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Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary | Merriam-Webster
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A completely revised and updated edition of this best selling language reference is now available. COvers the core vocabulary of everyday life with over 75,000 clear, concise definitions. Inlcudes pronunciations, word origins and synonym lists. Special sections and tables.
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LiterRohde
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“The English language has had other terms for poets over the years, among them the word maker itself, as early as the 15th century. English speakers esteemed poets highly then; the word maker had been used to refer to God since the century before. Shaper too has historically referred in English to both a poet and God.”

📙: https://tinyurl.com/yx8tr386

#PoetryMatters | 13: #Beginning

📷: Made with Typorama

TheSpineView Interesting!😊 10mo
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kgriffith
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Fun little test. Thanks, @tournevis!

Testing #LitsyWeb tagging

TimSpalding Wait, so is the result real, or are you just testing? ;) 10mo
tournevis Go you! 10mo
kgriffith @TimSpalding Both ;) Carriage returns work in web comments; makes them look weird inline. :D (edited) 10mo
kgriffith @tournevis Thank you! :) 10mo
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inthegreensandblues
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Bwahaha. Yeah I am guilty of being a blatherskite sometimes. 😂

Take the quiz:
https://bookriot.com/?p=249867

Thanks for sharing, @Lizpixie

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CoffeeNBooks
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Thanks @jmofo for the chance to win in your #LasagnaHogGiveAway! I love words and I love etymology. Some of my favorite words are lollygag, melancholy, plethora, juxtaposition, and discombobulate. 🤣

jmofo Yay! Thanks for playin‘!!! 🖤 1y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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The person, or people, running the dictionary‘s Twitter have taken on a Herculean task. 😮

Anyway, happy #DictionaryDay!

Zelma Oops! That is going to take awhile. 1y
jpmcwisemorgan @Zelma Something tells me they‘re not reaching that but they‘re putting in the effort. 1y
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Sace
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For @BookishTrish because I'm a pedantic ass 🙄

wanderinglynn I was about to do the same thing! 😂 1y
tournevis Funny how neither of these words are one bit pedantic in French. 1y
Laura317 I sometimes use the 1828 version for even more info: http://webstersdictionary1828.com 1y
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BookishTrish This utterly made my day ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookishTrish @tournevis We don‘t think the words are pedantic in English. I posted on my feed that I thought the words sounded made up and this inspired further digging. 1y
Sace @BookishTrish lol yay! There's an essay in Ex Libris about obscure words that I just listened to yesterday so I particularly loved your post today 😁 1y
Sace @wanderinglynn it was practically a challenge! 😂 1y
Sace @Laura317 ooooo ❤️ 1y
tournevis @BookishTrish Then I'm misunderstanding your OP 1y
keithmalek You would LOVE two books by Charles Harrington Elster: There's a Word for It (one of my all-time favorites), and Word Workout. 1y
Sace @keithmalek Cool! I just placed a hold for There's a Word for It. Thanks for the recommendation! 1y
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jmofo
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One of my first book loves, I learned so much from the many dictionaries in my life. Often a solitary soul, I found answers and solace and jokes and connection through dictionaries. My partners in crime with writing.
Pictured too are a few select favorite books for @ErinSueG for her #crimesagainstcovers photo challenge! The item on the right is a flower pressing book I made in part with the dust jacket from an art history book from college...😬

TK-421 ❤️ 2y
ErinSueMreads Those are definitely in the running for most wrecked books I‘ve seen all day!! You have clearly loved them to death 💜💜💜💜 1y
CoffeeNBooks I love the dictionary, and often get distracted when I'm looking up a word, because there are so many cool words in the dictionary that I see and want to read about! 😂 1y
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VioletCavalier

And the Random Word of the Day is: COMA.

Definition: A state of profound unconsciousness.

I put myself in a coma on the weekends after many consecutive weeknights of little sleep. 😪 A sleep mask and earplugs are incredibly useful in this endeavor. What books have kept you up at night?

CrowCAH Hmm none. But my own writing sure keeps me up sometimes! 2y
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TheWordJar
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Taking a break from reading to watch these amazing spellers. The famous Dr. Bailey and the last girl standing! Love love love the Scripps National Spelling Bee! 🐝🐝🐝 #spellingbee #word

Suet624 I watched this too. Loved the way the girl would type on her invisible keyboard. 2y
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Blueberry
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:)

LaraReads 🤗💕 2y
Cathythoughts 💝👍🏻 2y
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️😊 2y
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mimsyborogroves
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I would just like to mention that "facetious" is a spectacular word that includes every vowel in alphabetical order... Aside from y, the weird non-committal vowel of doom. #english #studying #vocabulary #notquiteabookpost

