Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

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ISBN: 9780912498034
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The meanings of words change over time. Take the word "marriage," for example. Who knows how a modern secular dictionary will define it tomorrow? Fortunately, we have a standard available that will not change, because the definitions are based on the word's Biblical usage and basis in one of 26 original languages. This reprint of Noah Webster's classic is nearly a textbook in itself, as it gives examples of word usage from classical literature and the Bible. What better way to understand the writings of America's founding fathers than to define their words as they would have understood them.

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For God's glory
Joshua M on Nov 30, 2020
It is a gift for a tutor of my homeschool co-op. I appreciate the Biblical references and definitions of the earlier Webster dictionary.
Kathryn P on Nov 27, 2020
For God's glory
Joshua M on Nov 30, 2020
Daughter requested
GEORGIA S on Nov 30, 2020
It is a gift for a tutor of my homeschool co-op. I appreciate the Biblical references and definitions of the earlier Webster dictionary.
Kathryn P on Nov 27, 2020
This is an indispensable resource for those who want to truly understand the English language and preserve the meaning of words from a classical and biblical perspective. Not only does it list word origins, but it quotes a variety of resources to convey contextual understanding: including Bible, poetry and great thinkers.
Linda G on Nov 20, 2020
I am a pastor and have used the online Dictionary for some time but I have always wanted to purchase my own copy. I believer there are items in the actual book that is not online. This is a good price from a company that promotes homeschooling and Christian ethics. God bless each of you.
B D S on Nov 13, 2020
Need of an Original.
Brian R on Sep 26, 2020
Words change over time, Noah Websters dictionary is an original for the English language. Great for use with the King James Bible and early American writings.
Christian S on Sep 10, 2020
recommended by L Ron Hubbard in his works as a very good dictionary
Wolfgang K on Sep 6, 2020
To help my grandchildren know truth in word meanings
James G on Sep 2, 2020
friend recommended
Timaria G on Jul 28, 2020
I've wanted this book for years and finally decided to break down and get it. I love the rich definitions it uses and the fact that it harkens back to the original intel of words as they developed in our language.
Robyn S on Jul 17, 2020
I love books and I think it will be interesting to see the original definition of words and how they connect with the Bible. Joyce Meyer, a favorite speaker of mine, mentioned the book also.
Joy Z on Jul 13, 2020
EVERARD S on Jul 1, 2020
To have defined terms closely used in a biblical context
Donna H on Jun 20, 2020
To infuse my children with the English language definitions as it was intended by our forefathers with Biblical references.
Sarah J on Mar 31, 2020
We are studying the Book of Mormon in Church next year and I wanted to see what the words meant when it was translated.
Brend S on Dec 20, 2019
The definition of Worry was illuminating!I learned about this dictionary from watching a Joyce Meyer program that was excellant!
sally l on Jul 13, 2019
recommended for use with the study of classics...we'll see
Melissa C on Apr 2, 2019
it is a Christmas gift
donna g on Dec 10, 2018
I chose this because it is an original and uses reference to the bible.
Holly H on Dec 10, 2018
For its value in study.
Donna V on Dec 1, 2018
Fascinating how much modern dictionaries have skewed the meaning of words. This book is a gem and I just ordered three, one for each of my children's families. Merry Christmas, kids!
Shelly S on Nov 28, 2018
Because I want it
Sue S on Sep 3, 2018
This dictionary had information I wanted.
Patricia D on Aug 25, 2018
Its the best dictionary around and I love the fact that it is Biblically based!
slwths on Aug 24, 2018
I'm a conservative
Bryan K on Aug 20, 2018
for church books
Cindi K on Aug 17, 2018
We have a granddaughter in a Christian private school. They use this dictionary. Also the best price around. Thank you.
Nancy H on Jul 29, 2018
Use as reference for Strong's Concordance from 1800's
Lynda D on Jul 26, 2018
I need correct Biblical word definitions.
Salian K on Nov 8, 2017
low price and free shipping
Richard M on Nov 2, 2017
For my husband
Shelia M on Nov 1, 2017
I need it.
robert a on Oct 30, 2017
Wanted to know the TRUE meaning of words and not a dictionary that is changed to societies standards.
Bridgett H on Oct 30, 2017
It was recommended by Joyce Meyer
Charidy M on Sep 26, 2017
Will help my husband with his Seminary classes
gina t on Sep 19, 2017
Wholesome without immoral words.
Rossella F on Sep 18, 2017
I have wanted this dictionary for 20 years. It is an excellent resource and gives such a complete description of a word and its source. It makes Bible study so much richer in particular, but helps to understand the fullness of a word just in common usage.
Sarah H on Sep 18, 2017
original dictionary
Cornelia E on Sep 14, 2017
I would like to use this dictionary for Bible study purposes
Shaka Z on Sep 1, 2017
one of the best price
Johnnie S T on Sep 1, 2017
It has been highly recommended!
Linda A on May 3, 2017
Difficult to find this resource, but of course, Rainbow Resource has it!
User on Oct 26, 2016
I want a dictionary that has more traditional definitions for important words.
Jennifer K on Aug 29, 2016
Need a dictionary I'm not afraid to open! i.e. I need a dictionary that will not have swear words in it, and I want one with accurate descriptions. Also, it has been recommended by a friend.
susan g on May 25, 2016
This will be very useful for using with wonderful literature and I can have my children look up words without concern for more modern words that you find in today's dictionaries that I do not want them to know...before their time!
User on Feb 21, 2016
I buy each one of my kids their own copy of this to encourage them in their education. They use their own copy in their work all of the time.
Jennie S on Nov 20, 2015
Daughter requested
GEORGIA S on Nov 30, 2020
This is an indispensable resource for those who want to truly understand the English language and preserve the meaning of words from a classical and biblical perspective. Not only does it list word origins, but it quotes a variety of resources to convey contextual understanding: including Bible, poetry and great thinkers.
Linda G on Nov 20, 2020
What is the Font size please?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2020
How does this dictionary defines the words "unicorn" and "dragon"? I know Satan must be pleased to know how God's word has been questioned for its speaking of creatures such as unicorns, which were actual ox/like animals and not mythological creatures.I would like to find a dictionary old enough to give the actual meaning of words for God's glory.
A shopper on Sep 13, 2020
1. An animal with one horn: the monoceros. This name is often applied to the rhinoceros.
2. The sea unicorn is a fish of the whale kind, called narwal, remarkable for a horn growing out of his nose.
3. A fowl

