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Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

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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, tradi
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Hardcover, Second Edition, 2256 pages
Published July 12th 2005 by Random House Reference (first published August 12th 1987)
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Tonya Saylor
Random House Webster's unabridged dictionary with CD-Rom. (2006). New York: Random House.

Citation by: Tonya Saylor

Type of Reference: Dictionary

Call Number: Ref 423

Content/Scope: This dictionary contains over 315,000 entries, and more definitions per word than other leading dictionaries. Over 75,000 example phrases and sentences to demonstrate how words are used in context- 2,400 illustrations and spot maps- Scholarly etymologies show when a term entered the language. The dictionary also explain
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Jeff Beland
Don't waste your money. My wife got me this dictionary on my first birthday that she knew me. I think she paid something like $90 for it brand new. she got upset when I bought a old Webster's printed in 1954 from a thrift shop for $4. the old Webster's is about half again the size. you would think that all unabridged dictionaries would be about the same size or that newer ones would be larger seeing how words are constantly being added to the English language, but the opposite seems to be true. ...more
Chris
Dec 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mean, yes, it's a dictionary. So I'm not really reading it, though I can't say I've read it. But everyone should have one, right? They really are fun to peruse every now and then. And this is the one I recommend.
LauraW
Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Well, technically, I haven't read this whole book, but it certainly does come in handy during Scrabble games. Since we like to learn new words, we bend the rules a bit and allow look-ups, provided that we share the definition.
James
Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference, writing
I always keep this one next to the computer when I'm working on a writing project, along with the thesaurus - an authoritative reference that has helped me avoid some mistakes that would have been embarrassing.
Theshiney
Feb 28, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i have yet to find another book with my two favorite words: callipygian and defenestrate.
Laura
Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An unabridged dictionary is a must in every household. I got this book for my HS graduation and I think it's awesome.
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