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Parent Category: Books and Literature
This category is for questions and answers about reference books. This includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and almanacs.
Here is a list of books I found. These all seem to be popular books and received some pretty good reviews:Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. BarkleyDriven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Chi…
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Ration BooksHere is input:When I see them at flea markets and antique shows they are generally under $50. Condition is a big factor, the better the condition the more valuable they are (but yet seldom worth more than $50).Do a search on eBay to see what they are going for, you might find what they a…
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How much are Colliers Encyclopedias worth 1983 Volumes with 4 yearbooks all hardback great condition
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Many of the sets are worth a price close to $75. The exact amount will vary depending upon the condition of the books.
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Many of the sets of encyclopedias are worth a price close to $100 and $150. The exact will vary depending upon where you get them from.
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What language? Noah Webster is credited with compiling, editing, and publishing the first English dictionary in America. Actually... Samuel Johnson's 'Dictionary of the English language' was published in 1755, a full 73 years before Noah Webster's Absolutely true But he was an Englishman.…
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The Army published a manual TM 30-103 Italian Language Guide that is pocket-size and was 61 pages. This booklet is valued at approximately $5 to $10. I've seen these and other language guides on eBay quite often.The more valuable ones are language booklets for some odd Middle East country or such.Cu…
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In the original Kama Sutra book there were roughly 64 positions published. However, there has never been a particular singular author to clarify this as the book was initially compiled together in the 3rd century in northern India.
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Here are some sites with free online etymology: Online Etymology Dictionary - a unique source of over 26 thousand detailed and distinct etymology entriesWiktionary, The Free Dictionary - a collaboratively produced dictionary with over 2.3 million English definitions from over 400 languages -- not a…
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A set of 1921 Collier's New Encyclopedia can be purchased for as little as $9.99 at places such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Sets can be found online for $39 to $99 per set, depending on the condition.
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Answer to:what is a dictionary? A dictionary is a book of word definitions. ANSWER There are several excellent dictionaries and dictionary services online, free. http://www.m-w. com will take you to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary and to other standard M-W reference books. http://www.ba…
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There are about 30,000 words in Oxford Dictionary.
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A dictionary is a book of words of a particular language and their accepted definitions, origins, parts of speech, pronunciation, spelling and in some cases a sample of their use. Depending on the age and target audience, it may also contain cultural slang and/or other non-traditional words as well.…
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There were 40,000 words in Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language.
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The letter that has the most words is s
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I bought one at a used book store (a 1939) for $.50. That is 50 cents. 1938 wasn't a first edition or anything like that that would make it unusually valuable, so it's probably not worth anything. It is from one of the years that would have the infamous "dord", so it might be worth a couple of bucks…
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Noah Webster made the first dictionary approved by the masses around the 1840's.On April 15, 1755, Samuel Johnson published the very first dictionary. He was inspired in 1746 by a group of London booksellers, who said they would pay Johnson $1,500 to write a dictionary.
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Answer Dorothy Straight
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you can find a dictionary in bookstores,schools,library or from computer.if from computer you can go to this website.http://www.dictionary.comhave a nice time!:) :) :)
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Answer I have no idea. However, it is in the Wikipedia free on-line encyclopedia which states, A porcelator is a little hole in the sink that drains out the water before they overflow. Good question!! I learned something new today!! Answer Perhaps it's a coined word of limited use used by sa…
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Samuel Johnson
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ANSWER: Encyclopedias were revised every few years to make them as up to date as possible. Each time it was revised, it became a new edition. If it was the fourth revision, it would be called the fourth edition.
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Ben Franklin, under the pseudonym "Richard Saunders".
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Ben Franklin wrote Poor Richard's Almanac.
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Every word in a dictionary is printed in strict alphabetical order and gives a list of their meanings, pronunciations. inflected or derived forms. If you have a word and wish to know what it means, the dictionary is the place to find that meaning
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I recommend Oxford's New American Dictionary because it is very comprehensive and has very good phonetic symbols (it actually shows flapped t's too.) Otherwise I'd go for either The American Heritage Dictionary or Merriam Webster's.
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How to use an atlasAn atlas is a book of maps. Just go to the contents page, and look up what map(s) you want to see. Then flip to the page.
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The value of a 1946 set of Compton's Encyclopedias is about 160 dollars. This is for a set of 16 volumes.
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atlas is the titan who held the sun on his back and father of calypso.
