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1. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary,
2. American Dictionary of the English
3. Pictorial Webster's: A Visual
4. Third New International Dictionary
5. Webster's New World College Dictionary,
6. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
7. Webster's New College Dictionary,
8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and
9. Webster's New World Student's
10. Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
11. Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
12. Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's
13. Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation
14. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
15. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and
16. New American Webster Handy College
17. Dear Enemy
18. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
19. Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary
20. Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary

1. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition thumb-notched with Win/Mac CD-ROM and Online Subscription
by Merriam-Webster
Hardcover: 1664 Pages (2008-04-23)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$12.34
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Asin: 0877798095
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Fully revised print content. Features more than 225,000 definitions, 700 illustrations and more than 10,000 new words. Special sections including a Handbook of Style. Includes easy-to-install Windows®/Mac® CD-ROM and free, one-year subscriptions to the new collegiate website. Thumb-notched hardcover edition with jacket. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (196)

1-0 out of 5 stars Dictionary
the type was so small, that you can't even read it without a magnifying glass.I wont' be able to use it and I'm not THAT old.

3-0 out of 5 stars wrong pronunciation found
Entry 'fire' has wrong pronunciation in this 11th edition. Then how many mistakes are in this book? What does 11th edition mean? They let me be away from the book. I really await the 12th edition with those worries off.

4-0 out of 5 stars It's a great dictionary, but
As always, Merriam-Webster dictionaries are good; they are what they are and anybody ordering one should know exactly what to expect. Contents are five star for the price - this isn't the OED. The reason for the one star deduction is that the open side page ends are solid. There is no indication where, say, the "M"'s or "Q"'s start. One must leaf through the pages and look at the headings. If I had known about this fact, I would have ordered a more expensive version.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
The perfect dictionary. I've wanted one of these for a very long time. Finally sprung for it. Money well-spent.

Once it was ordered,I didn't have to wait long for it to arrive.

5-0 out of 5 stars It suits my needs
I am so glad this dictionary is not awash with pictures of politicians and entertainers.There are many such people, living or deceased, that I dislike intensely and for good reason.Therefore, I do not appreciate having their faces being flashed in my face when looking up a totally unrelated word. The distraction can derail a good mood or muddle my concentration. ... Read more

2. American Dictionary of the English Language (1828 Facsimile Edition)
by Noah Webster
Hardcover: Pages (1967-06-01)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$53.00
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Asin: 091249803X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This 1828 facsimile reprint of the first American Dictionary documents the quality of Biblical education which raised up American statesmen capable of forming our Constitutional Republic. Webster traced roots in twenty-six languages, and gives examples from classical literature and the Bible. Comprehensive introductions are presented for language and grammar. It has been described by one Christian scholar as "the greatest reprint of the twentieth century." The added biography by Rosalie Slater, "Noah Webster, Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education," describes his contribution to many fields and records his conversion to Christ. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars ** Awesome! **
If you are trying to be a writer or aspiring to be one, you must have this dictionary in your library! Noah Webster is to the English lexicon as the founding fathers are to America. Aside from his faith base, He is a genuine scholar, and you need not be a Christian to appreciate the succinct and poetic accuracyof his definitions. This lexicon sets the precedent in which all subsequent dictionaries are judged, and they do fall short in comparison. One outstanding feature I, being a student of linguistics, love is his use of Hebrew, Greek,and Aramaic in their original characters when tracing the etymology of words. Transliterations are an impediment to the expediency of learning. This American icon mastered over ten languages! It is no wonder why the Merriam-Webster series, by maintaining to some degree his model, are so successful. I cannot give this lexicon enough stars. today's dictionaries are watered down and, in his words, "demoralized" in its integrity. Also, he uses example sentences from some of the great literary icons in American history. This book should be the foundation of your library of lexicons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Needed in Each Home!
I used one of these years ago, and finally decided I needed it in my home with my children as they grow and learn. My dictionary had a flyer in it that showed the difference between what words were defined before and what they are today. Amazing! What a confirmation for the need I've felt to gain a deeper understanding of words, what they mean, and how to use them properly. Thanks for quick service and great condition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
The book was a lot larger than I thought it would be. The book is helpful in my Bible stude

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldnt do with out it.
Not only is the quality superb, the content is amazing!I am not sure how I went so long as a writer without this dictionary. This is a definite need for anyway looking to learn the true meaning of words, especially words that you will no longer finger in modern dictionaries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Superb! Great review by Tepi also!
Once upon a time in America we had thinking
people who were given classical education,
not 'ed-ju-mahkasion'. No ebonics in here.
Just the real words used by real people!

This should be a must read;study;education
for every family brave enough and smart
enough to home school! I highly recommend

Revisionist Rich Salzer,
Historical Review Library,
United States(but for how long?)of America, 2010 A.D. ... Read more

3. Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
by John M. Carrera
Hardcover: 512 Pages (2009-07-29)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$19.37
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Asin: 0811867188
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Stunning work of art
This is an amazing book! A stunning work of art? To me, it's a representation of creative genius. Five stars easily. I'd give it six if I could. This is better than a course in American and world history, and ten times as interesting! An exceptional gift for the person who thinks they have seen it all, thinks they know it all, or someone who wants to see it all. The design of the book also fuels the deeper content by forcing the images on the small pages to engage in dialogue. For that alone this would be an incredible achievement. The world class engravings from the original Webster plates are incredible. Thousands of the best engravings ever produced.

3-0 out of 5 stars huh?
A friend of mine gave this to me as a birthday present.I admit it's kind of interesting to look through all the pictures, but I just don't quite get it.It's pretty much in alphabetical order, why would anyone "create stories that explain whole pages and perhaps even inspire some to derive unifying threads that might...enable a narration of the entire book."The author continues, "The design of the book also fuels the deeper content by forcing the images on the small pages to engage in dialogue."Ummmm.Is it a dictionary or an incredibly strange work of art?I can't really answer that, but I CAN say that it is NOT a dictionary, despite the title.The picture for "dextrorse" looked to me like a picture of a morning glory vine, so I thought it was another name for it.I decided to get out my trusty Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, and it had a very similar picture, WITH a definition:"toward the right...in botany, twining upwardto the right" and the caption on the picture said "DEXTRORSE VINE (of morning-glory)."AHA!Now I get it.So don't expect to understand what a word in this so-called dictionary actually means.Maybe it is a work of art, albeit one I could not appreciate as such.Nevertheless, I DID find it interesting to look through.

