Webster's Third New International Dictionary / Edition 3

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The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary available! Over 476,000 entries, including an expanded and updated Addenda Section of new words and meanings. Also includes a complimentary one-year subscription to Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com.
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**** The core of W3, originally published in 1961 (and cited in BCL3, Sheehy, and Walford), needs little reintroduction, its essential daily use in a wide variety of settings assuring comfortable familiarity. The present 1993 printing includes an addenda section that is bound into the front of the volume, and consists of approximately 14,000 new words and meanings that have entered the language since the original publication. Users who haven't worn out their copies of previous printings can order the addenda section through the publisher for $5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877792017
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 2816
  • Sales rank: 82,273
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 13.50 (h) x 4.00 (d)

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  • Posted August 4, 2014

    An absolutely amazing work! For so many years the Merriam-Webst

    An absolutely amazing work! For so many years the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary was my workhorse and constant companion. As happens so very often, while looking up one word I will stumble upon another word whose meaning I didn't know. While reading the definition of this word I make the acquaintance of another new friend (word), and so it goes ad infinitum. The Merriam Webster Unabridged Dictionary provides me with a storehouse full of new friends! Where else can anyone find this many new friends for less than $100?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2000

    Simply Outstanding in Depth and Breadth

    As a mainstay for the English language in most libraries across the U.S., this comprehensive volume is an eminently readable and superlative work of reference for the serious scholar and inquisitive student alike. Its relatively modest history is the closest comparable reference available, with respect to the OED. Buy it, use it, take delight in its heft and comprehensive survey of the American English language. Most American scholars regard it as THE unabridged.

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  • Posted November 18, 2014

    I can't rate it. I am in the process of orderin it. Haven't seen

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