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5 edition of The American Heritage dictionary of the English language. found in the catalog.

The American Heritage dictionary of the English language.

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

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  • English language -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    PRIORITY 2.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS (COPIED)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxliv, 2140 p. :
    Number of Pages2140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL715602M
    ISBN 100395448956
    LC Control Number97101046

    This book includes one hundred words of varying degrees of difficulty, representing the kind of vocabulary students often encounter in their classes and in their reading. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery. The site has since been visited by hundreds of thousands of curious minds. Dividing the information into sections and providing lots of examples makes it easier for students to absorb. Murray, the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary — says Webster's unabridged edition of "acquired an international fame.

    In its final form, the panel comprised nearly prominent members of professions whose work demanded sensitivity to language. It is no surprise that his friend Giuseppe Baretti chose to make the Dictionary the model for his Italian—English dictionary ofand for his Spanish dictionary nearly two decades later. The most notable change was the inclusion of the date of the first known citation of each word, to document its entry into the English language. The family has remained committed to both widely accessible writing and high journalistic standards for years. Initial reception[ edit ] From the beginning there was universal appreciation not only of the content of the Dictionary but also of Johnson's achievement in single-handedly creating it: "When Boswell came to this part of Johnson's life, more than three decades later, he pronounced that 'the world contemplated with wonder so stupendous a work achieved by one man, while other countries had thought such undertakings fit only for whole academies'.

    In SeptemberAASLH launched the magazine with broader scope for the general public, but keeping certain features geared to educators and historical societies. Bycosts made the hardcover version prohibitive for a regular subscription. Smith, and other museum patrons, while retaining a 25 percent stake in the company. I own at least one copy of each of the five editions of AHD; in most cases, I own multiple copies and all the available formats. Unlike all the proto-dictionaries that had come before, painstaking care went into the completeness when it came not only to "illustrations" but also to definitions as well: "Turn" had 16 definitions with 15 illustrations "Time" had 20 definitions with 14 illustrations "Put" ran more than 5, words spread over 3 pages "Take" had definitions, running 8, words, over 5 pages [18] The original goal was to publish the dictionary in two folio volumes: A—K and L—Z.


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Created in consultation with sociolinguists John R. They envisioned a new kind of magazine: an abundantly illustrated bimonthly, bound in hard covers with no advertising. Vastly expanded, it covered more thanentries, and double the number of illustrations.

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In SeptemberAASLH launched the magazine with broader scope for the general public, but keeping certain features geared to educators and historical societies.

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White, C. Reviewing David McCullough's book on John Adams in The New Republic, [20] Sean Wilentz stated that during the s, " [Bernard] DeVoto 's style of seriousness [was] eclipsed by the more journalistic and sentimentally descriptive style of American Heritage, whose influence is everywhere.

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The abridged version did not feature the literary quotes, just the author quoted. All right, since everybody is probably thinking that Mair has become touched in the head, I'd better explain myself a bit. This was no empty commendation. Each year begins in December and continues through the following October, published every other month.

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