Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

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出版社: Merriam-Webster
1994-02
ISBN: 9780877793410
定价: 233.90
装帧: 精装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 944页
正文语种: 英语
  • Theidealguidetochoosingtherightword.Entriesgobeyondthewordlistsofathesaurus,explainingimportantdifferencesbetweensynonyms.Providesover17,000usageexamples.Listsantonymsandrelatedwords.Goodcommunicationstartswithchoosingtherightword--notalwaysaneasytaskwhenthechoiceisbetweenwordsofcloselyrelatedmeaning.Merriam-Webster'sDictionaryofSynonymsmakesthetaskeasierbyprovidingfulldiscussionsofsynonymoustermsandbydescribingthesubtledistinctionsthatmakeonewordmoreappropriatethananotherinaparticularcontext. TheMerriambrothersdesiredacontinuityofeditorshipthatwouldlinkNoahWebster'seffortswiththeirowneditions,sotheyselectedChaunceyA.Goodrich,Webster'sson-in-lawandliteraryheir,whohadbeentrainedinlexicographybyWebsterhimself,tobetheireditorinchief.Webster'ssonWilliamalsoservedasaneditorofthatfirstMerriam-Websterdictionary,whichwaspublishedonSeptember24,1847.

    AlthoughWebster'sworkwashonored,hisbigdictionarieshadneversoldwell.The1828editionwaspricedatawhopping$20;in13yearsits2,500copieshadnotsoldout.Similarly,the1841edition,onlyslightlymoreaffordableat$15,movedslowly.Assumingthatalowerpricewouldincreasesales,theMerriamsintroducedthe1847editionat$6,andalthoughWebster'sheirsinitiallyquestionedthismove,extraordinarysalesthatbroughtthem$250,000inroyaltiesovertheensuing25yearsconvincedthemthattheMerriams'decisionhadbeenabundantlysound.

    ThefirstMerriam-Websterdictionarywasgreetedwithwideacclaim.PresidentJamesK.Polk,GeneralZacharyTaylor(herooftheMexicanWarandlaterpresidenthimself),31U.S.senators,andotherprominentpeoplehaileditunreservedly.In1850itsacceptanceasaresourceforstudentsbeganwhenMassachusettsorderedacopyforeveryschoolandNewYorkplacedasimilarorderfor10,000copiestobeusedinschoolsthroughoutthestate.Eventuallyschoolusewouldspreadthroughoutthecountry.InbecomingAmerica'smosttrustedauthorityontheEnglishlanguage,Merriam-Websterdictionarieshadtakenonaroleofpublicresponsibilitydemandedoffewotherpublishingcompanies.
  • 内容简介:
    Theidealguidetochoosingtherightword.Entriesgobeyondthewordlistsofathesaurus,explainingimportantdifferencesbetweensynonyms.Providesover17,000usageexamples.Listsantonymsandrelatedwords.Goodcommunicationstartswithchoosingtherightword--notalwaysaneasytaskwhenthechoiceisbetweenwordsofcloselyrelatedmeaning.Merriam-Webster'sDictionaryofSynonymsmakesthetaskeasierbyprovidingfulldiscussionsofsynonymoustermsandbydescribingthesubtledistinctionsthatmakeonewordmoreappropriatethananotherinaparticularcontext.
  • 作者简介:
    TheMerriambrothersdesiredacontinuityofeditorshipthatwouldlinkNoahWebster'seffortswiththeirowneditions,sotheyselectedChaunceyA.Goodrich,Webster'sson-in-lawandliteraryheir,whohadbeentrainedinlexicographybyWebsterhimself,tobetheireditorinchief.Webster'ssonWilliamalsoservedasaneditorofthatfirstMerriam-Websterdictionary,whichwaspublishedonSeptember24,1847.

    AlthoughWebster'sworkwashonored,hisbigdictionarieshadneversoldwell.The1828editionwaspricedatawhopping$20;in13yearsits2,500copieshadnotsoldout.Similarly,the1841edition,onlyslightlymoreaffordableat$15,movedslowly.Assumingthatalowerpricewouldincreasesales,theMerriamsintroducedthe1847editionat$6,andalthoughWebster'sheirsinitiallyquestionedthismove,extraordinarysalesthatbroughtthem$250,000inroyaltiesovertheensuing25yearsconvincedthemthattheMerriams'decisionhadbeenabundantlysound.

    ThefirstMerriam-Websterdictionarywasgreetedwithwideacclaim.PresidentJamesK.Polk,GeneralZacharyTaylor(herooftheMexicanWarandlaterpresidenthimself),31U.S.senators,andotherprominentpeoplehaileditunreservedly.In1850itsacceptanceasaresourceforstudentsbeganwhenMassachusettsorderedacopyforeveryschoolandNewYorkplacedasimilarorderfor10,000copiestobeusedinschoolsthroughoutthestate.Eventuallyschoolusewouldspreadthroughoutthecountry.InbecomingAmerica'smosttrustedauthorityontheEnglishlanguage,Merriam-Websterdictionarieshadtakenonaroleofpublicresponsibilitydemandedoffewotherpublishingcompanies.
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