Webster's Unabridged Dictionary: Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (improved March 2012) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The classic reference work, in an edition first published before 1923. As a Word document, the file is over 14,000 pages long. We have added over 6,000 links to help you navigate to the word you want. (Searching for a word would take you to any instance of that word in definitions, not the word you want defined). With this version, you click on the first letter, then the first two letters, then on the word that's closest to to the one you want (like the guide words at the heads ...
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary: Vintage Pre-1923 Edition (improved March 2012)

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Overview

The classic reference work, in an edition first published before 1923. As a Word document, the file is over 14,000 pages long. We have added over 6,000 links to help you navigate to the word you want. (Searching for a word would take you to any instance of that word in definitions, not the word you want defined). With this version, you click on the first letter, then the first two letters, then on the word that's closest to to the one you want (like the guide words at the heads of pages in a printed dictionary).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455427444
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 4/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 155,413
  • File size: 41 MB
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  • Posted November 23, 2011

    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.

    41 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Old days!

    You have to flip pages to look for a word! If you use dictionary book, it would be faster! No search function!!

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Hard to use

    Cannot browse word easily

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    HOW SAD

    This is so unfortunate. It is impossible to navigate your way around this dictionary. I have this dictionary in hard back and absolutely love it when wanting to know the original meaning of word. I am finding that we are "watering" down the meaning of words, or just changing the meanings completely. So sad. Although the printed version of this is awesome the nook version is completely useless.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    Needs to have a good search system for looking up words

    All you can do is goto the content page and select a letter to go to, then you must flip the pages to find a word. Using the search finds every time that word is used including in other definations, klnd of fustrating and time consuming. And yes I can not spell thats why I want it.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2011

    Junk

    It takes forevee!!!!! To find a single word. I mean how much more pointless can this get.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2011

    Waste of money.

    Sure isn't what I call a dictionary.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Hello

    This is acctually easier than it looks((; i rhought it would have been alot harder. Hopefully can find a better one((;

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    This is terrible Boooooooo This is trash

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Excuse me!!""""""

    This iis just the tital nothing else all it does is let you look at the cover!!!! What a waist of 99 cents!

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    DO NOT BUY! THERE IS NOT WAY TO LOOK UP A WORD OTHER THAN PAGE

    DO NOT BUY! THERE IS NOT WAY TO LOOK UP A WORD OTHER THAN PAGE THROUGH 14,000 PAGES. THIS IS A FRAUD!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    J

    Sucked

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Terrible

    I can not search up words as I had hoped. It is also very jumbled up. Do not buy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    P.U!!!!!!

    Wish i could entr nil rating

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    If i could enter a goose egg, i would

    What were these people thinking? I could go to my old websters book and have an answer almost immediately, am i missing something?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Get the sample first

    If u arent satisfied dont get the full version
    By the way the sample is almost 1500 pages long

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Not so good.

    Functional, barely. Keep looking.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    HA!!!!!

    U hav a dictionary on r nook!!!!! Press on a word until it highlights. Take ur finger off. Something shuld pop up at the bottom. Hit "look up". ABRACADABRA!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE ME LATER, CHOWCHOW. SUE MY LAWYER. --Sam from scarlet letter

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    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 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").

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    It is an urban IT Is slnang dont buy

    All of the words are slang, it is a waste of money. You should go buy a candy bar insread of this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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