MayJasper Hello and welcome 😊 2y
Vertabrain Welcome! I‘m new too :) Funny story....I learned the word facetious in 7th grade, and used it to terrorize boys, along the lines of...”If you think you‘re so cool, then spell facetious,” or “Don‘t worry, I‘m just being facetious.” (Said with mocking disdain). It was my favorite word for an entire summer, earned me the coveted title of ‘nerd‘, and kept those boys in their rightful place. 😂😂😂 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
mimsyborogroves ahaha thats the sassiest and most wonderful story ive heard in a long while! @Vertabrain 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
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MrBook
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Today is National Dictionary Day. It was created as an unofficial holiday to celebrate the birth of Noah Webster in 1758! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyLovesLibraries #TheMoreYouKnow

LukkiAnn It is boss‘s day also 😹😹😹 2y
MrBook @LukkiAnn I've been lucky in usually having great bosses. 😁🙌🏻 2y
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BooksAndChopsticks
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Today's #wordoftheday
A little boring, but hey, it's Friday!!! 🤓

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Yeah_I_Read
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Love this! Probably not so much for those affected by Irma rn ☹️

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Liberty
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monkeygirlsmama 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
Soubhiville Hahahaha! 👍 yep. 🤣😂🤣😂 2y
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kspenmoll 😂😂👏 2y
aloslibrary 👌😂 2y
StaceyKondla This made me actually LOL 😂 2y
brilliantglow 😂😂😂 2y
bio_chem06 I'm stealing this and sharing it with everyone I know, I couldn't stop laughing! 2y
Avanders 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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Eyelit
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This made me laugh today. 😆 #wtforecast

Jennick2004 😝🤣😝🤣 2y
Soubhiville Hahaha! @MrBook will appreciate this! 2y
MrBook @Soubhiville 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
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readordierachel 😂😂 2y
Laura317 I'm literally speechless. And by literally, I mean figuratively. 😂 2y
Cupofjo Best weather app ever! 😂😂😂 2y
Linear I need this in my life 2y
mrozzz That's such sassy perfection 2y
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Carissa-Green-Reads
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I really enjoy Litsy but my goodness I am slow to accumulate points.

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Megabooks
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Don't you hate it when some starts an article, "The dictionary defines X as..." #lazy #overit I mean this is scientific writing, not high school! ??

Johanna414 Lazy writing 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ridiculous! 3y
Megabooks @Johanna414 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Agree with both. Unfortunately the writing didn't get better. 😒 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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I just feel like someone here needs to know about this job opportunity. https://www.merriam-webster.com/jobs/content-social-media-manager

Cinfhen Definitely going to be perfect for some Litten🙌🏻 3y
TheWordJar M-W wins the game of Twitter! Hope whoever replaces the outgoing person keeps it up. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @Cinfhen I know! @TheWordJar I'm kind of nervous because it's one of my favorite social media accounts. Also, I think it's got a lot of people thinking more about words and how they're used. 3y
TheWordJar And that is so important these days! Anything that makes words and their meanings "cool" (do the kids still use that word?) to people who otherwise might not care is OK in my book. (Also illustrating why I couldn't do that job! ?) 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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I found out today that one of the geniuses (I assume there's more than one) running MW's social media, specifically Twitter, is leaving for another job. MW on Twitter is my favorite social media account. The snark and sassiness had been a source of joy and I hope that they can maintain it.

drokka They've certainly been having a great time with the US government of late. 🤣 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @drokka And they're trolling people too when they post trending look ups. My favorite was misogyny after the election. A large portion of Twitter was "and you just NOW thought to look that up"?! 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan
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One of my most recent book purchases was a Merriam Webster Dictionary for a friend's daughter. Yes, it can be found online but when you're writing a paper and don't want to be distracted what you need to not do? Also, I'm a fan of knowing how to use dictionaries, libraries, etc. Now I've found out she's been following experiments on YouTube and experimenting at home. Next up, a poster of the period table. Any book suggestions would be welcome!

LibrarianRyan I love all the Asher science books. They are fun but really well done. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @LibrarianRyan Thank you! You always come through with great suggestions. My friend's daughter is doing things like learning how to make goo on YouTube and then trying to figure it how to do it better. She's 11 and we all want to encourage this - safety first, of course. (edited) 3y
LibrarianRyan @jpmcwisemorgan that is so cool. I was like that once (minus the you tube). 3y
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TirzahPrice
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Some new packaging for Etsy shop items! You guys, I swear this dictionary was already a goner before I started slashing pages.

