Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 EditionNoah WebsterF.a.c.e. / Hardcover$49.89 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 105 Reviews
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Debbie G5 Stars Out Of 5TREASURE. . .October 20, 2018Debbie GQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had been wanting this dictionary for over a year when I first learned about etymology and then stumbled upon this 1828 Noah Webster's dictionary. I loved it because I believe the meaning of words are very important and also because for most words this dictionary and etymology online dictionary brings us back to the Origin which is the God of the Bible. It's amazing to look up words and have bible passages as reference. If only this was mandatory in society where people could not IGNORE God, they would always be confronted with Him and have to choose /acknowledge Him. I believe its the enemy who works in the hearts of man to erase God.
Another benefit of this dictionary is seeing the origin of intent of words and not the watered down false deception definitions like today which are reflected in this godless / sin laden society. an example is marriage.
1828 Webster Dictionary definition:
MAR'RIAGE, noun [Latin mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the parties engage to live together in mutual affection and fidelity, till death shall separate them. marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.
Modern google definition:
noun: marriage; plural noun: marriages
the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman).
"a happy marriage"
synonyms: wedding, wedding ceremony, marriage ceremony, nuptials, union
"the marriage took place at St. Margaret's"
antonyms: divorce, separation
the state of being married.
"they were celebrating 50 years of marriage"
synonyms: (holy) matrimony, wedlock
"a proposal of marriage"
It may be subtle for those who do not pay attention, but marriage is created for MALE AND FEMALE not just "two people" as the modern dictionary would have society believe. Homosexual unions are not marriages in the eyes of God and are blasphemous.
It's definitely a real good study tool and worth the price. I got mine from Amazon.CA cause I live in Canada and it was on sale in March 2018 but so pleased I did. Its HUGE, so def. a stay at home dictionary.
It is worth it. buy it and may God bless studies done in His Name :)
Deborah Neugebauer5 Stars Out Of 5The Only Dictionary for Every Class RoomJune 10, 2018Deborah NeugebauerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My did I wait so long?
This should be the only Dictionary allowed in Every Library, Class Room, Court
House, Lawyer Office ETC.
I love this Book of Truth.
BibleloverMississippiAge: 25-34Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5The dictionary to own for the both the Bible lover and the word loverOctober 26, 2017BibleloverMississippiAge: 25-34Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This dictionary is a treasure-trove for those who enjoy reading their Bibles and want to understand more fully old biblical words (like in the King James), for those who want to know the meaning of old words in classic literature that are no longer used (and no longer defined in modern dictionaries of today), and for those who want to the know the very enlightening and (sometimes very inspiring) original meanings of words most of which are in common use today (and have been secularized and/or have been greatly lessened in their meanings over time).
Noah Webster was a genius and an amazing Christian. He loved the youth and people of his day so much that he wanted them to have a reliable, exhaustive, and authentic dictionary - one that would glorify God and prevent young generations from the vulgar and erroneous use of language (some of which was happening even in his own time).
He succeeded. He has a long and lengthy introduction in which he goes into great lengths of explanation and expository studies into the histories, origins, and meanings of several languages of the world, comparing them to the English language, showing how we got to it, its similarity to other languages and more. His knowledge and depth of understanding of various languages (including our own) is amazing. He gives particular attention to the Hebrew language (which I love) even adding the Hebraic, the Arabic, the Syriac, and the Ethiopic alphabet and letters at the end (both their original characters and their English counterparts).
I must confess that I haven't read his entire introduction yet (it is quite extensive), but I plan on it. It is the dictionary itself and its mammoth amount of words (with their wonderful definitions) that I've been using extensively (even copying some of them down in my notebook for memorization, edification, and my own personal enjoyment).
Let me just finish briefly by addressing a slight criticism of another customer on the site. This is an 1828 dictionary: you shouldn't expect to find many certain modern words which we use today. That's just a given. Secondly, yes, you should keep and continue using any modern dictionaries that you have to stay up to date into how certain words are used today and what they mean today.
However, where this dictionary differs in its definitions of words with that of modern dictionaries, is (to me) rather a strength than a flaw. You get to see and learn for yourself how the English language has grown, morphed, and changed (and, in the case of some words, devolved). Sometimes the modern dictionaries are more "correct" or "clearer" in certain words only because that's how the words are wont to be used today (and because sometimes they have insights that may have not been available to Noah Webster at his time).
So, of course, to fully enjoy, appreciate, and understand the whole English language and its words you need to use both. But there again, that still makes this 1828 dictionary an essential tool and goldmine.
Its awesome definitions on "marriage" (like many customers have already noted) and on "grace" make this dictionary a must buy. Modern dictionaries do not have these words (and many more) as adequately, accurately, and extensively defined. Also, Noah uses and quotes profusely from the Bible, using Bible verses to further elucidate the meaning of Biblical words (a quite logical and intelligent practice in wanting to further define biblical words) and something the modern dictionaries never do.
Also (again) for the lover of old words in general (like me), for those who read lots of classic literature (like me), you'll find many of those wonderful old words defined in Webster's 1828 dictionary whereas most of your modern dictionaries are almost always mostly lacking.
Danny5 Stars Out Of 5Noah Webster's 1828 DictionaryJune 27, 2017DannyQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A great resource, excellent dictionary, very pleased
Muriel4 Stars Out Of 5Good title!February 20, 2017MurielQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4This is something I've wanted for a long time and I am not disappointed.