Definitions For Reference


  • 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
  • The act of mentioning something in speech or in writing : the act of referring tosomething or someone
  • The act of looking at or in something for information
  • A person who can be asked for information about another person's character, abilities, etc.


  • Refer to
  • To mention (something or someone) in speech or in writing : to refer to (something or someone)

Is Reference a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Reference is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Reference in a Sentence

  • references to an earlier event
  • The numbers were calculated by reference to the most recent census.
  • Reference to a map will make the position clear.
  • A list of reference materials
  • The book references many other authors who have written on this topic.

Synonyms for Reference

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