Bookworm83 Cute!! 3y
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Brenley
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Day 27 of #riotgrams is this #doorstopper I picked up at a flea market. It's serving as a plant holder and Batman display. @bookriot

Gayan I love this!!!💖 3y
CrowCAH Wow that's a huge book! But love it! 😍 3y
lynneamch Yes, I think that's like the one we always pulled down from the top shelf of the front closet. Looking back, it seems we could have found a more convenient place. 😆 Going to visit my mom next month. I'll have to see if it's still there. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Thickest book I've ever seen! 3y
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Gina
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Found this at the Milwaukee Domes today and couldn't pass it up. Made with 1870s Webster dictionary pages.
Www.VintageDictionaryArt.com

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Gina
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The German noun feinschmecker literally means "fine-taster" from fein "fine" and schmecker "taster". The word entered English in the late 19th century.

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jpmcwisemorgan
Pickpick

I'm marking this a pick for the Merriam Webster Twitter account. The person and persons responsible for their account is/are brilliant. If you love words and don't mind some subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) politics with your words this is a social media must follow.

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bewareofwords
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End of the first week of the new semester, and you know what that means--lots and lots of new books! #englishmajor #college

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EvieBee
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Scrabble night with Mr. Eve! Tuesdays have turned into board game night for the past month. We got this at Barnes and Noble this morning. #wordnerds

My husband forgot how to spell "egg". We had quite a laugh!

MrBook 😂👏🏻 3y
Nebklvr And here i thought it was an abbreviation eeg 3y
LindsayReads 😂😂 great new tradition! 3y
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TheBookAddict 🤣🤣👏🏽👌🏽 3y
EvieBee @Nebklvr Me too! Until I caught it lol. Too busy taking a picture. 3y
EvieBee @LindsayReads Thank you! It's been fun. 😁 3y
courtney Love that you guys have weekly game nights!! So cute 3y
EvieBee @courtney Thank you so much! Xx 3y
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KimmyM
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I am cozied up and working my way through this book tonight. I love word puzzles!

#puzzles

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RiotMom
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Crying at these dictionaries throwing shade... 😂😂😂

RanaElizabeth MW's twitter account is always on point. 3y
acc5446 this made me LOL for real 😆 3y
Megabooks 😒😒😂😂 3y
LeahBergen Ooo, must find and follow! 😂 3y
BookNerdBritt Their twitter account is hilarious! No shortage of shade to be found. (edited) 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Cool article explaining the origins of some holiday words -- perfect for word-nerds! Enjoy! https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/wassail-yule-holiday-word-origins

Godmotherx5 Very interesting. Thanks for posting the article. 3y
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Horrortorte
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(German) Deppen-Denglish in action. This hurts...

#heroes #grammar

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Apinlibraryland
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My #booktree from last year! Circumstances prevented me from putting one up this year, unfortunately. Next year!

ReadingOver50 Awesome 3y
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angrylilasian
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😂😂😂

hwheaties 👌🏼👍🏼 3y
BookishMarginalia But it is such a good word. So handy. So useful. So shiny and new 😇 3y
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silentrequiem The MW twitter is the best. 3y
Laura317 Love! 😂😂 3y
Suet624 It's the best word. 3y
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Lindy
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shawnmooney 😤😢😤😢😤😢 3y
Hobbinol Wow 3y
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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My little friend here helped me pick a word for Dictionary Day! #hauntedbooktober 🎃📖🎃📖🎃📖🎃📖🎃📖🎃📖🎃📖
#dictionaryday #hauntings #livelaughbooksoctober #spooktacularbooks #lilbookishoctober

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becausetrains
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Didn't get it, but if anyone wants this 12" x 9" x 6" behemoth, it's only $7 ?? #ArlingtonBookSale

TheNextBook Lmao!!! Where was I when you guys found this!? That looks ridiculously heavy! 3y
BookishFeminist @TheNextBook No idea, you were flitting all over the place! It was so heavy! Could you imagine if this fucker fell on you?! 3y
TheNextBook @BookishFeminist That would suck! Or if you accidentally dropped it on your foot. That books is bigger then some newborns! 3y
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BookishFeminist @TheNextBook After holding it I'm willing to bet it's heavier than most newborns! 😳 Book of mass destruction. Grateful for Google now. 😂 3y
JPeterson Haha! Maybe I should have gotten it - we have a couple with their baby coming over for dinner tonight. Then I could compare. For book science! 😂 @BookishFeminist @TheNextBook 3y
JSW What's the shipping cost? 😝 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Huge! And how quickly times have changed.... I think that every time I see another pile of Encyclopedias at the recycling center. 3y
Zelma I would have been tempted! We use our hardcover dictionary quite often. 👍 3y
RebeccaSpeas Amazing 😂 3y
ValerieAndBooks They're going the way of phone books (my neighborhood just had a phone book delivery and I was wondering the heck why)! But, hey, it's an antique! 3y
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Ukulelebob
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You would not believe how many words are in this book. Like so many. Seriously though doesn't Google make this book obsolete. The internet has affectively turned the dictionary and its cousin thesaurus out on the streets.