Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

Webster's 1828 Dictionary of English Language

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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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Having vintage books this dictionary will help clear up definition issues that may arise as there are words meanings that have changed over the years.
Bradley W on May 19, 2023
for homeschool
Tatyana T on Mar 19, 2023
Having vintage books this dictionary will help clear up definition issues that may arise as there are words meanings that have changed over the years.
Bradley W on May 19, 2023
This is a very important resource for any subject. Especially the 1828 version.
Nicolas M on May 8, 2023
for homeschool
Tatyana T on Mar 19, 2023
I chose this because I have one and my son saw it and wanted one for himself. Both of us are interested in the Biblical meanings of words and want to be able to use them correctly.
Theo C on Mar 14, 2023
I am an attorney and need a historically accurate reference material
David S on Feb 21, 2023
not woke
Dana E on Feb 19, 2023
Need this resource for my bible studies
Donnie M on Feb 16, 2023
Christian School no electronics to be used like cell phones.
Victor on Jan 16, 2023
I had one but lost it in a move so I am ordering a new one. I grew up using this dictionary and it is rich in information, etymology, and important for understanding older literature.
Elizabeth H on Jan 9, 2023
For my family to have a solid dictionary that won't change definitions of words to fit the current definition in the culture.
Stephanie W on Aug 4, 2022
I have one of my own. These are gifts for my grandchildren.
Patty A on Jul 21, 2022
We prefer a dictionary with the original author's (Webster's) definitions of words, not a modern translation of word definitions. Webster also used the King James Version of the Bible- of course that was the only translation in 1828. We use this dictionary with searching the definitions of many Bible words along with Strong's Concordance.
Lisa U on Jun 28, 2022
The Price was the best I found online for this book!
JANET H on May 29, 2022
A friend recommended.
Michelle L on May 6, 2022
Comparing the modern definition of the word "Education" with the online Websters 1828 definition is all I needed to decide what dictionary my children need.
RICK W S on Apr 16, 2022
Looking for a Dictionary with word usage close to when the Constitution was written.
Dennis H on Apr 10, 2022
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nina r on Mar 29, 2022
to help me study the King James Bible
michael b on Mar 14, 2022
The online version is now not available and need the best dictionary for words that give God credit for what he is doing.
PETER E on Mar 8, 2022
It is for a student who is graduating
Amos J K on Mar 7, 2022
This will be a gift for my son who is very active in the church and loves the history of all things.
Patricia C on Dec 1, 2021
Purchasing as a gift for our homeschooled son, now an adult.
Susanne T on Nov 26, 2021
Wayne C on Nov 18, 2021
An invaluable resource for home school!
Kate T on Nov 17, 2021
Our pastor recommended it
Emma R on Nov 13, 2021
Christmas gift
Michael S on Nov 11, 2021
I own this book and I wouldn't want to be without it. I am ordering a copy for someone that will appreciate the Biblical references in the definitions of the words in this dictionary.
Cheryl R on Oct 20, 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
This is a very important resource for any subject. Especially the 1828 version.
Nicolas M on May 8, 2023
I chose this because I have one and my son saw it and wanted one for himself. Both of us are interested in the Biblical meanings of words and want to be able to use them correctly.
Theo C on Mar 14, 2023
Is this volume II (Two)?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I don’t believe there is a first or second “volume.” It is the first edition “reproduced in facsimile” from an original 1828 copy.
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
Great for classics
This has been a life-saver for reading classic books! Our kids think this is the best dictionary we have ever owned because they can find the words easily and they can actually be found :-)
September 19, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Just what I wanted. Unbelievable how much the definition of words has been watered down to bring almost meaningless today.
September 29, 2021
1 year ago
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
over 2 years 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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This dictionary is a great item!
July 29, 2021
1 year 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
over 2 years 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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome Dictionary.
Awesome dictionary. Definitely recommend. A must have in any household.
February 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Review of American Dictionary of the English Language
I am very satisfied with this dictionary.
February 21, 2021
over 2 years ago

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