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Works by Merriam-Webster

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (1672) 1,846 copies
The Merriam-Webster Thesaurus (1989) 1,573 copies
Webster's Dictionary (1972) 539 copies
Webster's Instant Word Guide (1972) 193 copies
Webster's New Dictionary (1984) 166 copies
Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (1963) 109 copies
Picturesque Word Origins (1933) 78 copies
Webster's Medical Speller (1975) 56 copies
Webster's Sports Dictionary (1976) 46 copies
Webster's Punctuation Guide (2006) 35 copies
Deluxe Dictionary (1998) 27 copies
Webster' Dictionary (1997) 17 copies
Webster's New World Speller (1980) 16 copies
Webster's First Phonics (2002) 10 copies
Webster's Legal Dictionary (1996) 10 copies
Book of Common Phrases (1999) 10 copies
English Thesaurus (2002) 6 copies
New Websters Thesaurus (1993) 4 copies
Livemocha Active French (2011) 3 copies
Websters Desk Reference (2008) 2 copies
Livemocha Active Italian (2011) 2 copies
Home Medical Dictionary (1988) 2 copies
Compton's Dictionary (2001) 1 copy
666920859618 (2003) 1 copy
New Explorer 1 copy

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Merriam-Webster Inc.
Birthdate
1831
Gender
n/a
Country (for map)
USA
Birthplace
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Places of residence
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Basic dictionary and thesaurus.
 
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Gmomaj | Jan 15, 2024 |
Sometimes I've needed a rhyming dictionary..when I'e been writing some doggerel words to a well known piece of music, or ...very occasionally, a poem. But years since I wrote a poem. So, as I write this review, I'm starting to think.."Why did I buy this book?...do I really need it?". And, I guess I probably don't need it...but then it was $1 at a charity book sale...so kind of irresistible. And, maybe someday i will refer to it. Just knowing that I have a rhyming dictionary gives me a sense of power. All I have to do is to be able to find it when I need it. (And that is always easier said than done). I've just given it a quick try. I have the word "Submission" sitting in front of me. So tried "sion"...and got freon, neon...not really what I need. So tried "ion" and got a range of possible sounds including "eon"and "ean" but nothing that rhymes all that well with "mission". I looked for something that would rhyme with "shun" ..but had to settle for "un".....and it came up with the rhyming but unlikely "Balzacian". I realised just through this simple example that the English pronunciation of a word like Mission can vary considerably .....even within the Australian vernacular...let along American and southern or northern English. Still a useful regference book for $1. Who's to complain. I give it three stars.… (more)
 
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booktsunami | Dec 16, 2023 |
"A comprehensive source of geographical, economic, historical, and political information. Over 54,000 entries and 250 maps. Includes information on continents, countries, regions, cities, historical sites, and natural features. Provides pronunciations and variant spellings."
 
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phoovermt | 1 other review | May 3, 2023 |
It's standing the test of time. I've had it since I was a kid. I tried buying a newer dictionary--Oxford--and quickly discovered how consistently I couldn't find a word in that book but it was in this one. So I continue to read with my chosen book in my hands and this dictionary (if I'm away from the computer, which I do intentionally) sitting next to me.
 
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