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Wikipedia Wikipedia is the largest non-print encyclopedia with 3.6 million English articles as of march 2011 and 18.4 million total. The largest print encyclopedia in the world is the Spanish language Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana. It is made up of 116 books, 175,000 pages and …
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An encyclopedia (also spelled encyclopaedia or encyclopædia) is a type of reference work, a compendium holding a summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge.
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Because there are so many dictionaries, and the major dictionaries are constantly being revised and up-dated. it is probably impossible to say when any particular word "entered the dictionary." The Oxford English Dictionary, as well as providing definitions and etymology, attempts to record the ear…
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Almanacs are books filled with information. The first person to write an almanac was Benjamin Franklin (the Poor Richards Almanac). Almanacs contain important dates, weather, top news stories of the year, statistics on the latest World series games, the world records, noteworthy achievements, facts …
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A dictionary is a book that has a list of words that are used in the English Language. You can get College Dictionaries which are very heavy and have billions of words. Or you can get Children's Dictionaries which brightly illistrated pictures. You can get Dictionaries with the most common words in …
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In the United States, any work published before 1923 is in the public domain (= not under copyright). For more information, see the detailed chart on the duration of copyrights in the U.S. at http:/www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain .
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Dictionaries haven't always been on hand to show us the meaning of words we don't know. The first English book that was called a dictionary wasn't written until 1552. And the first English dictionary listing ordinary words as well as difficult words was published in 1702. About 50 years later, the…
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my grandpa made the dictionary. My name is kenneth Webster. His name is noah Webster
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Please click on the related question to go to the main Slang Examples question with all the links!
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No one person gets this credit. Samuel Johnson is most often credited with this task, but it's not true - not even he claimed it to be so. One of the earliest known dictionaries - and it's still around - was written in Latin and compiled during the reign of Augustus. The Chinese had a dictionary in …
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Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin
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the first dictionary was written by Daniel Webster
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Atlas was a titan in greek mythology and was a supporter of kronos in the war between titans and the olympian gods. He was the commander of the titan army, so Zeus singled him out for the punishment of holding the entire world on top of his shoulders. Since he holds up the entire world on his shou…
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Answer To look up the spelling and meaning of words, pronunciation, inflected forms of words, capitalization, etymology, word division, and much more, depending upon the dictionary. Considering the wide range of dictionaries by content, what makes someone choose a certain dictionary is its conten…
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it is a collection of maps by rodrigo villanque in peters elementary 4th grade in room 403It is good for students, kids as well as people want to learn more about geography
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"Abridged" means shortened. An abridged dictionary is one where some of the words (the ones the editors don't think you are likely to want ot look up) have been left out.
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You can find a dictionary by typing dictionary in the search bar
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Answer Success doesn't just miraculously happen, but you have to put quite a lot of effort into enabling yourself or your projects to reach such a point. It is therefore true that the word 'success' starting with 's', will only be before 'work' starting with w in an alphabetically-ordered place l…
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Answer found a set dated 1927 so I'm anxious to find out . monty
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Benjamin Franklin bat
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yes, they have them all over the computer. I love the mark twain ones. yet, those are phrases i guess. those would be quotes. or witticisms. Answer Most public and college libraries stock these. They are probably available for purchase at amazon.com. To find one free online, try typing "diction…
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It is the book, which firstly introduced the concept of auricle medicine and related theories. In fact, auricle medicine or xu chongming auricle medicine is a kind of coupled medicine.
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Answer Because the book firstly introduced the concept of auricle medicine and set a model of new coupled medicine in 2005. Chinese physician Xu Chongming is the author of From Auricular Medicine to Auricle Medicine. Aurilce medicine or systems auricle medicine is new subbranch of 21st century m…
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Answer dictionary.com and encyclopedia.com if you want it online than encarta.msn.com is good but if you want it offline,you have to pay.it's the same for internet security suite in the world.
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atlas means HEAD OF THE FAMILY thus first cervical vertebra is called an Atlas Atlas was the name of a giant in old Greek Stories who carried the world on his shoulders. Long ago, the giant's picture was often placed on the first page of books of maps. So a book of maps came to be known as an atlas.…
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As a general rule, not many new words are added to the Oxford dictionary every year. For example, in 2013, there were only 12.
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See the links below or type the word dictionary into any of the online search engines and you will get a list of many more.One of the best ways to find an online dictionary is to open a web browser - for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome - and type "online dictionary" into the searc…
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Answer Words in a dictionary are listed in alphabetical order, so you need to know your abc to begin with. Suppose you need to look up the meaning of "bear". Find the section for letter B first. All words starting with a b are in alphabetical order again, so "ball" comes before "bar" and you sh…
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ZZZ (used to represent the sound of a person snoring.) That is an onomatopoeia. So it is technically not a word. It is actually zyzzyva, a South American weevil that tends to infect plants.