5-0 out of 5 stars A visual dictionary of curiosities
This book is fantastic.There are all kinds of images and reference to pull from.I am very happy with my purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story behind the book
There's a fascinating story behind the Pictoral Websters.Check out this video by John Carrera, the author, demonstrating the printing process for the deluxe hand-made edition:[...]

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This is an amazing, amazing book!It's almost indescribable. A book?A puzzle? a stunning work of art?To me, it's a representation of creative genius.Five stars easily.I'd give it six if I could.

The placement of the printed engravings is not just an encyclopedic representation of the best engravings of western European/American science and history. For that alone this would be an incredible achievement. The world class engravings from the original Webster plates are incredible.Thousands of the best engravings ever produced.

The book also attempts to reach the subconscious of the reader, and by the ironic, poignant, whimsical and sometimes tragic placement of the engravings, succeeds in stunning fashion. One embarks on a historical and personal journey by perusing these pages. I could see where ideas came from, how explorers were figuring out the world as they discovered it, and the seeds for present triumphs and future catastrophes. The creative juxtaposition of the engravings, which are reproduced with exceptional clarity, ripple through the place where dreams and visions are made, stirring the creative spirit.

This is better than a course in American and world history, and ten times as interesting!An exceptional gift for the person who thinks they have seen it all, thinks they know it all, or someone who wants to see it all, because, literally, from Aardvark, Abitis to Yeti, it's all there.

Fun, enchanting, serious, and most of all inspiring to the creative genius within. Check out the videos on the net, Musical References in Pictorial Webster's, and The Making of Pictorial Webster's.Both are a hoot.
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4. Third New International Dictionary of the English Language
by Webster's
Hardcover: 2816 Pages (2002-06)
list price: US$129.00 -- used & new: US$64.99
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Asin: 0877792011
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, is the largest, most comprehensive American dictionary available, containing over 472,000 entries,14,000 new words in a special Addenda Section, 3,000 illustrations, and 140,000 etymologies describing word origins. Boxed hardcover, buckram binding, thumb-notched.Amazon.com Review
If big is better, the unabridged Webster's Third NewInternational Dictionary is among the best. Weighing 12.5 poundsand measuring 4 inches thick, its 2,662 pages define more than 450,000words spanning "a" to "zyzzogeton," includingwords ("disselboom" for instance) not found in otherdictionaries, plus clear definitions, comprehensive etymologies,interesting asides, literary usage quotes, and a comfortabletypeface. More than 150 years of accumulated scholarship helpedcollect the 10,000,000 usage examples that accurately providedefinitions, and $3,500,000 went into producing this impressivevolume. With Webster's Third you get a lot of dictionary foryour money. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (86)

3-0 out of 5 stars Exhaustive in 1961 - 50 years out of date.
I bought this dictionary because my collage courses were using words which weren't in my (Webster's) collegiate dictionary - and it has been great for what I bought it for.

It is not nearly up to date.It was published in 1961, and the next edition (W4) is a current project started in 2008 (according to Wikipedia).There are many words which you just won't find in it because they are new or technical. For an "exhaustive" dictionary, this is inexcusable.BTW: You won't find many of those missing words in the Addenda section in the front.

5-0 out of 5 stars "The" Dictionary
This is the premier Dictionary for attorneys because the U.S. Supreme Court has cited this Dictionary more than any other.Plus, it is comprehensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars such a tool!
it helps me to understand some weird words scholars do employ in their articles in the fields of archaeology and egyptology, I'm fond of, before translating them (articles, not scholars) into french .
though I must look elsewhere, for articles are very technical, and numbers of terms don't appear.
bis repetita

5-0 out of 5 stars The Only Dictionary You'll Ever Need
I own the OED. I own the Random House Unabridged. I own several collegiate dictionaries. I own the Franklin MW collegiate dictionary.

And I owned this dictionary. Then sold it. Why?

Because I thought I could do without it. But I cannot. Why?

Because the W3 is a most singular dictionary. It does not have proper names, so when compared to the Random House Unabridged, it looks scholarly. But it is readable and compact, so when compared to the OED (compact) it is easily read without a magnifying glass.

If you must had ONE dictionary in the house, and are torn between the OED and Random House Unabridged (the only contenders!) then you MUST choose the W3!It has only words (about 450,000) and it, combined with a good thesaurus (Synonym Finder by Rodale, e.g.) are the only 2 volumes you need on your desk, as you compose your treatises, letters, theses with pen and ink.

But if you are at a laptop composing your novel or treatise, I daresay that such a volume might seem unwieldy, in light of online dictionary/ thesaurusesaround.

But if you're like me, you WANT the PAPER! And W3 delivers, as perhaps the only alternative to a volume you might choose to have if you were deserted on an island.That question, in itself, is interesting (" What book would you choose to be stranded withon a desert isle").I'd have to answer the OED. But since that is technically not ONE book, I'd have to say the W3!.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dictionary
This dictionary software is adequate.I do a lot of reading while traveling and I frequently need access to an unabridged dictionary.It works fairly well and I leave it up on my laptop while reading a book.I have found some words where the word itself is used as the definition for that word.To my understanding that is a NO-NO for a dictionary, however, I did not find any competing unabridged dictionary software. ... Read more

5. Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition (Book with CD-ROM)
Hardcover: 1736 Pages (2004-05-07)
list price: US$26.95 -- used & new: US$13.48
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Asin: 0764571257
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.


  • Up-to-Date Entries
    Nearly 7,500 new entries reflecting changes in technology, society, world politics, and more.
  • Detailed Illustrations
    Over 850 drawings, photographs, and maps.
  • Extensive Reference Information
    Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation.
  • Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries
    The people and places that shape our world. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find.
  • Full-Color Atlas of the World
    Detailed and up-to-date maps of the continents and countries of our world.
  • Notes, Examples, and Synonyms
    The help you need to choose words precisely and avoid usage pitfalls.
  • The Definitive Guide to American English
    More than 12,000 unique Americanisms--more than any other college dictionary.


