Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language


Author: Merriam Webster

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 0877792011

Category: Dictionaries, Polyglot

Page: 3245

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Contains over 472,000 entries defining the English language as it is written and spoken today.
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The Story of Webster's Third

Philip Gove's Controversial Dictionary and Its Critics

Author: Herbert C. Morton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 5369

The publication of Webster's Third New International Dictionary in 1961 set off a storm of intense controversy in both the popular press and in scholarly journals due to widespread disagreements about the nature of language and the role of the dictionary. This is the first full account of the controversy, set within the larger background of how the dictionary was planned and put together by its editor-in-chief, Philip Babcock Gove. Based on original research and interviews with the people who knew and worked with Gove, this is a human story as well as the story of the making of a dictionary. The author skillfully interweaves an account of Gove's character and working habits with the evolution of the dictionary. In spite of its rocky initial reception, Webster's Third is now widely regarded as one of the greatest dictionaries of our time.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Story of Ain't

America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published

Author: David Skinner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062345753

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 3789

Created by the most respected American publisher of dictionaries and supervised by the editor Philip Gove, Webster's Third broke with tradition, adding thousands of new words and eliminating "artificial notions of correctness," basing proper usage on how language was actually spoken. The dictionary's revolutionary style sparked what David Foster Wallace called "the Fort Sumter of the Usage Wars." Editors and scholars howled for Gove's blood, calling him an enemy of clear thinking, a great relativist who was trying to sweep the English language into chaos. Critics bayed at the dictionary's permissive handling of ain't. Literary intellectuals such as Dwight Macdonald believed the dictionary's scientific approach to language and its abandonment of the old standard of usage represented the unraveling of civilization. Entertaining and erudite, The Story of Ain't describes a great societal metamorphosis, tracing the fallout of the world wars, the rise of an educated middle class, and the emergence of America as the undisputed leader of the free world, and illuminating how those forces shaped our language. Never before or since has a dictionary so embodied the cultural transformation of the United States.
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Webster's Third New International Unabridged Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877794684

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1460

"A powerful electronic version of the world's most comprehensive Dictionary! Installs easily on hard drive for instant access. Features over 472,000 entries, 1,000 color illustrations, and 13 powerful search options."\\\\\
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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877793700


Page: 1184

View: 2032

Find the right word every time with this indispensable guide! Concise definitions pinpoint meanings shared by synonyms. More than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations. Sample sentences and phrases for each synonym at its own entry clarify how words are used in context. Alphabetical lists may also include related words, idiomatic phrases, near antonyms, and antonyms. A perfect companion to the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.
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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877792956


Page: 960

View: 2382

Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 70,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

Author: Random House (Firm)

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780375720260

Category: Reference

Page: 2230

View: 6344

Provides entries for over 315,000 words and phrases, and includes a list of new words.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

Author: Samuel Johnson,John Walker,Robert S. Jameson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 831

View: 1905

Posted in English language

Seven Language Dictionary

Author: David Schumaker

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 9780517057957

Category: Reference

Page: 829

View: 3761

English words and their French, German, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Portuguese and Spanish translations are given
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Macquarie Dictionary

Author: Macquarie Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876429669

Category: Australianisms

Page: 1940

View: 9713

This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place – and place to voice. (Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia)Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.
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A Champion's Guide to Success in Spelling Bees

Fundamentals of Spelling Bee Competition and Preparation

Author: Ned G. Andrews

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781463689087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 91

View: 3427

"1994 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion"--cover.
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder

Author: Mary W. Cornog

Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market

ISBN: 9780877798552

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 712

View: 8704

The ideal book for people who want to increase their word power. Focuses on more than 1,000 vocabulary words and introduces nearly 2,000 more—all organised by root for effective study. Includes quizzes to test progress.
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The Anatomy of the Image Maps

According to Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged

Author: Bonnie Gordon

Publisher: Visual Studies Workshop

ISBN: 9780898220285

Category: Artists' books

Page: 48

View: 4644

Posted in Artists' books