By Kdixie on Jun 08, I actually own three of these dictionaries because I could never live without it.
With more than2- to 8-letter words, there are some interesting additions "aargh," "aarrgh," and "aarrghh" are all legitimate nowwhile words they consider offensive are no longer kosher. Why subscribe to the Scrabble dictionary's changeable lexicon?
Well, it ends the argument of whose dictionary to use, but the main reason is that it's the winner's dictionary, and why play Scrabble if not to win? Memorize those 2- and 3-letter words, and your Scrabble game becomes lethal. Main entries include a brief definition, a part-of-speech label, and inflected forms.
That being said, it is not totally useful as a list of words. The 3rd edition updates the word list from the 2nd edition, but leaves out offensive words, to allow the dictionary to be used when playing with children. If you don't mind not having offensive words in your Scrabble word arsenal, then this book is fine for you.
Unfortunately, you need to become a member before they will sell you the book. It doesn't contain definitions, either, only a list of 2- to 9-letter words.
Now that you know how to collect all the words allowable in Scrabble tournament and club play, know this: Your friends and family will complain when you try to use many of these words!
The official word list is a compilation of all the words from the 10 most popular dictionaries that satisfy the conditions listed in the Scrabble rules for acceptable words. So, some dictionary has defined ED to mean "education" presumably from phrases like "special ed" or "driver's ed".
However, it's not considered an abbreviation because that dictionary didn't specifically mention that it's an abbreviation. And good luck explaining that KUE is "the letter Q". So, if you need a list of a lot of words that are appropriate for school or family play, get the OSPD3. If you want to use lots of swear words and derogatory names, don't get the OSPD3.
If you want to tick off your opponents with your immense vocabulary of useless words, any of these word lists will work great. Missing words disappoint By Ny Wordsmith on Apr 10, I was very disappointed to find that more than acceptable Scrabble words are missing from this edition.
Scrabble News, Issuewhich appeared more than a year ago, stated, "Some words may have been erroneously omitted from early printings of OSPD4.
I understood that the vulgar words would not appear, but I had thought that the edition I had purchased from Amazon in March would be up-to-date with the others--it was not.
As far as it goes, the large print edition is fine, but since my aim was to be exposed to the meanings of all of the thousands of new words that have been deemed acceptable in Scrabble, this Amazon purchase failed to meet my expectations.
There are capsule definitions given but no usage tips. All the entries are in caps. Since there are no proper names allowed, this doesn't matter. The most important information about the entries from the point of view of the Scrabble player is how they are spelled, how they are made plural, how the gerund and past tenses are formed, and whether you can make comparatives or superlatives out of the word and how.
For example the plural of "bijou" a jewel is either "bijoux" or "bijous," and the OSPD gives that info. The gerund of "snib" to latch is "snibbing" while the comparative of "sleazy" is "sleazier" and the superlative, "sleaziest. If you don't find it, it's not a word! For example "renown" is a noun and a verb but there is no "renowner"--"someone who makes renown" since the verb is intransitive, but there is a "tearer"--"one who tears.
By the way, words beginning with the prefix "re" as in, e. Again, "renown" is not listed after "rename" but follows "renovate" a few pages later.
The other peculiarities of the entries are explained in the Introduction, which I highly recommend you read. Be sure your informed opponent has read it! There it is explained why "You should look always look at several entries above and below the expected place You should also read the brief Preface in which the editors explain why some offensive especially four-letter words do not appear.
Note too that words longer than eight letters and indeed one-letter words do not appear except for some inflected forms because they are seldom if ever used in a Scrabble game. Of course most veteran players have on occasion played a very nice nine-letter, double triple-word, point bonus word.
I did myself once. I wish I could remember what it was. For casual players, who typically use a collegiate dictionary to settle spelling disputes, the contents of this little green book will come as something of a shock. You mean "zax" is a word?
How about "zek"? Can you believe "jefe"?Vocref Reviews of dictionaries. Barnhart, C.L., Steinmetz, S. and Barnhart, R.K. (). The Second Barnhart Dictionary of New English Barnhart/Harper and Row.
The 2nd Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) includes more historical entries because it also lists words that have been obsolete for centuries (back to the 7th century) due to changes in meaning and orthography.
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary only covers usage back to the 18th century. Instant The World Price Comparison to search For lower The World prices, compare The World Brands and Models.
(Oxford Atlas of the World) by Oxford University Press. The World's Lightest - $ Vintage The World Book Dictionary 2 Volume Set Thorndike-Barnhart. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS - $ Aug 12, · Book Summary: The title of this book is Scott, Foresman Advanced Dictionary and it was written by Clarence L.
Barnhart (Editor), E. L. Thorndike (Editor). This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is Aug 12, It was published by Addison Wesley and has a total of pages in the book. Large 20th-century dictionaries such as the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and Webster's Third are descriptive, and attempt to describe the actual use of words.
Most dictionaries of English now apply the descriptive method to a word's definition, and then, outside of the definition itself, add information alerting readers to attitudes which.
Computers have become a large part of the modern-day world, this is why I decided to look up the word computer in the Oxford English Dictionary and the Thorndike-Barnhart Student Dictionary and compare the two definitions given.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first meaning.