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The Official SCRABBLE ® Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition
     

The Official SCRABBLE ® Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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by Merriam-Webster
 

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Fully revised edition! An inexpensive edition of the book SCRABBLE® players call their bible. Ideal for recreational and school play. More than 100,000 playable two- to eight- letter words including 4,000 new entries. Includes variant spellings. Endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association.

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Fully revised edition! An inexpensive edition of the book SCRABBLE® players call their bible. Ideal for recreational and school play. More than 100,000 playable two- to eight- letter words including 4,000 new entries. Includes variant spellings. Endorsed by the National SCRABBLE® Association.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877799290
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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The Official SCRABBLE ® Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Serea More than 1 year ago
This book is not just for Scrabble players. This is a great buy if you do crossword puzzles of any sort. Its great because it also doubles as a dictionary. So even if you want to expand on your vocabulary its a great buy. It makes a great gift for a student, a friend or family member who playes the game, and those that want to learn.
LouieTheCat More than 1 year ago
We use it for our nightly games of Scrabble as well as Upwords. We've found that it has many new words than are not in our earlier version. My husband used the word "zep", thinking it referred to a zeppelin. We learned that it is a long sandwich.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We already had a book listing acceptable Scrabble words. But on ocassion we wanted to know the meaning of these often obscure words, especially the 2 letter ones, that are seldom used in polite conversation. Our need for "meaning" reached the threshold for purchase after a long debate over the validity of the recently added 2 letter word "qi", the eastern philosopy term for the essential life force, previously spelled "chi" as in "tai chi". Having now used the book several times, it has been fascinating to learn the accepted meaning of these words.
annabat More than 1 year ago
When I saw my sister using a dictionary dated 1978, I purchased the Scrabble dictionary for both of us. It's amazing the words included and are usable for this game. There are words I would not have expected and many which could assist with a winning score. The high point letters are a must read as there are a few surprise words. No one should use an outdated dictionary for this game!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I kept arguing over which words were usable in a scrabble game. Now, we just look them up in the Official Scrabble Dictionary!
Official-Reader More than 1 year ago
This new Scribble Scrabble Dictionary will settle problems you have while playing Scabble, like deciding if a word is a word or not. It will make sure you play by the rules. Handy Tips:It was made in 2005, so not all that new, ya know? But 1 last thing, Merriam Webster is the BOMB!!! I have the dictionary.
FlamingoMN More than 1 year ago
If your family plays Scrabble, then you are familiar with the Challenge rules and how binding they are. One of the rules is that "everyone" must agree on the dictionary to use in the Challenge. Now that we have the "Official Scrabble Dictionary" to play with, we know what slang is in, what is out, what prefixes are real words, and how do you really spell that word,and on and on and on. Quit arguing! Look it up already! Look up those challenged words and expand your vocabulary when you find out they are real words, but mean something else. I'd much rather expand my vocabulary, than have useless arguments about what is or is not slang. The book is endorsed by the National Scrabble Association and that makes it even better and is by Meerriam-Webster. How can that get any better. Everyone who buys a dictionary knows Merriam-Webster. So, as I say, end ALL debates.
Gina_J More than 1 year ago
I never knew there were so many words that I did not know. I use it all the time.
davidisaacson More than 1 year ago
This book is very useful for avid Scrabble players and for people who don't want much detail in definitions of words. but for those who love words for themselves, this book disappoints. If you ignore the rule that says only words in this dictionary count in a Scrabble game, you'll offend the game's purists but have more fun looking up words in a standard dictionary, or better yet, a number of standard and maybe not so standard dictionaries. If discussing word meanings, origins, and uses is part of the fun of a game of Scrabble for you, this is only a baby dictionary, a list with only thumbnail definitions, not a word treasure horde the way the Websters' Unabridged Dictionaries and Oxford English Dictionary function. David Isaacson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book makes playing so much fun! Iam enjoying finding words I didn't know existed.
ncsginger More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this Scrabble Dictionary to any level players of Scrabble! The dictionary has also come in handy for crossword puzzle games as well! The only drawbacks the dictionary has is it doesn't list any words possible over 7 letters, that isn't worth loosing a star over! It's truly a minimal investment for several word choices at your fingertips! So enjoy, and don't hesitate to purchase this helpful little aid for playing Scrabble! :)
MollyGirl49 More than 1 year ago
I haven't used it much. My nook tablet app for Words With Friends does not work after an update on November 3rd. I bought this to use with that app. When I buy a new Kindle Fire, I will use it for that. I can't believe Barnes & Noble still is selling this app which does not work and the description is totally wrong... NO portrait mode, shame on Barnes &Noble. I did give 3 stars without using it.... fix WORDS WITH FRIENDS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any time you play Scrabble, the Official Scrabble Dictionary is a must for all players. You learn words that you never thought existed. Great learning tool for anyone.
molly00000 More than 1 year ago
i would order from barnes an noble again. very good service.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I sure hope this edition has the word "privilege" in it - the 3rd edition did not!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary is a must-have for anyone who plays Scrabble on a regular basis. Handy paperback size (fits in the game box) keeps it accessible. Words are clearly organized in alphabetical order; pronunciations and definitions are included for additional illumination. A great way to figure out how to combine that odd assortment of letters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoying this purchase
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RobMatt More than 1 year ago
Will end arguments and start them. A great book to have while playing a great game!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very helpful and also gives short definition
steelergirl More than 1 year ago
We use this every time we play Scrabble. I wish it was a bit larger so that the book could be thin enough to keep in the Scrabble box. I also wish it had larger or bold print. But it does the job.
LeftCoastRed More than 1 year ago
I can't tell you how often my husband and I have looked up common words and they aren't in there, which means the word can't be played. One such word is 'carie', which means a tooth cavety. While we can use the Websters dictionary as well we'd hoped to be able to carry just one book when we travel with our game. We are very dissapointed in this dictionary.