  • Sophisticated Word Search
    Search for words or combinations of words. Display definitions, synonyms, or both. Find related words quickly.
  • Instant Word Help
    Point to any word on the computer screen and bring up a definition--immediately.
  • Expanded Spell-Checking
    Add thousands of new words to your spell-checker to enhance its usefulness and speed. The only electronic dictionary that displays definitions while spell-checking.
Amazon.com Review
Is "legislator" pronounced with an "er" sound at the end or an"or"? Is the Jewish festival of lights spelled "Chanukah," "Hanuka,"or "Hanukkah"? With Webster's New World College Dictionary,which promises to describe rather than prescribe, you can take yourpick. The dictionary includes more than 150,000 entries, includingbrief biographical and geographical notes and useful drawings anddiagrams (depictions of four kinds of buoys, for example). The guideto pronunciation and symbols is given on every other page, handy forthose who don't like to refer to the inside cover each time theyforget how to pronounce the sound of the schwa (of course, the guideson the inside and front covers are more extensive). Starred wordsrefer to Americanisms, which number more than 11,000, such as"hornswoggle" and "Hopi" and "kitchenette." The definitions themselvesare clear and simple and seldom have you scurrying to another page fora definition of the definition. Easy to use and understand,Webster's New World College Dictionary is a fine addition toany high school or college student's desk set. --Rebecca A.Staffel ... Read more

Customer Reviews (64)

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Dictionary
Delighted with format -- easy to use -- convenient to find all classifications rolled into one body of information -- no more leafing through sections to find geographic, historical, biographical etc. data.

5-0 out of 5 stars Value and Convenient
I did not think that I would ever buy a physical dictionary again, but returning to college has prompted this purchase. I love the convenience, not having to turn on my computer every time I want to look up the spelling or definition of a word. The price was also incredible. It does come with the entire dictionary on CD-ROM, which includes a thesaurus as well. An excellent value!

4-0 out of 5 stars Some Surprises
Back when I was poring through various dictionary reviews on Amazon to finally replace my ancient, inadequate paperback dictionary with something worthy of a modern office, I ran across a dictionary that purportedly had the Declaration of Independence in the appendix section.I thought that would be nice for my kids...but this is not that dictionary and I can't find now where I got this idea.Anyway, THIS DICTIONARY has some surprises and for all those nitpicky people out there (like me) who'd like to know ahead of time what to expect, here is what I found:

1) When your child comes to you with a homework assignment that requires them to break a word up into syllables, this dictionary will NOT help.In the foreward it says "...the syllabification of words has been revised."This dictionary focuses only on how words are properly divided when the text reaches the end of a line.Therefore you will find (as another 1-star reviewer pointed out) the word vegetable presented as "veg-eta-ble" (center dots are used instead of hyphens) though obviously this doesn't represent what most of us would call the syllables.I guess that is the problem - the editors didn't feel there was enough consensus on syllabification to include it and have assumed they will serve you better by showing how to properly break up words instead.

I was thinking perhaps the pronounciation notation could substitute for showing the syllables but I was not happy with the pronounciation information either.An example is the word "bottle" which they suggest is pronounced bot'l (they use an "a" with 2 dots over it instead of my "o", but I have no idea how to type that).I would pronounce it as bot'tle and so I disagree with the given pronounciation and am still just guessing about the syllables.The backup/pocket dictionary I bought (The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, paperback copyright 2004, based on the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition and part of the Everyday Language Reference Set) happily shows syllables and a pronounciation that makes much more sense to me.

2) This dictionary has nice paper and is thumb-indexed.I thought I would really like the thumb-indexing, however the thumb indexes are placed in the general area of the section they indicate instead of where they should be in my mind and I find this annoying.If I wish to use the thumb index to go to the reference section in the back, I end up in the W's (last word on page is "wrongfoot", how apropos!).I still have to flip through the XYZs to get to the appendices.

It's better than what I had before, and I think all the dictionaries have some issues, so I still gave this a 4-star review.I may purchase the American Heritage Dictionary at some point - the pictures look nice and I like how there seem to be many places where they discuss the history of certain words and the evolution of their uses as well as how to use the words properly in modern times.That's really why I bought an unabridged dictionary in the first place.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Dictionary
I am a word nut who constantly looks up words for both meaning and etymology and can assure anyone considering this dictionary that it is excellent. It has nearly 1,700 pages of words, and the definitions are clear and concise. It is also very comprehensive; I have looked up many words, including a good number of rare and archaic ones, and it has had all but a few. Those looking for an unabridged dictionary will be unsatisfied, but this is about as inclusive as an abridged dictionary gets - and, unlike unabridged editions, it is easily portable. Also, unlike many dictionaries, it does not rely on annoying cross references, almost always letting readers get what they need from the relevant entry. The etymologies are also far more extensive than average. Finally, in contrast to many dictionaries, there is a wealth of pictures. We get a one probably every three or four pages on average, and some pages even have three or so. These are particularly useful when they help convey the meaning of words difficult to define, but this dictionary also stands out in having actual pictures of biographical figures - indeed, in listing them.

There is also a wealth of supplementary materials. The book begins with a Foreword, an explanation of how English dictionaries are made, and guides to the dictionary and pronunciation. These are very useful, even giving a basic grammar and mechanics rundown. Various appendices also give a generous selection of geographical, demographic, monetary, numerical, scientific, literary, historical, and other data. Having all this in one place is extremely convenient and useful; this book is practically a mini encyclopedia in addition to a dictionary.

All told, anyone looking for an abridged dictionary can do no better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent dictionary
I would recommend this dictionary to everyone. I've been out of school for many years and this book helps me when I forget spelling and meaning. The CD is great and is in a plastic slot in the back of the book. The price is very low for the quality of this book. ... Read more

6. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Mass Market Paperback: 448 Pages (1994-05)
list price: US$4.99 -- used & new: US$1.98
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Asin: 0877799067
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Master the subtleties of language with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms. This useful reference goes beyond a thesaurus, explaining the fine shades of meaning that differentiate synonyms. Alphabetical arrangement of terms makes words easy to find. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Just received my order...
I just ordered this book yesterday and received it today. I am very happy with the content of synonyms and antonyms and definitions that this book has.
Perhaps this is my own fault, but I was under the impression that the used books offered were of the newest edition depicted. I received the older version. I love vintage things, so all is not lost.

