What does the word reference mean?

Usage examples for reference

  1. I hope it had no reference to him!" – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. With reference to position in space. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  3. She had suddenly left the Ranee's service to become body- woman to Leonie; without a single reference to the time when she had been nurse to Leonie as a baby. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
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