Merriam-Webster Unabridged (Unabridged.Merriam-Webster.com) Subscription: $29.95/year erriam-Webster's online dictionary site now includes a link described as "online access to a legendary resource." The masthead on this second site proclaims, "Welcome to the New Unabridged." Clicking on the Learn more link, the user finds an overview of what the site offers: an ongoing revision of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, published in hard copy in 1961. This revision, to be made available in staged releases, adds new material and revises existing entries. (The first release is said to include 5,000 new words and definitions.) Although not explicitly stated, the new material includes entries from the later supplementary volumes; for example, ISBN and TEFL from 6,000 Words (1976), escalate and greenhouse effect from 9,000 Words (1983), and quick fix and Watergate from 12,000 Words (1986). There is nothing to distinguish these entries from the original Unabridged publication, but items appearing for the first time, such as mondegreen `a word or phrase that results from a mishearing' and Yooper, a nickname for `a native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,' are labeled in red as "new." Intended Audience While the intended audience is not explicitly specified, the dictionary is clearly
Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America – Dictionary Society of North America
Published: Dec 3, 2014
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