5-0 out of 5 stars Happy
I have a friend from Mexico that is now living in the USA and trying to learn better English. She loves it and uses it often. And her English has been improving each day. That is good enough for me

5-0 out of 5 stars Very usefull
It is an excelent book, I bought it to improve my english knowledge and it's being usefull for me nowdays...

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful, I highly recommend to all.
I find this book extremely helpful with all of my assignments and daily tasks, as well as in assisting my children with their homework!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Merriam Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
As usual, Amazon.com has provided the service that customers have come to value and appreciate. The book came as described and in perfect condition. ... Read more

7. Webster's New College Dictionary, Third Edition
Hardcover: 1536 Pages (2008-04-25)
list price: US$25.95 -- used & new: US$15.97
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Asin: 0618953159
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, Webster’s New College Dictionary includes the latest vocabulary in science, technology, medicine, contemporary culture, and much more. The definitions are clear and precise, and Feature Notes offer insightful guidance on the vocabulary of American English.
 This updated edition of the popular family-friendly dictionary, with a fresh and contemporary new look that sets it apart from other Webster’s dictionaries, features more than 250 new words, such as dwarf planet, eyewall, manchego, and puggle. The biographical section has been completely revised to include scores of current political, literary, and scientific figures, such as Tim Berners-Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Nicolas Sarkozy.
Created to serve the needs of a wide range of users, including students on campus and families at home, Webster’s New College Dictionary has hundreds of notes on usage, word histories, and synonyms that shed light on our language and offer guidance on word choice. Authoritative and easy to use, this resource is a trusted companion to inquisitive minds at every stage of life.
 Webster’s New College Dictionary has everything you need in a dictionary, including: • New Words and Senses: hundreds of additions, with clearly written, concise definitions • Detailed Illustrations: hundreds of drawings that enhance definitions • Feature Notes: expert guidance on usage problems as well as extra information on synonyms and word histories to assist in finding the right word and using it correctly • Words in Context: abundant examples that show how to use words accurately •Biographical Entries: more than 8,000 notable people from all over the world and every historical era •Geographical Entries: more than 6,000 countries, cities, rivers, mountains, and other geographical areas and features, including recent political changes •Abbreviations: a listing of thousands of common abbreviations and their meanings •Charts and Tables: handy information on the major alphabets and calendars, books of the Bible, currency, chemical elements, metric conversions, and more •Style Guide: an authoritative review of the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and the use of italics, with numerous examples •Colleges and Universities: essential statistics on two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States
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Customer Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a dictionary!
It's a dictionary, what else can I say. Couldn't beat the price anywhere else online.

5-0 out of 5 stars English
I had been looking for this particular dictionary for a long time.I had used my last one until it just fell to pieces.Thank you for making this purchase affordable.

5-0 out of 5 stars verry pleased
Extremely fast delivery. Product in excellent conditioner, and just as described in catalogue.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent service
Got a quick response from vendor...Sent apology that item was out of stock.Got me a copy very quickly...A few days later sent notice. Very pleased..

4-0 out of 5 stars upgraded my office dictionary
This dictionary upgraded my office dictionary which was an old collegiate edition. This dictionary has newer words, particularly related to the internet. However, this dictionary has fewer explanations of the first use or year of a word like the collegiate edition. ... Read more

8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
by Webster
Mass Market Paperback: 1232 Pages (2006-05)
list price: US$8.99 -- used & new: US$4.85
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Asin: 0877798516
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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New title! Clear and concise word guidance featuring expansive synonym lists integrated with alphabetical dictionary entries. Includes abundant usage examples. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but lacks word origins
I ended up returning this dictionary/thesaurus because I realized it doesn't have the word origin in the definition. Although this might not be a problem for many people, it's something I absolutely require in a good dictionary. So if you need this feature, don't buy this one. Other than that flaw, it's okay.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great help for school work
I got this for my son to help him with his school work, it has been a great help to his studies. Teaching himself in jail while we clear his name with just his school books and this book he is getting a "B" in all his classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars concise and useful
This style dictionary/thesaurus offers opportunity to learn new words, expand one's vocabulary, and introduces us to new ways of further expressing ideas and thoughts with a greater array of words. It is easy and quick to useand small enough to carry. The type is small but still readable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Service
I received the dictionary/thesaurus quickly and in excellent condition! What wonderful service! Thank you! I would DEFINITELY order from them again!

4-0 out of 5 stars Merriam-webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
This is a great product. The shipment was so quick that I was unable to cancel the order just a couple of hours after being placed.
I had ordered them for a 6th grade graduation class and then found out that the principal wanted the hardback version.So now, I am stuck with 12 brand new paperback dictionaries.
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9. Webster's New World Student's Dictionary
Hardcover: 1056 Pages (1996-09-20)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$9.79
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Asin: 0028613198
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Designed for students in grades five through eight, this illustrated dictionary of the English language contains more than 50,000 definitions as well as pronunciation guides, word origins, synonyms, maps, and other features. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars It's a dictionary. Very fast service!!
I ordered several of these for my grand children for their school work. Service was excellant. Books came quickly and well packed. As far as the books go....they are dictionaries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Webster's New World Student's Dictionary
I teach a reading class and we needed dictionaries.This was a great dictionary for us. It is easy to find the words with the color coded letters.It is a great dictionary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Webster's New World Student's Dictionary
I bought my 10 year-old daughter this dictionary because the one she had didn't have all the words she had to look up and define.She also likes the letters on the edge of the page so it makes it easier for her to locate the correct letter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Webster's New World Student Dictionary
After endless searching, I found a dictionary that shows the syllables in
words. This is a must for would be poets.

4-0 out of 5 stars student dictionary
This dictionary is just the ticket for an adult language learner who's ready to move from a beginning dictionarybut needs to stay at this level for awhile before moving on to an adult dictionary.Good sized print with many colored pictures to keep a disabled learner's attention.

