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The American dictionary of the English language

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Published by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled and edited under the immediate supervision of Daniel Lyons.
ContributionsLyons, Daniel.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 506 p.
Number of Pages506
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23272415M

No other dictionary offers such discerning and helpful guidance on issues of usage, grammar, and style. This publication combined literary criticism with essays on education, government, agriculture, and a variety of other subjects. The first edition of the abridged Primary School dictionary was prepared by Noah Webster in and later revised by William G. President in successive printings of any given edition. Help — Americans began to refer to servants as help beginning around The eleventh edition published in includes more thandefinitions, and more thanentries.

A similar bill was also introduced in the U. Conversely, the plate showing the coins of the world's important nations quickly proved to be ephemeral. He also made useful contributions as a teacher, grammarian, journalist, essayist, lecturer, and lobbyist. He believed fervently in the developing cultural independence of the United States, a chief part of which was to be a distinctive American language with its own idiom, pronunciation, and style. Quarto, two volumes, bound in full period-style calf, morocco spine label, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panel. An addenda section was added into cope with the constant influx of new words.

Subscribe today The absence of a federal copyright law until and discrepancies among the state laws left the author of a popular book open to piracy unless he exerted strenuous efforts. In January the Third New International website service was rebranded as the Unabridged with the first "Release" of 4, new and revised entries added to the site. This dictionary carries the Preface by Noah Porter with postscripts of and These entries might be called "reverse etymologies": the ag- entry there, for instance, lists 49 terms derived from it, words as diverse as agent, essay, purge, stratagem, ambassador, axiom, and pellagra, along with information about varying routes through intermediate transformations on the way to the contemporary words. An addenda section was added into cope with the constant influx of new words. The fifth and most recent full edition was published in Novemberwith new printings in, and a 50th Anniversary Printing inwhich the publisher states is a "comprehensive update" of the edition, containing "


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Constitutioneconomics, medicine, physical scienceand language. A signature sentence In the yearjust at the close of the revolution, I published an elementary book for facilitating the acquisition of our vernacular tongue, and for correcting a vicious pronunciation, which prevailed extensively among the common people of this country.

The 5th edition dropped several of the supplementary features of the fourth edition, and is not available with a disc-based electronic version. His attempts to find plausible etymologies, however, were not supported by investigation of the actual state of linguistic knowledge.

Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition contains 10, new words and senses, over 4, dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to Pinker, author of the style guide The Sense of Stylewas its final chair.

The English sneering at our language continued for more than a century after the Revolutionary War, as they laughed and condemned as unnecessary, hundreds of American terms and phrases.

North American Languages

The principal differences between the people of this country and of all others, arise from different forms of government, different laws, institutions and customs. One facet of Webster's importance was his willingness to innovate when he thought innovation meant improvement.

This dictionary carries the Preface by Noah Porter with postscripts of and Bythe English colonists began to notice that their The American dictionary of the English language book was quite different from that spoken in their Motherland.

It contained aboutentries. Murray, the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary — says Webster's unabridged edition of "acquired an international fame. The editors claimed more thanentries, more than any other dictionary at that time, but that number included many proper names and newly added lists of undefined " combination words ".

Learn how and when to remove this template message In response to Joseph Worcester's groundbreaking dictionary ofA Dictionary of the English Language, the G.

The fifth and most recent full edition was published in Novemberwith new printings in, and a 50th Anniversary Printing inwhich the publisher states is a "comprehensive update" of the edition, containing " Vastly expanded, it covered more thanentries, and double the number of illustrations.

James A. This word seems originally to have signified an oath or vow to the gods, or the obligation of such an oath or vow, which was held very sacred by the Romans.

It was a self-defining career move. However, a lifetime of struggle, and perhaps a year spent in England, had mellowed the old warrior.

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Fork — Though continued to be used as a term for an eating utensil, Americans began to also use the term to mean a branch of a road or a river. We speak of false religion, as well as of true religion. It omitted the Indo-European etymologies, but they were reintroduced in the third full edition, published in Sturges Allen.

In Stock Overview To make Webster's monumental dictionary available at a more affordable price, this new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format: All of the words, The American dictionary of the English language book, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction.

Thus the practice of hawking and hunting, the institution of heraldry, and the feudal system of England originated terms which formed, and some of which now form, a necessary part of the language of that country; The American dictionary of the English language book, in the United States, many of these terms are no part of our present language, — and they cannot be, for the things which they express do not exist in this country.

Subscribe today The absence of a federal copyright law until and discrepancies among the state laws left the author of a popular book open to piracy unless he exerted strenuous efforts. At the age of seventy, Webster published his dictionary inregistering the copyright on April Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription.

Language is the expression of ideas; and if the people of one country cannot preserve an identity of ideas, they cannot retain an identity of language. The usage panel was disbanded on February 1, Printed by Hezekiah Howe, For example, the first definition of starve includes dying of exposure to the elements as well as from lack of food.Get this from a library!

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