoziński

Document is the main entity in the Elasticsearch world (and also in the Lucene world). At the end, all use cases of using...

Google previewMigration Law in Greece (2011)

by Konstantinos D. Magliveras

The first document is a copy of a bank account, which is maintained in a credit institution operating in Greece in the name of the third country national applying for the permit, showing that the minimum required amount (currently EUR 60,000) ...

Google previewThe Derby Diaries, 1869-1878 (1996)

A Selection from the Diaries of Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, Between September 1869 and March 1878 by J. Vincent

The third document is a large fragment of what is best described as a wardrobe disbursement book.

Google previewApple Macintosh Encyclopedia (2012)

by Gary Phillips

Creating a Document Each time the Macintosh user opens an ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Associations and Information Sources for Architects, Designers, and Engineers

BLDSC British Library Document Supply Centre Customer Services Boston Spa, Wetherby W. Yorkshire LS23 7BQ...

for Scientific and Technical Information Document Delivery, CISTI National Research Council of Canada Building M-55, ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

The document is fed into a scanner which converts the black and white areas on the paper into signals. For analogue signal transmission. This is then modulated in a modem and sent over PSTN or private circuit. At the receiving end the ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

at the time the signature is generated; creates the logical manifestation of signature (including the possibility for multiple parties to sign a medical document and have the order of application recognized and proven) and ...

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Quotes about Document

This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution. (Mike DeWine)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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