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Answer It depends on which kind of dictionary you have. Usually an English dictionary tells you the definition/glossary of the word, helps you pronounce words, and spell words correctly A translator dictionary will translate (English/French, Spanish/French, Dutch/Spanish, etc.
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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines an encyclopedia as: A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically. In these days of instant Internet research, many people …
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An encyclopedia is a set of books containing articles on various topics, in alphabetical order. The books cover all branches of knowledge and all aspects of each subject. Originally a French work published in the 18th Century
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Answer The main languages spoken in Belgium are Dutch (sometimes called Flemish in Belgium) and French and there is also a small area where German is spoken. There is no such thing as a 'Belgian' language and therefore no dictionary of the kind you are looking for.
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A dictionary is a reference source that will tell you several things about a word: correct spelling correct punctuation meaning of the word part of speech how to make the word plural, or how to make it descriptive how to use the word in a phrase or sentence alternate words that mean the same thing…
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It isn't possible to say how many pages are in any one encyclopedia without knowing which encyclopedia, and which edition of that encyclopedia, is of interest.
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The dictionary is most comprehensive. A Dutch dictionary took 134 years to complete printed in 40 volumes, contains hundreds and thousands of words and over one million quotations. It is estimated that there are over 6900 languages in the world, based on that there are millions of linguistic combina…
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The value of a 1934 Webster dictionary depends on its condition. This dictionary in excellent condition sells for around 50.00 as of 2014.
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ROBERT CAWDREY'S TABLE ALPHABETICAL (1604)
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The aardvark is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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This simply depends on your taste of dictionary and what format suites you compared to the format the dictionary writes it in. This is more of an opinionated question.
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Oxford English Dictionary
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There are many free thesaurus web sites such as, http://thesaurus.reference.com/ and http://www.merriam-webster.com to list a few
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they both have pictures
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That would be a Biographical Dictionary
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The first dictionary was in the Chinese period of the 3rd Century BC. More recently dictionaries were complied between the 8th and the 14th Centuries. A non alphabetical list of English words was issued in 1592 contained 8000 words. Samuel Johnson created the first noteworthy dictionary is 1755
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an atlas is a book of maps
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There are many online dictionaries, for example: merriam-websterdictionarythefreeonlinedictionaryYou can also Google the term define+the word for a Google generated definition.
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Paine wrote first pamphlet of the series "The American Crisis" (also, commonly called just "The Crisis") in December 1776. The opening line was designed to remind the soldiers, many of whose enlistments were about the expire in January 1777, that there was a difficult, yet rewarding, road ahead of …
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you open the book and read it
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Encyclopedias give you information on many topics. You can check an famous or important person to study on. Or, you can check animals, games, art, geography, and entertainment, companies, and much much more.
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what is not the 50th word,it.s not even close. That is way off base and absurd to think.Now that that is closer,it is still not the 50th word. I/m thinking more along the lines of aint or let me axe you a question,why did i come here for an answer and end up with this little rant
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dictionary.com
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Encyclopedia Dramatica Encyclopedia Dramatica's purpose is to provide a central catalog for the e-public to view organized reference pages about online drama. On controversial topics, it provides biased, hateful opinions every troll is bound to love that are in no way accurate whatsoever. If you wou…
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An American publication by Benjamin Franklin from the mid 1730's to the mid 1780's under the pseudonym, Poor Richard or Richard Saunders. The publication included weather forecasts, general household hints, puzzles and much more. It was translated into French during Napoleonic times and was either s…
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A scientist is one who is an expert in the subject if science. Science is a branch of knowledge or study, dealing with a body of facts systematically arranged showing the operation of general laws
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A dictionary is very useful to everybody who uses language, especially to students, teachers, researchers. Its useful importance is to give definition/meaning to words in order to clarify and make a person understand the word he/she searches for in the proper context.
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A dictonary is to help us with words we don't know and help us find the definition of the word. Another view: A dictionary helps with spelling, pronunciation, meaning, and variations of words.
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Free meal , Free ride , Free spirit
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They provide the definitions of words, They provide the pronunciations of words. They show the breakdowns of the syllables in words. They sometimes show the origins of words, such as Latin or old English. They show the different tenses that a word can have. Not all dictionary's do all these things, …
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Samuel Johnson.
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well its obviously a world map
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A DICTIONARY is : A resource to help u find the meaning of a word. Or if its a adjective, pronoun, noun, and more !
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Every Century New Ones Come Out
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