Noah Webster S First Edition Of An American Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: Foundation for Amer Christian
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Noah Webster S First Edition Of An American Dictionary Of The English Language from the Author: Noah Webster. The Webster's 1828 Dictionary is a unique and essential tool for educating Christians; It has the greatest number of Biblical definitions of any reference; Roots are traced in 26 languages; Usage examples come from classical literature and the Bible; This dictionary becomes not only a tool for defining words Biblically, it becomes a way of thinking that forms your worldview; It will equip you for Christian leadership, strengthen your vocabulary, give you an edge in communicating your view and become your foundation for thinking and reasoning Biblically. This tool can be the turning point for you to be more effective in communicating Christian principles used in government, economics, and marketing or for your student to clearly understand how the Bible has influenced every area of life.

The American Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Daniel Lyons
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ISBN: 9781330601624
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The American Dictionary Of The English Language from the Author: Daniel Lyons. Excerpt from The American Dictionary of the English Language: Based on the Conclusions of the Most Eminent Philologists It is confidently expected that this dictionary will commend itself to all those who favor books of reference on the multum in parvo plan. Every accepted word in the English language will be found in its pages; and, in addition, many technical terms which the advance of modern science and the recent rapid spread of useful knowledge in the United States have made part and parcel of our popular literature; also many old words and meanings found in the writings of the Elizabethan and Queen Anne periods. It has been found necessary to enlarge upon many words, whose full and real meaning is not adequately disclosed by a mere definition. To all definitions which do not apply in this country, the American meaning has been added. Local meanings, words and phrases; provincialisms, both English and American, and a few slang words and phrases - all of which are instructive as showing the natural growth, and in some cases the debasement, of the pure stock of our language - are given for what they are worth, and only in such instances as are to be met with in early and recent standard works. The etymology of each word will be found at the end of the definition of the primitive word. These etymologies will be found to differ materially from those found in other dictionaries, of even recent date. As it is only within the past twenty-five years that the etymology of English words has attained even the semblance of an exact science, these new etymologies will be found, in general, more correct than those of any preceding work. The industrious labors of Skeat, Wedgwood and other recent authorities on English philology, leave the most patient lexicographer with many open questions upon his hands. For this very sufficient reason, the editors of this dictionary announce, simply, that they have given the latest and what to them seem the most imperative conclusions of the science of English philology - a science which, though rapidly progressing, is still, on the whole, quite incomplete. We have but to add that, in general, the aim of the editors of the "American Dictionary of the English Language" has been to give to the public a convenient lexicon which will decide all questions about words, which arise in the course of general reading, and to give to the American reading public the latest, most authentic and most complete conclusions of English philology. We have but to add that, in general, the aim of the editors of the "American Dictionary of the English Language" has been to give to the public a convenient lexicon which will decide all questions about words, which arise in the course of general reading, and to give to the American reading public the latest, most authentic and most complete conclusions of English philology. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Webster S 1828 American Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: Waking Lion Press
ISBN: 9781434103963
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Webster S 1828 American Dictionary Of The English Language from the Author: Noah Webster. Language is an expression of ideas, and as ideas change over time, words take on new meanings. Hence, Noah Webster's monumental 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language is a work of great importance to modern readers who care about traditional values. The founding documents of the United States of America are contemporary with this 1828 dictionary, as are many other important books and documents of that time. The 1828 dictionary defines the language of these materials in the context of their era and thus becomes a valuable reference tool to enhance understanding. In addition, Noah Webster based his work extensively on the King James Version of the Bible, so that not only the words but also the values of the early nineteenth century are reflected in the definitions. As Webster wrote, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. . . . No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." To make Webster's monumental work available at a more affordable price, this new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format: All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. Also, for the first time since the book's original publication, the text has been newly typeset; the clear and sturdy Charter typeface makes the text highly readable in spite of its small size. In addition, the book has been printed on acid-free, archival-quality paper, ensuring many years of useful service. This new, compact edition is published with the same hope expressed by Webster himself: "I present it to my fellow citizens, not with frigid indifference, but with my ardent wishes for their improvement and their happiness; and for the continued increase of the wealth, the learning, the moral and religious elevation of character, and the glory of my country."

An American Dictionary Of The English Language Intended To Exhibit I The Origin Affinities And Primary Signification Of English Words As Far As They Have Been Ascertained Ii The Genuine Orthography And Pronunication Of Words According To General Usage Or To Just Principles Of Analogy Iii Accurate And Discriminating Definitions With Numerous Authorities And Illustrations To Which Are Prefixed An Introductory Dissertation On The Origin History And Connection Of The Languages Of Western Asia And Of Europe And A Concise Grammar Of The English Language

Author: Noah Webster
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An American Dictionary Of The English Language Intended To Exhibit I The Origin Affinities And Primary Signification Of English Words As Far As They Have Been Ascertained Ii The Genuine Orthography And Pronunication Of Words According To General Usage Or To Just Principles Of Analogy Iii Accurate And Discriminating Definitions With Numerous Authorities And Illustrations To Which Are Prefixed An Introductory Dissertation On The Origin History And Connection Of The Languages Of Western Asia And Of Europe And A Concise Grammar Of The English Language from the Author: Noah Webster.

The American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: American Heritage Dictionary
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780547041018
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The American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language from the Author: American Heritage Dictionary. This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.