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10. Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
by Mary W. Cornog
Mass Market Paperback: 712 Pages (2010-05)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$4.03
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The ideal book for people who want to increase their word power. Thorough coverage of 1,200 words and 240 roots while introducing 2,300 words. The Vocabulary Builder is organized by Greek and Latin roots for effective study with nearly 250 new words and roots. Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress. A great study aid for students preparing to take standardized tests. ... Read more

11. Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Hardcover: 824 Pages (2009-01)
list price: US$17.95 -- used & new: US$10.21
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Asin: 0877796750
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An all-new edition of the essential dictionary for children grades 3-5, ages 8-11, with more than 36,000 entries. Expanded usage sentences and phrases include over 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature. Additional features include hundreds of new, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams: word history and synonym paragraphs; pronunciation paragraphs for each letter; child-friendly usage hints; and Greek and Latin word root paragraphs to aid spelling and vocabulary building. Special sections include geographical terms, signs and symbols, word roots, and a list of literary works used in the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Dictionary!
My 10 year old has been using this dictionary for six months. He likes it so much that he asked to bring it to school and keep it in his desk rather than use the dictionary provided by his school. I am now purchasing a second copy for him to use at home. The definitions are clear and the illustrations are excellent. It is rare that a word he is looking for is not in this dictionary. When that happens, we turn to the Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Dictionary. I give Merriam-Webster Dictionary products as gifts to my nieces and nephews; that's how impressed I am with their products. I'm an educator and take learning very seriously. I only want the best products and this one passed my rigorous standards. You won't be disappointed. Please note I am referring to Merriam-Webster products not Webster's.

4-0 out of 5 stars Grreat Dictionary
Book used but in good condition.Definitely, book condition is correctly described.Dictionary is constantly being used for my son's school homework.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for what my son needed.
I wanted a dictionary for my 8 year old son that was user friendly for a child of that age.I wanted clear, easy to read meanings for the words that wasn't over his head.It was exactly what I had hoped for.He loves it and prefers to use it over asking me to help him (not that I mind helping him)!!

5-0 out of 5 stars DICTIONARY

12. Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster
Hardcover: 1994 Pages (2008-09-01)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$20.99
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Asin: 0877795517
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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New title! Designed to help advance students master spoken and written English as it is actually used, this groundbreaking new dictionary provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of basic English vocabulary, grammar, and usage. Outstanding features include nearly 100,000 words and phrases, more than 160,000 usage examples, more than 22,000 idioms, verbal collocations, and commonly used phrases, and more than 1,000 original drawings-including 16 pages of full color art. Abundant supplemental information includes 25 pages of grammar. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars good
something wrong with the ship. I got it with wrinkle but it is not big deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Learn English from America's language experts
Merriam-Webster(tm) has served users of the English language over the past 160 years and now introduced a dictionary aimed specifically for learners of English as a second language. The dictionary provides coverage of both American And British English, and contains over 160,000 usage examples, demonstrating how the language is used in real life. "Our feeling throughout has been that the real heart of the dictionary is its examples."

I have found Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary to be comprehensive and absolute valuable. Combined with another advanced learner's dictionary, like that of Oxford, for example, you have a gold mine of English usage. This dictionary certainly will benefit anyone desiring to understand and use English. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth buying!
My high school purchased these dictionaries for the Special Education/struggling students and they are a great resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Large number of example sentences, and free partial download
Ease of use rivals that of the 7th edition of Oxford Advanced Learner's but word-completeness is about half as much (100K words vs 183K). This limitation is made up by its large number of well-selected example sentences/phrases - very useful for both native and foreign speakers.

The free online Mobipocket-download version of the dictionary is easy to use but unfortunately the very useful "Geographical Names" section (16 pages of place names with IPA pronunciations) is deleted from the online version. When the Mobipocket application is invoked on your PC, you can turn on a feature so that pressing the "F2" key will give you an instant small pop-up window of the word-definition of any highlighted word on your Windows screen. It's great for reading any heavy-duty online documents or web pages. I'm getting addicted to this feature! But then the Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary (7th edition) is available on Mobipocket too so maybe this F2 feature is similarly available.

If you have young children using this dictionary, try picking the paperback version instead of hardback since the former is more kids-friendly for page flipping, and less intimidating than the bulkier hardback one - even though the latter costs just a few dollars more.

Overall, highly recommended if you treasure good examples more than word completeness. If not, you should probably pick Oxford Advanced Learner's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Dictionary!!!
This is an amazing dictionary. For an English student, I found this dictionary has a wonderful categories of words. It's easy to use and understand. There are beautiful illustrate inside. I love this dictionary. ... Read more

13. Merriam-Webster's Guide to Punctuation and Style
by Merriam-Webster
Mass Market Paperback: 360 Pages (2002-01)
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Asin: 0877799210
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This practical guide gives you quick, easy-to-understand answers to the questions you face most often in your writing:How to punctuate a sentence; when to capitalize, italicize, or use quotation marks; how to form plurals, possessives, and compound words; when to use abbreviations;the right way to present numbers; how to handle common usage problems; and how to write footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mirriam Webster's guide to punctuation
this is a nice compact size bookthat both
tells you a lot about and helps you with punctuation. I got it fast arrived in good condition love it. I will order from them again

4-0 out of 5 stars Another good M-W Family Member
All you want/need to know about punctuation is here. Plus a lot more.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER is THE publisher for American English reference books.
Add this volume to several others and you have decent "library" in paperback, at low prices.

5-0 out of 5 stars A bargain for such a useful tool
For the price you'll pay for this book you can hardly afford not to have it by your side when writing, editing or proofreading. I use it for all three of the aforementioned tasks. While your computer may be constantly connected to the internet, sometimes it's just easier to pick up an actual reference book and find the answer you need.

In the case of this little reference book (just the size of a paperback novel) you'll discover it's easy to lookup your question in the index and then quickly find the information you need. They layout and font face that was used makes this guide read almost like a dictionary. In other words, it is designed for reading short sections and presents the grammar rules in a lean format that is perfect.

This book shares space on my desk with my Oxford Dictionary of Current English:

Oxford Dictionary of Current English

And also my beloved copy of the 11th Merriam-Webster's Collegiate dictionary:

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary

And as noted above... for the price you'll pay, the Merriam-Webster's guide is more than good value for your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars arm floaties not a life raft
The guide is helpful for basic grammer needs.Essentially, it will help you stay afloat if you have the periodic question or need a refresher, but it wont save you if you are completely lost in terms of grammer rules.It doesn't offer enough examples to fully explain the grammar rules, and sometimes is ambiguious(i.e usually you do "x", but it is also okay to "y" or "z").