1. A kind of winged serpent, much celebrated in the romances of the middle ages.
2. A fiery, shooting meteor, or imaginary serpent.
3. A fierce, violent person, male or female.
4. A constellation of the northern hemisphere
In scripture, dragon seems sometimes to signify a large marine fish or serpent
Is this dictionary unabridged?
Amber on Aug 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I believe it’s unabridged. It seems very complete and I love that it’s not a modern, watered-down version. It’s worded as Webster wrote it. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
How large is the print?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Per the supplier: “The definitions are New Times Roman font size 9.”
is this a biblical dictionary?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: On the first page of this book is the Dedication..
The Foundation for American Christian Education dedicates this facsimile edition to the Christian students of America, who, under the guidance of their parents and teachers, are developing a character of obedience to God's principles of life and liberty.
Does this dictionary have the explanations of word origins?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
Does this dictionary use the schwa (upside down "e") in the pronunciation given for each word?
A shopper on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This dictionary does not give any pronunciations for any words. The word appears in bold with syllables and emphasis marks but no true pronunciation breakdown like modern day dictionaries.
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The ways in which words and their meanings have changed certainly is a clear commentary on the trajectory of our country and overall culture.
September 24, 2020
3 months ago
Definitely worth it
Wonderful dictionary with (to my knowledge) Webster’s original definitions. I love having it in our library. Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
August 3, 2020
1 year ago
obviously a good book
I don't know what to do with it,,,or why most people would want to own it...what is the focus and need for it.

I love words and looking them up, for greater meaning and depth... This is a great book, no question. Joyce Meyer recommended it to understand the bible better, background and times words were more in use.

Thank you for asking!
August 12, 2019
1 year ago
Interesting dictionary
I am very pleased with the Noah Webster 1828 dictionary. I find it fascinating to compare the definitions at the time of our founding to those in a modern dictionary. Some of the differences are subtle but occasionally have a big impact of the meaning of a sentence.
Shipping was slow but tolerable. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
October 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
was hoping to get a dictionary that was including pronounciations
September 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Biblical world view dictionary
This is a biblical dictionary. It’s a very nice quality book.
July 13, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rare Wholesome Dictionary
Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. It makes you want to sit there and read it and I never got that from another dictionary. I bought it for the family library but I think one won't be enough.
October 19, 2017
over 3 years ago
1828 dictionary
Just as a lot of people us Strongs to understand the bible, I believe this to be as useful in understanding original intent in our founding documents.
October 16, 2017
over 3 years ago

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