On; as, 'to pass by land or water; ' 'great battles by sea and land. Noah Webster's main competitor was a man named Joseph Emerson Worcester , whose Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language brought accusations of plagiarism from Webster. Sanderson in Elizabethtown, N. The American Heritage Publishing Co. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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The New International editions continued to offer words and features not covered by the OEDand vice versa. Culturally conservative Federalists eebster the work as radical—too inclusive in its lexicon and even bordering on vulgar. The revised website is not branded as the "Fourth edition" and it is unlikely that a print version will ever be produced, because demand is declining and its increased size would make it unwieldy and expensive.
Some versions added a page supplement called A Reference History of the Worldwhich provided chronologies "from earliest times to the present". Meanwhile, Webster's old foes, the Jeffersonian Republicansattacked the man, labelling him mad for such an undertaking.
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This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat In recent years, even established dictionaries with no direct link to Noah Webster whatsoever have adopted his name, adding to the confusion. The procession is gone past.
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The troops honored the governor with dictionafy salute. It was held to be superior to every other dictionary and taken as the wesbter authority on the meaning of words, not only in America and England, but also throughout the Far East. Among larger dictionaries during this period was non-Merriam Webster's Universal Dictionary also published as Webster's Twentieth Century Dictionary which traced its roots to Noah Webster and called itself "unabridged", but had less than half the vocabulary and paled in scholarship against the Merriam editions.
Plain-text versions are also available from the Internet Archive with some errors, due to automatic optical character recognition. Its title page does not claim the status of second edition, merely noting that this new edition was the "first edition in octavo" in contrast to the quarto format of the first edition of Webster's dictionaries were a redefinition of Americanism within the context of an emergent and unstable American socio-political and cultural identity.
A noble kind of seignory or lordship, held of the king in capite. But it seems, in other phrases, or with a verb in the past time, to signify past, gone beyond.
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Jan 29, Version 2. Murray, the editor of the Oxford English Dictionary — says Webster's unabridged edition of "acquired an international fame. For example, the first definition of starve includes dying of dkctionary to the elements as well as from lack of food. Despite this, many people still recognize and trust the name.
It is used to represent the means or instrument of swearing, or affirming; as, to swear by heaven, or by earth; to affirm by all that is sacred. It is placed before words denoting quantity, measure or proportion; as, to sell by the pound; to work by the rod or perch; this line is longer by a tenth.
At first the set sold poorly. That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He recommended deleting the a in words like leather and featherasserting, correctly, that the a served no phonetic purpose and that it dictionaryy not present in Old English.
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But ultimately, the choice of which spellings to adopt is made in the most democratic way possible: Upon Webster's death inthe unsold books and all rights to the copyright and name "Webster" were purchased by brothers George and Charles Merriam, who then hired Webster's son-in-law Chauncey A. Compatibility Requires iOS 9. To revere; to respect; to treat with deference and submission, and perform relative duties to. HON'ORverb intransitive on'or. On; as, 'to pass by land or water; ' 'great battles by sea and land.