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A NEW

SCHOOL DICTIONARY

OF THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

EMBRACELETS TO GET

EMBRACING A CAREFULLY PREPARED VOCABULARY OF WORDS POP
USE, TOGETHER WITH TABLES EXHIBITING THE PRONUNCION
OF ANCIENT AND MODERN BIOGRAPHICAL AND G
GRAPHICAL NAMES, SCRIPTURE PROPER NAMES,

CHRISTIAN NAMES, &C., &C.

PREPARED UPON THE

BASIS OF THE LATEST EDITION OF THE UNBRIDGED

DICTIONARY OF

JOSEPH E. WORCESTER, LL!.

REVISED EDITION.

PHILADELPHIA: J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

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PREFACE.

SINCE the publication in 1835 of Dr. Worcester's “ Elementary Dictionary of the English Language" (known as “ Worcester's School Dictionary'), great changes have occurred in the vocabularies of words in common use, many that were then more or less current having now become comparatively obsolete, and very many that were then unknown having become permanently ingrafted upon our language. And although since its first issue considerable improvements have from time to time been made in the “Elementary Dictionary,”—notably its revision and enlargement in 1860,-yet so marked have been the changes of late in our rapidly expanding language, that to meet the present order of things it has been determined to supersede that work by one so essentially new as to embrace such of the principal new words now in common use as will be likely to be referred to, together with such modifications in the definitions of certain words not new as the most modern usage requires.

The present volume is offered to the public as fulfilling these conditions, with the assurance that in its construction great pains have been taken in the preparation of the vocabulary proper, in addition to which will be found embodied in the volume a table of Words and Phrases from Foreign Languages (French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, etc.), with translations into English; tables exhibiting the pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Latinized Geographical, Biographical, and Mythological Names; a table giving the pronunciation of the Names of Distinguished Men of Modern Times ; a table of the Pronunciation of Modern Geographical Names; a table of Abbreviations used in Writing and Printing ; and tables of Weights, Measures, and Moneys, including the Metric System, and the Official Valuation of Foreign Coins.

It is believed by the publishers that the volume will be found to be exceptionally complete in all the requirements of a SCHOOL

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