unabridged dictionary


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Noun1.unabridged dictionary - a dictionary that has not been shortened by the omitting terms or definitionsunabridged dictionary - a dictionary that has not been shortened by the omitting terms or definitions; a comprehensive dictionary
dictionary, lexicon - a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
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Printed reference works are vanishing in the 21st century - the days when families would fill a bookshelf with a set of World Book encyclopedias, or even possess an unabridged dictionary, have given way to the era of Wikipedia and spellcheck.
suggestion; prompting - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C.
Skip ahead to the 1983 Random House Unabridged Dictionary and see it telling us that democracy is "government by the people," even boldly stating, "The United States and Canada are democracies.
who pointed out to me several years ago that the word appeared in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (2nd Ed.
If the particular term is not defined within the policy, the courts then turn to a commonly accepted unabridged dictionary, seeking the ordinary, common usage of the word or phrase.
We also memorized the paper's stylebook and always had The Book of Associations and Webster's Unabridged Dictionary close at hand as we boldly blue-penciled paper copy.
Presenting a new edition of Uncle Sid's Unabridged Dictionary for Prospective Home Buyers, also known as "How to Read the Real Estate Come-ons" - just in time for the coming resurgence in the housing market.
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (Random House, 2001) defines research as "a diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover or revise facts, theories, applications, etc.
The definition of "spirit" in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary is the breath of life--a breath or vapor that animates the soul of man.
Internet source Wikipedia calls it "the Latin spelling for the ancient Greek word for beer or ale", while Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary proclaims zythum as "a kind of beer, so called by the Egyptians; a kind of ancient malt beverage, a liquor made from malt and wheat".
According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, a deliverable is ``something that can be done,'' especially ``something that is a realistic expectation.
com that features a new unabridged dictionary presented in a format developed especially for the Web.