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Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary [Kindle Edition]

Merriam-Webster
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Convenient listing of words arranged alphabetically by rhyming sounds and syllables. More than 70,000 rhyming words. Includes multi-word rhymes. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary.


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Since 1937. Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company publishes a diverse array of print and electronic products, including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition – America's best-selling desk dictionary – and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster can be considered the direct lexicographical heir of Noah Webster. In 1843, the company bought the rights to the 1841 edition of Webster's magnum opus, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Corrected and Enlarged. At the same time, they secured the rights to create revised editions of the work. Since that time, Merriam-Webster editors have carried forward Noah Webster's work, creating some of the most widely used and respected dictionaries and reference books in the world.

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  • File Size: 968 KB
  • Print Length: 340 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PUSZ4Q
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371 of 388 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Version - Incomplete January 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recently purchased an I-pad hoping that it would save me some money on college textbooks. It was with great excitement that I downloaded the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (Kindle Edition). Not only was it less expensive, it seemed ideal in the sense that I could search it using keywords and not by flipping pages. I am taking an editing course and my very first assignment proved to me that I should have purchased the actual text version, as the vast majority of the words I looked up, were nowhere to be found on this version. My instructor's print version contained acronyms and a variety of other words that I simply could not find anywhere on the Kindle version. I felt like an idiot. And these were just the first few words I was required to look up in the very first paragraph. A quick online search brought these words up immediately in the online MW free dictionary. But, I paid for this dictionary and it's supposedly the same version as the print, yet it's incomplete. Save your money and the hassle of having to buy both versions (what I ended up doing after the Kindle version failed to bring any words that I needed to look-up up) and just get it in print. The Kindle version will NOT have the same entries, nor even the entire dictionary including appendixes, keys, legends and reference material.
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296 of 309 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb reference tool July 7, 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is a fine dictionary. It even smells good. Too hefty to be portable, it is nevertheless a perfect desk dictionary, starting with a seventeen-page explanatory chart and notes, an essay on the English language, and a guide to pronunciation. The volume continues with excellent definitions that are sometimes accompanied by b&w line drawings, and finishes with sections on foreign words & phrases, biographical names, geographical names, signs & symbols in various fields of endeavor, punctuation, capitals & italics, documenting sources, forms of address and an index. [..]

This is the most comprehensive collegiate dictionary to date, with many new entries since 1996's tenth edition, and it is well organized wih a nice clean font (though it may be a bit troublesome for those who are far-sighted). It always amazes me that we can purchase so much information so inexpensively. This is a terrific resource -- it's time to update your dictionary!!
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281 of 299 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For several decades now, THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY has served as the standard American English dictionary. I have done a good deal of copyediting over the years, and every publisher I have worked with has specified this dictionary (along with the Webster's Unabridged) as the standard governoring the way that American English words are spells and defined. Although one can feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of dictionaries in the reference section of any good bookstore, this volume is as close to authoritative as we have in the United States. One might have a preference for another, but this is the only one that enjoys widespread authoritative acceptance.
The dust jacket explains the ways that the new 11th edition has been expanded, but personally, while I am quite certain that it has been expanded, I have not noticed a great deal of difference from the 10th edition. It may be definitive and improved, but most of the improvements will be difficult for anyone to detect. The new CD-ROM included with it, however, is a vast improvement on the previous software that was developed based on the 10th edition. When the 10th edition first came out, CD software was not widely available. A CD version of the dictionary did eventually come out, but it was somewhat rudimentary. The new CD-ROM, however, is a huge improvement. For instance, when looking up any word, a column will display a number of words that approximate the word that your are attempting to look up. If you can merely approximate the spelling, you can frequently find the correct word. Furthermore, by double clicking on any word in the online dictionary, you will pull up the listing for that word. The CD-ROM also has a link to the Internet.
Let's face it. Buying dictionaries for most people is about as exciting as having one's oil changed. But like oil changes, dictionaries are essential. For the foreseeable future, this one is going to remain the definitive American English dictionary.
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119 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price for the CD-ROM alone July 10, 2003
Format:Hardcover
Unlike prescriptive dictionaries such as the American Heritage Dictionary, which rely on self-appointed panels of "experts" to decide what correct usage should be, descriptive dictionaries such as this and Merriam-Webster's Third International try to keep pace with how the language is actually used by speakers. This may explain why the Webster's Collegiate dictionaries have been the standard reference in the American publishing industry for a long time.
This is easily the best dictionary of its class, period. It has an extraordinarily large number of entries and its definitions are concise and easy to understand. The only shortcoming is that there are few example sentences, but this is a necessary tradeoff to keep the size under control. For sheer richness of information it doesn't compare to the New Shorter OED, for example, but then again you can't toss the NSOED into your backpack and take it to school with you. This book is light and compact.
But the thing that really sets this dictionary apart is the CD-ROM. You can search for words using up to 15 different operations, including "rhymes with," "is a cryptogram of," "homophones are," "etymology includes," etc. You can use AND and OR operators to combine the various operations. These search functions are a tremendous asset to anybody who works with words, particularly writers, poets, and songwriters.
And did I mention that you get a free one-year subscription to their online dictionary with your purchase?
This package is a tremendous value for the money and really belongs in every home and office. And I have no doubt that Webster's 11 will continue to be the gold standard in the publishing industry for the foreseeable future.<I> --This text refers to an edition which conatins a CD-ROM. Not all editions of this item contain a CD. Please check the item desription for further information.--</I>
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! I have the tenth edition- but this was ...
Excellent! I have the tenth edition- but this was well worth getting the 11th edition, lots of new entries- a great value.
Published 2 days ago by fangschway
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Its perfect to study the Bible with.....easy understood
Published 5 days ago by carol letner
5.0 out of 5 stars great dictionary
Really great
Published 7 days ago by Christopher Merola
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great book for all ages. Excellent resources to help you with your vocabulary. I recommend this book to everyone great job.
Published 7 days ago by Randy Rudolph
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool for kids who want to write rhyming poetry or for adults with...
The husband's 11 year old, (thank God, the youngest one) has started trying to write rhyming poetry, rather than iambic pentameter. She needed this crutch. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Michele M McKenzie
4.0 out of 5 stars Replace Your Old Dictionary With this One
Not sure how to review a Dictionary. Our old dictionary was looking quite old and beat up. The inside cover was separating from the rest of the book. Read more
Published 7 days ago by BOISE ELF
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excelent
Published 11 days ago by Mauricio S Jardini
4.0 out of 5 stars What's that word mean? It,s handy.
Enjoy having a good dictionary handy on my Kindle. Enjoy having it available.
Published 12 days ago by Frank Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very useful in study.
Published 12 days ago by APS
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Published 14 days ago by Jose Vilahomat
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