Now the hackers, with their reference to the 9/11 attacks, suggest they are prepared to kill.
It was fantastic having Philomena to talk to, to be there as a reference when I needed her.
White House notes on the call do not make any reference to human rights.
A study filled with reference books and old photographs lies across a shady courtyard filled with olive trees.
Make sure to reference music, film, and hairstyles of the time.
The reference was to the safe in which the old people in the district stored their gains.
A moment later Percival remembered his last words, also his reference to Blythe.
The history of the great majority is never compiled for reference.
Neither made any reference to the little scene of the night before.
His reference to a "solatium" puzzled me, but it did not seem anything of consequence.
1580s, "act of referring," from refer + -ance, or else from French référence, from Medieval Latin *referentia, from Latin referentem (nominative referens), present participle of referre (see refer). Meaning "direction to a book or passage" is recorded from 1610s. Meaning "testimonial" is from 1895. Reference book dates from 1808. Phrase in reference to is attested from 1590s.
1620s, "to assign;" as "to provide with a reference," 1837 (implied in referenced), from reference (n.). Related: Referencing.