4-0 out of 5 stars Tightly packed like a book on commas and semicolons and more should be!
The complexity of the subject(s) makes for a bit of confusion, but it is all in here. My copy is already dog-eared after only a couple of days in my possession and pretty constant use. It is much easier to use than the huge volumes of similar advice that once stood on their own tables at the local library. Already I have bookmarks throughout it. ... Read more

14. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
Hardcover: 1162 Pages (2010-01)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$11.75
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Asin: 0877792690
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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All-new Second Edition! Find the right word every time!
Thumb-notched, jacketed hardcover

. Now easier and faster to use than ever before.

. Usage examples for each synonym

. Alphabetical lists include antonyms, near antonyms, related words, and cross-references.

. More than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations developed from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best for writing
When I started writing academic report I was quite worried about how to vary my vocabulary to make my essay more strong and excellent. I bought this Thesaurus and I realized I found what I wanted. It can supply me with sufficient choices of different words for the same meaning. Also, it gives a lot of related word and opposite words which are really beneficial for expanding vocabulary. A essential book working with the Collegiate Dictionary and for academic use!

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!
I purchased both the Thesaurus and the dictionary. Thesaurus helps no more than the dictionary. Could have done without it. Also, I expected to get a book with synonyms and many entries have none. Several words are not even in Thesaurus. Dictionary is much better.

4-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Quite Have the Subtle Flavors of Words
I like using a thesaurus to find just the right word, so that means having lots of options. The new, revised edition simply fails to live up to expectations. I was told by one of the reps for Merriam-Webster late last year (2009) that the new Collegiate Thesaurus would knock my socks off. It doesn't; my socks are still on as are my shoes.
It's not that bad, however, I do like the usage phrases set up in angle brackets. I think this helps clear up any meaning concerns if one is unsure of meaning. But I do not like having, what amounts to, a definition for each entry. I really ONLY want other single words or phrases related to the "original word"--and lots of them!
Yes, it looks pretty and bright and is easy to find and to use, but it feels more like a word processor thesaurus (that is, limited options) than the one I still pick up every time I write (which has lots of synonyms). The limited amount of related words and dictionary-like entries simply don't cut the mustard (which you won't find if you spill some on the just jacket).
Good, but not good enough for writers that want to get the nuances of their prose precise and just right.
It might be geared for less experienced writers or those not as familiar with English, but I'm not suggesting it's basic, just not comprehensive.

UPDATE: I spoke with two Merriam-Webster representatives who, politely, educated me on how to USE the darn thing. Needless to say, I have increase my 3 stars to four stars. Now my main gripe is that one has to get use to using this type of thesaurus, which will take some time. But I readily admit, I dismissed it too quickly, so don't make the same mistake.

5-0 out of 5 stars What's there to say?
What can I say?It is a book of words, with words.It has a job to do.It does it well!

5-0 out of 5 stars My son uses this all the time!
I bough this for my son in High School, and he uses it all the time! He said the other day, that when I gave it to him, he mentally rolled his eyes, but since then he realized how much he uses this book and wanted to thank me! Imagine that, a teenager thanking his Mom for giving him a book.....I was floored! ... Read more

15. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus (Dictionary/Thesaurus)
Paperback: 940 Pages (2007-05)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$6.00
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Asin: 0877796408
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Two essential language references integrated into one handy trade paperback volume.• Nearly 60,000 alphabetical dictionary entries.• More than 13,000 thesaurus entries including extensive synonym lists.• Clear and concise word guidance including abundant example phrases• Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for 5th and 6th graders
My 6th grader needed a dictionary and a thesaurus for school (and my 5th grader is always asking me for synonyms) and so I headed over to one of the big book stores expecting to have to buy TWO books. I was quite happy when I saw this one, with both dictionary and thesaurus combined. (It's a lot easier to handle one book than two; it's a lot better for one book on the dining room table than two!)

The synonyms easily stand out in small little gray boxes right in the same listing as the definition. They seem to give just about the right number of synonyms so it won't overwhelm my kids. (It is not the The Synonym Finder.) It even has a concise guide to grammar in the back. This thing is perfect for my 5th and 6th graders. Five stars for that purpose.

1-0 out of 5 stars A Review of the Kindle for PC version

Don't buy it !

Believe it or not, there is no way to go directly to the word you are interested in; or even directly to the beginning of the section containing its starting letter !

2-0 out of 5 stars Print is very small
Book has a lot of information, but the print is very small.I definitely need my glasses in order to read it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Okay.Limited as a dictionary and as a thesaurus.
The other reviewers appear to address the printed version rather than the Kindle-specific version.I am focusing on the Kindle Application.

Strengths -- easily used under Kindle platform, terse, usually is clear in distinguishing parts of speech, and it can be used as the default dictionary.

1.Definitions are not necessarily any more complete than those from the New Oxford American Dictionary(already built-in on Kindle).Several that I used tonight were less so.

2.Definitions for one part of speech are often dependent on another definition listed for another part of speech (a weakness of many dictionaries that is annoying for more complex or unfamiliar words)
----Simple example:the word anger is both a noun and a verb,Thus they define the verb form as "to make angry".

3.Thesaurus component is okay and gives additional ideas for the verb "anger".However antonyms are very limited if the purpose is to use this as a writing resource.Very few choices.
----For example:antonyms for anger (verb) were delight, gratify and please. But other common options are missing such as calm, sooth, pacify. One would have to keep browsing and unless you set this as the default, you keep ending up in another dictionary when trying to do that.

4.Word Origins are sometimes given, mostly abbreviated and with less detail than in Kindle's Default Dictionary.

I have not compared word counts. Sheer mass of definitions is a misleading index of quality.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast delivery excellent condition!
I received this dictionary w/in 3 days. It was in excellent condition. I'd definitely order from Amazon again & again.... ... Read more

16. New American Webster Handy College Dictionary, 4th Edition (Newly Revised)
by Philip D. Morehead
Mass Market Paperback: 848 Pages (2006-07-05)
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Asin: 0451219058
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The essential dictionary for school, college, office and home,The fourth edition of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary contains more features than any other pocket dictionary including:

- Boxed inserts on etymologies and language usage
- Pronunciation key on each page
- Current phrases, slang, and scientific terms
- Special notes on word origins
- World gazetteer
- Tables of weights and measurements ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars 5star seller
I purchased this dictonary for my daughter and its great for school student! She loves it.

5-0 out of 5 stars just what I needed.
I discovered my small dictionary next to my computer was so old it didn't have the word I wanted to look up. I love my new Webster and it did have my word in it. Thanks.

