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The Merriam Webster New Book Of Word Histories

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877796039
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"A gold mine of word histories for reference or browsing. Covers the origins of 1,500 words. Over 600 engagingly written articles. Explore the stories behind our vocabulary."

Webster S New Explorer Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781892859662
Size: 75.45 MB
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Fascinating articles, written in a witty, conversational style, describe how English words have come to us from other languages and evolved over time. Also described are words, like "workaholic," which have been coined only recently. This is an invaluable volume for students and amateur clymologists alike.

Merriam Webster S First Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam Webster
ISBN: 9780877792741
Size: 55.54 MB
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Introduces young readers to approximately three thousand words in a revised reference which includes definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language.

The Origins Of English Words

Author: Joseph Twadell Shipley
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801896436
Size: 53.41 MB
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Anecdotal, eclectic, and always enthusiastic, The Origins of English Words is a diverting expedition beyond linguistics into literature, history, folklore, anthropology, philosophy, and science.

Merriam Webster S Dictionary Of Allusions

Author: Elizabeth Webber
Publisher: Merriam Webster
ISBN: 9780877796282
Size: 19.25 MB
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A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for language lovers and great for ESL students.

Webster S New World Large Print Dictionary

Author: Michael E. Agnes
Publisher: Webster's New World
ISBN: 9780764559365
Size: 61.35 MB
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Easy to read, authoritative, and up to date No more struggling with the fine print, thanks to the Webster's New World Large Print Dictionary, which has all the outstanding features of other Webster's New World dictionaries. * More than 60,000 entries, including all the current vocabulary needed for everyday use * Technical, scientific, cultural, business, and professional terms * Clear, highly readable type * Foreign words and phrases often used in English * Biographical and geographical entries conveniently included in the main A--Z section PLUS: * Etymologies - word histories that add depth and historical context to the understanding of a word * Appendix with weights and measures, U.S. and Canadian data, U.S. presidents, and books of the Bible With all this information presented in highly readable type, this is the one large print dictionary that you can't afford to be without.

Merriam Websters Elementary Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439554593
Size: 71.42 MB
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A dictionary for students ages eight to twelve with meanings and uses given for more than 32,000 words also includes explanatory introductory material.

Word By Word

Author: Kory Stamper
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101870958
Size: 76.81 MB
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“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.