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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gazetteer \Gaz`et*teer"\, n. [Cf. F. gazetier.] 1. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. A newspaper; a gazette. [Obs.] --Burke. [1913 Webster] 3. A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places. [1913 Webster] 4. An alphabetical descriptive list of anything. [1913 Webster]