4-0 out of 5 stars new american webster handy college dictionary
Twice as big as most It actually has the words you want to look up.

4-0 out of 5 stars Roget's College Thesaurus
This book was received in excellent condition and was as specified.I find it to be a very useful tool to have at hand.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not truly College level
I have a BA in History, but that doesn't mean I don't come across words I don't know.I wanted a handy, AUTHORITATIVE book for the nightstand for those odd words that come up in history texts (and, yes, novels)."Strake" is a good example (thank you Bernard Cornwell).That word is not in this book.Neither is the "F" word - ironically, the true touchstone of collegiate work.This book is good for the High School level, but would flunk for any college level.Sad, because Webster's hardcover collegiate is one of the best. ... Read more

17. Dear Enemy
by Jean Webster
 Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-09-10)
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Asin: 1162641800
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1915. Webster was a grandniece of Mark Twain. She was interested in social work, especially the fields of childcare and prison reform, but her main occupation was writing. She wrote a number of short stories and novels for younger readers including her most famous work, Daddy Long-Legs. In Dear Enemy, Sallie McBride, the dear friend of Judy Abbot (heroine of Daddy Long-Legs), accepts an appointment as superintendent of an orphanage and promptly embarks on a program of much needed reform. The book, while touching on serious social issues, does so in a delightfully written and entertaining manner. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Edition
This is a horrible edition of this book!Don't waste your money! The formatting is awkward. Chapters are inserted at random points, errors abound, and contractions are separated. Although Dear Enemy is a great book, this text is too distracting, and pretty much unreadable.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic of a Young Woman Discovering Her Strengths
Judy Abbot, the heroine of Webster's DADDY LONG-LEGS, has purchased her "alma mater," the unhappy John Grier Orphanage, and places it into the hands of her college roommate, Sallie McBride. Sallie considers herself as flibbertigibbet and arrives at the school with her pet chow dog and a personal maid, determined to stay only a few months until she can marry her fiancé, an up-and-coming young lawyer/politician. However, Judy is wiser about Sallie than she is about herself, and Sallie grows to love her position, releasing the children from the browbeating institutional regime that they have previously followed and devising all sorts of new schemes like camps for the older boys that will help the children when they eventually go out into the world.

Sallie also runs afoul of the orphanage's dour physician, a Scotsman named Robin MacRae, but as the story progresses, they become each other's ally as well as antagonist (it is from her salutations to him in letters that the title of the book derives).

The book contains, unfortunately, the unsettling and bigoted theories of eugenics as practiced in the early part of the 20th century. It's a bit startling and depressing today to hear college-educated adults like Sallie and Dr. MacRae talking about heredity as something that overwhelmes upbringing, so that an alcoholic's child will always need institutionalizing because he will "naturally" crave alcohol, and watching Sallie sending handicapped children away to asylums because they don't belong with "normal" children. But this was the prevalent attitude at the time, and it doesn't keep Sallie or MacRae from actually breaking from the trends of the time. In particular, there is a girl named Loretta who is what we would call today "mentally challenged." Instead of banishing her to an asylum, Sallie sends her to live with a kindly farm family who basically act like one of today's residential homes for people with Down syndrome. Loretta is treated kindly, blooms into a happy young woman, and learns to do many things rather than spending the rest of her life rocking back and forth in an institution.

With all the eugenics twaddle disposed of, what a great story is left: spoiled college socialite finds a social conscience and career, helps children, and eventually finds love with a man who has had some tough times in his life. There is a appealing subplot about three children who have just become orphaned, and a couple want to adopt just the little girl, not her older brothers. Sallie and MacRae quarrel because she at first thinks having the little girl adopted without her brothers would be an accomplishment, but as the doctor protests, Sallie must weigh breaking up the siblings, who are very close, or losing the little girl a good home where she will be given all advantages. Sallie also grows emotionally, becoming dissatisfied with her fiance who merely expects her to be ornamental.

A wonderful tale, told in a lively epistlatory format, with some heartbreaking moments.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great reprint, but where are the illustrations?
I was pleased to see that this is back in print, but disappointed when I received my copy and discovered that the little drawings Sallie included in her letters have been left out.

5-0 out of 5 stars more fun and humor than the DLL
I am a fan of Judy Abbott and Daddy Long Legs, but I loved Sallie's letters more! Judy asks her to be the superintendent of the John Grier Home. And Sallie puts her reforms into the practice. The book is consist of Sallie's letters to Judy, to the asylum's doctor, and to her boyfriend. I find this red haired, fierce, Irish girl Sallie and her letters very exciting , funny and humorous. I enjoyed this book a lot, also it is nice to learn somethings more about Judy and Jervis's wedded life.

4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent sequel.
It's nice to see the characters we all so appreciated in Daddy Long-Legs in a different context; I loved getting to know the characters better.It is true that some outdated concepts are presented in the book, but I think it's important to note that Jean Webster seems to question most of those concepts.The characters ultimately seek love over "suitability" and what's right over what's appropriate.Even the concept of eugenics is repeatedly questioned by the main character, who doesn't quite believe the hype but is willing to let a man of science "educate" her.Yes, the book is dated (as was its predecessor, to some extent), but the story and characters it contains are timeless. ... Read more

18. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster
Paperback: 701 Pages (2005-07)
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Asin: 087779636X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition75,000 definitions2,000 new wordsExpanded back matter sections:Confused and Misused WordsEnglish Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized testsIrregular English Verbs - Great for ESLBasic English GrammarHandbook of Style, including Documentation of SourcesGuide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESLNEW: An Overview of the Internet ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars What's it for?
Of the first seven (non-technical) words I searched for in this dictionary, six were absent. Also, there are no word derivations. Simply awful.

4-0 out of 5 stars MaryAnne's opinion
Very good dictionary. Large print easy to read. Wish it had a thesaurus with it. Paperback not the best idea for a x-large book like this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2005 ed. ISBN-10:0-87779-636-X (pbk.:alk. paper)
I rate this particular edition 5* because of its handiness and inclusion of almost every word I would use, from academic writing to casual letters. The 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.6 size suits my taste for such a reference. It is not too heavy to carry around; the print is perfectly sized for me, whereas the print of the "typical" paperback book-size dictionary seems too small. I think this edition's ease of reading is due to the quality of paper used; it is acid-free, producing crisp, clear letters.Other pluses are the "lists" inclusions of hundreds of "dis-", "un-", con-", etc. words that normally would not be included in paperback-sized dictionaries (a few out there though).

