- Hardcover: 2662 pages
- Publisher: Merriam-Webster (1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877792011
- ISBN-13: 978-0877792017
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 14 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 147 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language
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If big is better, the unabridged Webster's Third New International Dictionary is among the best. Weighing 12.5 pounds and measuring 4 inches thick, its 2,662 pages define more than 450,000 words spanning "a" to "zyzzogeton," including words ("disselboom" for instance) not found in other dictionaries, plus clear definitions, comprehensive etymologies, interesting asides, literary usage quotes, and a comfortable typeface. More than 150 years of accumulated scholarship helped collect the 10,000,000 usage examples that accurately provide definitions, and $3,500,000 went into producing this impressive volume. With Webster's Third you get a lot of dictionary for your money.
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I am not sure if this is a problem with the Kindle app or with how the dictionary entries were hyperlinked. But until it is fixed it is only good for researching a word and not for quick lookups.
This massive, imposing book itself is very well made with a very deluxe,buckram binding, with over 2,800 pages, this is a lasting presentation. Some effort will be needed when handling,I think it weighs over eleven pounds!!. Minor drawback...the pages are very thin, so extra care is required when handling, also the print is a tad tiny, so a pair of spectacles or a magnifying glass might be handy.
With over 476,000 vocabulary entries, there are more words here than any single man will ever know!!. The DICTIONARY literally exhaust itself with definitions, it is truly encyclopedic in it's totality !! a most remarkable book indeed!!. Also included is an Addenda section with 18,000 new words. Also includes CD-ROM.
From the loftiest of institutions to the humblest of abodes, this DICTIONARY is a most stunning compliment. A solid investment.. very,very highly recommended...To anyone with an interest in words...This is one book you cannot afford be without...
My favorite part about this book is the etymology. It's super fun looking up words, and finding out what language they came from, and what they meant in that language. My cousin did a thesis paper on interlinear glossed text, and i didnt know what "glossed text" was, so i looked it up. Turns out there's two ENTIRELY different entries for gloss, which are spelled the same, and came from different languages (yes, they are pronounced the same too). I wonder how i got by without one of these handy before... Also, searching for stuff on the internet is not as good. Not even close. Where a dictionary on the web might have two or three entries, this bad boy will have like 7! Archaic, and obsolete versions of a word, as well as examples of how to use them. Also, no advertising banners to go through. If i have to look up a word, and go on a little journey (as sometimes the definitions have interesting words in them) I find it's much faster to use paper than the internet.