Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

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Item #: 004051
ISBN: 9780912498034
Grades: 3-AD

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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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I wanted to know the true definitions of words while studying my King James Bible.
Jonathon D on Sep 14, 2021
Recommendation for researching historical state documents
Bill D on Aug 27, 2021
I wanted to know the true definitions of words while studying my King James Bible.
Jonathon D on Sep 14, 2021
For studying writings of earlier times, such as our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.. ConstitutionFacts .com
Mark S on Sep 8, 2021
Recommendation for researching historical state documents
Bill D on Aug 27, 2021
Jerry T on Aug 5, 2021
I need a reference to counter the prevailing redefinition of language.
Kenneth K on Jul 29, 2021
to have a comprehensive and thorough dictionary for better reading comprehension and vocabulary as well as accurate and in depth definitions. Most recent dictionaries are substandard in giving a thorough definition or even including vocabulary on a high level
Dana M on Jul 17, 2021
I love choosing a new word to learn every day. I also love big old books.
Leah F on Jul 11, 2021
This dictionary was selected to be able to reference the meaning of English words as originally defined by Noah Webster, and not as the current politically correct culture has neutered and/or changed the meaning.
Celeste M on Jul 6, 2021
I study out of the King James Bible and I believe this dictionary has the best resource
Dwayne H on Jul 1, 2021
Historical accuracy, Biblical references, to observe cultural shift between this and the modern edition
Hansen H on Jun 13, 2021
For the true meanings of English words
Cody L on May 27, 2021
Understanding language is important.
Jonathan C on May 7, 2021
Best dictionary available, gives etymology of words and connects it to Scripture. Tells the truth about meaning of the words in context! Thank you for making it avialable!
Judy G on Apr 29, 2021
This book came highly recommended by a friend.
Rachel R on Apr 20, 2021
It's important to know the meaning of words. Today there are some who read documents written a couple hundred years ago and believe they know what is being said. To comprehend these documents, one must comprehend the meaning of the words at the time they were written.
Richard W on Apr 18, 2021
lifetime learning student
Amber N on Apr 4, 2021
great book for study
Paul N on Mar 25, 2021
For me, the three best books in studying the Bible, is KJ Bible, Strongs Concordance, and the 1828 Dictionary!
David M on Mar 24, 2021
Jerome G on Mar 20, 2021
Research and studying.
Rodriguez R on Mar 20, 2021
It would be helpful out when I am teaching.
Stacy E on Mar 19, 2021
My daughter home schools and has wanted this book for several years. The Cost was $10 cheaper than Amazon!
Joella B on Mar 3, 2021
It is the original American English dictionary, and definitions include word usage from the Bible, when applicable.
Bradley S on Feb 25, 2021
Hard to find
Jim S on Feb 24, 2021
Michelle R on Feb 22, 2021
I wanted a dictionary that had the original meanings of words, and not one that has morphed over the years.
Sarah R W on Jan 26, 2021
My pastor uses this book in his bible studies because it has many of the words with the meanings used in the bible. I have used the app in the past it has helped me alot.
Jacqueline R on Jan 26, 2021
Because I do not trust using online resources for everything. There is something about taking the time to research and picking up a reliable resource in the form of a book. Language is important and the use of word meanings is deluded today. I study scripture in depth and love history. I believe this resource will aid me in growing my vocabulary, gaining greater understanding of God's Word and appreciate the brilliance and wisdom of our Founding Fathers and their writings. Money well spent!
Laura G on Jan 25, 2021
I have a digital version but wanted a harscopy for ease of looking words up compared to the digital version.
Nancy S on Jan 25, 2021
I recently heard a sermon where a preacher named Jack Hibbs quoted from it.
Sandy L on Jan 23, 2021
Because I want to have a better understanding of the KJV Bible. I also want to GOD back in all that we do. He should have never been taken out of anything.
Tammi A on Jan 23, 2021
This is often highly recommended in many of my home education groups.
Tyrie B on Jan 18, 2021
To enhance my understanding of the English language from older texts and books.
Jane R on Jan 15, 2021
For the original biblical intent of the words.
Linda N on Jan 13, 2021
Historical meaning of words and reading the bible
David B on Jan 10, 2021
to enhance my personal Bible study.
patience f on Dec 31, 2020
Recommended by a colleague
Rafael L on Dec 16, 2020
want to understand the KJV of the bible better. some words i have a hard time with and would like to know the meaning in 1828 not 2020
Steven S on Dec 15, 2020
Was recommended by friend.
Joyce H on Dec 13, 2020
This book has come highly recommended.
Jeffrey J on Dec 13, 2020
Hilary S on Dec 3, 2020
To have a better understanding of original documents written by our founding fathers.
Amy A on Dec 1, 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
For studying writings of earlier times, such as our Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.. ConstitutionFacts .com
Mark S on Sep 8, 2021
Jerry T on Aug 5, 2021
Etymology included?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Etymology is included, but not in the " branched " sense. For example the word DIE as described in this dictionary : v.i. [ Sw. do ; Dan. doer. This appears to be a contracted word, and the radical letter lost is not obvious. The word dye, to tinge, is contracted from Dg, and the Arabic root signifies not only to tinge, but to perish ; which circumstance would lead one to infer that they are radically one word, and that the primary sense is to plunge, fall or sink. The Saxon deadian is evidently a derivative of the participle dead. See Dye. ]
How many pages?
A shopper on Feb 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It’s not actually numbered. The measurements are 11x8.5 inches (letter paper size) and it is 2.5 inches thick including the cover.
Is this book hardcover?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes. This dictionary is great if you are reading a lot of classical American and English literature. For more contemporary works it slows my student down as word use and context has changed so much over time and the definitions run deep. So we keep several dictionaries for comparison. I prefer older publish date dictionaries from second hand stores and also use online dictionaries for today's 'recrafting' of words.
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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Rated 5 out of 5
This really should be on every home's bookshelf. When one begins to change the meaning of words, we can no longer communicate well.
September 11, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for historical value, not comprehensive enough for being the only dictionary
We appreciate the reflection of our values in this dictionary - it's a good reminder that truth doesn't change even when culture tries to say otherwise. This dictionary is worth it's weight in gold in terms of historical value (and that's saying something because it is HEAVY), but sadly it isn't able to be our only dictionary because we have found it lacks many words used in modern English, and I'm not talking about slang!
August 13, 2021
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The best dictionary to use for studying
The 1828 is the best dictionary to use while studying the King James Bible. You do not need all the new definitions in the newer dictionaries.
August 1, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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This dictionary is a great item!
July 29, 2021
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This dictionary is a wonderful addition to our homeschool library. It arrived well packaged. It's beautiful and of high quality. Really enjoying the rich language of the definitions as well. Look forward to using it.
June 21, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my favorite resources!
My mom used this dictionary in my upbringing. It was my least favorite, yet most beneficial punishment. When I would misbehave, she would have me write a page (or two depending on my offense). I have written many of the pages in this magnificent book. I am currently using mine as a study companion book.
April 1, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Dictionary.
Awesome dictionary. Definitely recommend. A must have in any household.
February 22, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Review of American Dictionary of the English Language
I am very satisfied with this dictionary.
February 21, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great value for this dictionary- highly recommend everyone have this version so they can understand words in historical context and see just how much the meaning of some words has changed.
February 18, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Helpful insight
Really helped understand the constitution, deceleration of independence, ect. Todays dictionary change the meaning of the original meaning
February 17, 2021
8 months ago

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