Although it probably will never happen, I'd like this dictionary even more if I could buy it spiral-bound with a heavy-quality plastic front and back.Since it's not offered that way, though, I have had mine bounded.My husband and I fuss over whose desk gets the dictionary, so because of the great price, I'm ordering another.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dictionary Gift
I can't review this because I had it delivered to an inmate in the California Corrections Center in Vacaville, CA.

4-0 out of 5 stars Adequate and Easy To Use
A few words I looked up were not in this dictionary, but it is fine for everyday use.The print is easy to read, and it is a comfortable size to use. ... Read more

19. Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary
by DK Publishing
Hardcover: 960 Pages (2008-06-16)
list price: US$21.99 -- used & new: US$11.92
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Asin: 0756637589
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is a fully updated edition of the extremely popular Children's Dictionary. Now with more than 35,000 entries, this edition has updated definitions, images, and details; plus 2,000 additional words and 900 additional images.Amazon.com Review
In evaluating a children's dictionary, there are two test words we always check first: "e-mail" and "iguana." After all, if "e-mail" doesn't appear in a dictionary, how up-to-date can it be? And iguanas, well, what kid doesn't want to read all about this "very large tropical American lizard with a ridge of tall scales along its back"? We are happy to report that this fine dictionary is above and beyond our gold standard. Not only are there definitions for each of the test words, there are illustrations for each, as well! This 912-page illustrated dictionary is packed with great information, including world maps on the inside covers, an easy-to-use how-to guide, and a reference section with facts and maps of the continents, pictures of flags from countries around the world, U.S. presidents and vice presidents, pronunciation guides, signs and symbols, and lots more. Sandwiched between this wealth of facts and figures are 846 pages of definitions with DK's trademark crisp, clear photographs illustrating many of the words. One of the handiest features in this volume is the multicolored alphabet running down the outer edges of every single page, with the featured letter highlighted for easy reference when flipping through. So get out there and e-mail all your iguana friends about this terrific reference guide! (Ages 9 to 12) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars I like it
Lots of pictures and examples. The meanings are much more understandable that the adult dictionary I have. I think we'll make good use of it for many years.

3-0 out of 5 stars Decent information - Poor Quality on Binding
Decent enough content, nice pictures and descriptions....However the binding broke within a month of normal usage.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great dictionary , excellent for ESL adult students !
DK Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary, revised edition 2005 , will appeal not only to children (ages 8 and up ) in the elementary grades but also to ESL ( English as a Second Language ) adult students for the following features :

1)It includes entries for 32 000 words and phrases, a sizable enough vocabulary for talking, writing and reading

2)It provides Verbal Illusrations : short examples of using a verb for its various meanings

3)It provides 3 000 Visual Illustrations in full colors : for an ESL student, seeing is more accurate than a description for an entry and labels are included.

4)It provides Synonym Paragraphs : with 3 or more equivalent words or word phrases, how do I pick the right one for my sentence ? This dictionary helps you
choose the one that fits.

5)Finally, it supplies good size illustrations , not the very small illustrations offered by some competitors; the illustrations will appeal and motivate reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I love this dictionary! I bought it for my 5 year old who is always asking what words mean. It is easy for her to use. It has clear definitions and wonderful pictures. I love the abc tabs on the side! Very glad I purchased this!

5-0 out of 5 stars DICTIONARY FOR SCHOOL
This Dictionary is great, I needed to get one for my son for school. I knew Amazon would have a seller that I could get a great book for a great price, this dictionary is so easy to navigate and the pictures are colorful and helpful to the book. I would recommend this dictionary to anyone, my son picked up on navigating the book so well the letters are big so he could tell what word he needed to look up. There's also an information section in the back of all the continents, flags, and presidents in the back of the book. My son loves that part! ... Read more

20. Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster
Hardcover: 952 Pages (2006-10-01)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$23.99
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Asin: 0877790515
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description
The first visual dictionary to incorporate dictionary-scale definitions.- More than 20,000 clear and concise terms- 6,000 full-colour, highly detailed illustrations- 17 chapters outlining subjects from astronomy to sports- Ideal for teachers, parents, translators, and students ... Read more

Customer Reviews (15)

5-0 out of 5 stars Falling in love with a......Dictionary
Whenever one thinks of " Webster Dictionary " one visualizes a big , heavy book, terribly serious and with thousands of very accurate definitions explaining, or trying to, origins and meanings of words. Useful of course, but almost always dry as a pile of sand and not meant for young children. What a revelation Merriam-Webster's Visual Dictionary is !!!!!!Scientific, explanatory and extremely useful but in such a novel way....Children love it, middle age people adore it and everybody wonders why nobody had ever thought of creating it any time sooner.Luckily it is now here, for all of us to use and enjoy and I am sure it will soon be in every home, classroom and library. Well done Merriam-Webster, and as they say, " Better late than never "

3-0 out of 5 stars Very powerful book.
I am a visual person, so I needed a visual dictionary.

It arrived quickly and in good condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource for the Home
We have been delighted with the quality of the pictures in this book.It is enjoyable to look at, and it makes a good learning resource for the home school.Note - there is a section on anatomy with frontal nudity.These pages can be stapled shut or removed if you wish - don't miss the rest of the book!There are chapters on Astronomy, the Earth, Plants, Animals, Food and Kitchen, House, Gardening, Do-It-Yourself, Arts and Architecture, Communications, Transport and Machinery, Energy, Science, Society, and Sports and Games.Our boys ages 17 and 12 loved the pictures of sailing ships, weapons(modern and ancient), sports, architecture and animals.I loved the pictures of cuts of meat and types of mushrooms, spices and cheeses.Very educational!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good resource
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary is an excellent reference book for kids and people whose native language is not English.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Dictionary
I bought this dictionary for my 8 year old son.It is a little advanced, but he likes it and is learning how to use the Index.He hasn't quite gotten the hang of it, but he really likes the dictionary.I like the references and detailed explanations.It is a good buy and he will grow into it.I am happy I bought this.Great service from Amazon, as usual. ... Read more

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