Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

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With over fifty years of experience in dictionary publishing behind it, Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is the most definitive single-volume reference of the English language available. This modern dictionary offers an exhaustive, traditional study of the language, while ...

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Overview

“Look no further!”–Booklist

The Best and Most Affordable Unabridged Dictionary Available Today–Only from Random House Webster’s

With over fifty years of experience in dictionary publishing behind it, Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is the most definitive single-volume reference of the English language available. This modern dictionary offers an exhaustive, traditional study of the language, while covering the latest, most important developments–ahead of any other dictionary.

The Random House Webster’s Dictionary is designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of today’s students and scholars, who may study ancient documents one hour and surf the Internet the next; of professional writers, who craft poems or write articles for technical journals; of businesspeople, who need to communicate clearly; and–above all–the needs of word lovers.

In addition to standard and specialized vocabulary, this extensive volume contains a wide variety of up-to-date, authoritative information. The Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is a unique general reference volume for the office, the school, and the entire family.

Important Features Include:
·A New-Words Section in the front of the book with over 1,100 important words and meanings–words such as broadband, urban legend, Disneyfy, and smoothie.
·Over 315,000 entries
·1,500 updated definitions and entries
·2,400 illustrations and spot maps
·Scholarly, up-to-date etymologies, including dates to show when terms entered the language, and showing clearly labeled Americanisms
·Entries for important and famous people; places and historical events; major works of literature, music, and art; names and abbreviations of academic, governmental, social, and fraternal organizations; popular given names; common abbreviations; and foreign terms

More important features include:
·Entries and definitions for current place names, reflecting recent political and geographical changes worldwide
·Coverage of major British, Canadian, and Australian terms
·Over 750,000 example phrases and sentences to show how words are used in context
·Metric equivalents for weight, volume, height, distance, etc., included in definitions and captions
·Endangered species identified
·Comprehensive supplementary notes at many entries, discussing:
-usage problems
-pronunciation questions
-distinctions among synonyms
-regional variations and dialects
·Valuable supplements in the front and back of the dictionary, including:
-synonyms
-antonyms
-words formed from common prefixes
-“Sound-Spelling Correspondences in English”
-“Basic Manual of Style”
-“Words Commonly Confused”

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A word to the wise: Everyone needs a good dictionary. Random House Webster's unabridged edition is a great value with more than 300,000 entries and thousands of illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375425998
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/12/2005
  • Edition description: Revised Large Print
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 2256
  • Sales rank: 102,609
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.35 (h) x 3.00 (d)

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  • Posted March 10, 2009

    Excellent Alternative to the OED

    As a writer, I've always wanted the slipcased edition of the Oxford English Dictionary with the magnifying glass. But since the OED is pretty pricey, I began looking for a good unabridged dictionary. A writing instructor I admire recommended this edition of the Random House Webster's Unabridged, and I've been nothing but delighted with the purchase. As an example of its depth, I was working on a piece about desert flora and fauna and had lost the exact spelling of the name of a particular bird. There on page 1575 was "pyrrhuloxia." In addition, the word origins are particularly useful to me. When a word origin dovetails with the meaning I'm trying to convey, I know I've chosen le mot juste. I highly recommend this affordable, authoritative dictionary.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2005

    Not New

    This is merely an older edition repackaged in a new cover. There is no new copyright date, and if you look up a new word such as 'blog' it is not present.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2005

    This is the best dictionary on the market

    This book is absolutely amazing. It contains every single word in the english language and its origins. It also contains many words in other languages. It includes tons of other handy information: foreign alphabets, such as Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Greek, flags of every country, a Spanish-English,French-English, Italian-English dictionary, lists of every college in North America, maps and various other bits of info and trivia. It's a phenomenal resource, a dictionary, encyclopedia and atlas rolled into one. I have used it to prepare presentations for work, my kids have used it for papers and projects. Whatever you need, it's in there!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2009

    Random House Webster's Unabridged dictionary

    An excellent dictionary. Everything I wanted (except for the fine print). Sometimes I would have preferred a little larger book with larger print due to my aging eyes, but with readers, I find this dictionary a pleasure to just pick up and read a page or two at random. I often glance at it, then say what letter do I want to start with today? Then read through that page for new meanings and new words. A great comprehensive work. PaulRN, a perpetual student and care giver.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    THIS IS THE BEST DICTIONARY I HAVE OWNED...

    I HAVE HAD SOME OF THE LARGEST DICTIONARIES IN MY LIFE BUT THIS ONE IS PROBABLY THE EASIEST TO USE **NOT COUNTING DIGITAL DICTIONARIES** AND THE MOST DETAILED...I LOVE IT!!! MY WHOLE FAMILY USES IT...AND LET ME TELL YOU, WE STARTED PLAYING SCRABLE EVERY WEEK BECAUSE OF IT AND WE ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF IT...I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS...IT'S THE BEST THERE IS!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2010

    BIG BOOK

    This book is a dictionary and replaces the very old one I had since college over 30 years ago. My only complaint is that the book is so heavy. However,I wanted one with the most available words and that's what I got.I've found that the smaller paperback dictionaries are extremely limited and were not meeting my needs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    Five star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This a great dictionary for almost everything. Spelling bees, games, activities, college papers, school essays & progects, etc., etc., etc.!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    I like this dictionary

    Websters is just fine for in depth word explorations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    At last a REAL BIG dictionary

    You will find the word you're looking for plus you'll get detailed info on word origin and extensive definitions. Good for word-lovers!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    Best of all software dictionaries

    Easy to use, yet thorough and feature-loaded. Placing an icon for this dictionary in your task bar makes it available just about anytime, during most programs, on- or offline.

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