encyclopaedic encyclopaedic


  • (adj) broad in scope or content


  1. Especially is he noted for his encyclopaedic grasp of foreign, Dominion and colonial affairs.
  2. He has a convenient and, in a sense, encyclopaedic, store of famed men's last words, hobbies, epigrams and elementary historical facts, which he knows how to use impressively.
  3. There can be no question of the author's encyclopaedic knowledge of native and military life in North Africa.


  • Partnership solves Detroit challenge: Getting kids safely to activities

    On an early July morning, a school bus festooned with bright green painted dinosaurs rumbles through the quiet streets of Southwest Detroit. Youth conductor Gene Evans is on his cell phone, updating the route on-the-fly for driver Darron Benton, who relies on his encyclopaedic knowledge of Detroit geography to steer the bus though neighborhoods dotted with vacant lots and burned-out structures ...
    on August 25, 2013     Source: MLive Detroit


  1. Creative director at Liverpool Culture Company Phil Redmond said: "It will be fascinating to hear Ken's thoughts on comedy - his perspective is unique and his anecdotes alone are a national treasure." "His encyclopaedic knowledge and...
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Phil Redmond Source: ic Liverpool

  2. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said: "Anton is terrific. He's got an encyclopaedic football knowledge."
    on Aug 23, 2004 By: Bill Kenwright Source: BBC News

  3. Asked why he was so convinced Wenger was the right man for the north London club, Dein said: "I was comforted because I had seen him at close-quarters, had observed his methods of training and realised how intelligent he was. He had an encyclopaedic...
    on Oct 22, 2009 By: David Dein Source: BBC Sport

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