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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary: Vintage Edition

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Appears to be the 1913 edition, which is a revision of the origi

Appears to be the 1913 edition, which is a revision of the original 1828 version, although neither B&R Samizdaz nor SMASHWORDS admits that. Why have they refused to be more helpfully specific about the edition and publication date? What are they afraid of?

This is...
Appears to be the 1913 edition, which is a revision of the original 1828 version, although neither B&R Samizdaz nor SMASHWORDS admits that. Why have they refused to be more helpfully specific about the edition and publication date? What are they afraid of?

This is a helpful Nook book dictionary if you use it for its strengths and are not in a hurry. 2,000+ print pages has somehow been transformed into 34,528 Nook pages, which take up to 15 seconds to load after selected from the Nook Library listing. Then the Find search can take 80 seconds or more to produce a list of pages where the word you're looking for appears. Going to specific pages, by way of either the slider or a page number, takes less than 5 seconds. Compare that with getting up to walk over to a copy of the big printed edition and looking up a word in that. And this small Nook edition takes little effort to lift and turns its pages, and its much bigger digital printing (which I have it set for) is very easy to read. Maybe the long search delays can help slow one down to the pace of life a century or more ago.

This 1913 edition dictionary can't be expected to include words that first appeared after 1913, but it might be better than later dictionaries for words in publications from its era -- like 19th century American and Canadian fiction -- when it was probably the most referred to American dictionary.

As with my many other dictionaries I also enjoy just browsing in it and discovering word uses that I didn't known enough about to look for specifically. I could write pages about the interesting information I've found in it, including of course reflections of its biases (for example, see its definition for "freethinking" and then for "undue").

posted by readerwalker on March 22, 2012

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44 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

Not worth it even if it were free !!!!!

There is no search function. All the index has is alphabets and when one clicks on them, it takes you to the cover. So if you wanted to look for a word, keep flipping pages until you reach the word. Total waste of time and money.

posted by Kirtee on November 23, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Question if

    U cant even search for things could u just not know how id love to get a dictionary on here but i dont want to spend money if it isnt worth while if u have an answer please respond to mimions!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Dictionary

    U cant even search for words only read but its aight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    R

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    Good dictionary bought by me

    Honestly I love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Uhhh.... :-() :-/ :() #$%&*@##$@$$

    @$$ #%&$@#$%;()

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Really hard to find the right word...but still workable.

    I got the sample, and one of the first things I noticed was the bad navigation. It is not easy to find a word...but if you have time, then this dictionary is for you. Not really suitable for school...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    takes to long to find anything

    this book has everything u can think of! but the only draw back is it takes you forever to find one word in it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Took forever to find anything

    Took forever to find anything

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Good for looking up words that are not in the books on your nook

    Easy to find the right page for the letter you are looking for, but then it gets difficult. It seemes the easiest way to find a word is typing into the search tab, but even then it takes a very long time to load.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Argh

    I TAKES SO LONG TO LOAD!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Okay but needs work

    Please make the definitions and words more distinct. Then I'll give it 5 stars. Thanks!

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Titlr solution

    If you can't see anything but the cover, go to the contents and choose a page. This worked with a different book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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