Dictionaries and Thesauruses Perfect for Students of All Ages

A Dictionary or a Thesaurus Can be a Valuable Aid to anyone’s Library

Whether you a wee child just learning to read or an senior adult wanting to keep sharp, a trustworthy dictionary and thesaurus can help you grown your vocabulary for life.

It is obviously important to learn to read, and dictionaries can be huge boons to little kids. And children who end up being more successful tend to be raised in families that use words well, and are exposed to a large amount of words. Familiarizing children with appropriate dictionaries can help them learn to use this valuable tool from early one.

But dictionaries and thesauruses can be essential for adults to grow their vocabulary. And it is important to grow your vocabulary: as it is important to your career, how others see you and how you enjoy books.

I will show you some excellent dictionaries and thesauruses that will really help improve everyone’s use of language.

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary

Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically (in slipcase with reading glass) (v. 1-20)

Here is a classic, beautiful dictionary in a slipcase for protection. This dictionary was more than 100 years in the making. The Oxford English Dictionary is acclaimed as the world’s greatest dictionary. Along with simple definitions of words you will find a fascinating guide to the history and evolution of the language. This dictionary is considered a work of scholarship itself, maybe one of the world’s best. According to the Washington Post has written that “no one who reads or writes seriously can be without the Oxford English Dictionary.” However, the price is generally prohibitive, now the compact dictionary makes it more approachable.

The Oxford English Dictionary is known to be the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from Medieval Times to the present day. The Dictionary defines over one half a million words. Besides learning how just simple definitions, the extensive – over 2.5 million illustrative quotations – will help put the words in context. This is the gold standard of dictionaries, and now you can bring it to your home in hardcover or multi-media CD form.

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically (in slipcase with reading glass) (v. 1-20)The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, Complete Text Reproduced Micrographically (in slipcase with reading glass) (v. 1-20)

Word Loving Calendars – Learn a Dictionary in a Year!

Words You Should Know to Sound Smart 2017 Daily CalendarWords You Should Know to Sound Smart 2017 Daily CalendarForgotten English 2017 Boxed/Daily CalendarForgotten English 2017 Boxed/Daily Calendar2017 SHAKESPEAREAN INSULTS Daily Desk/ Box Calendar2017 SHAKESPEAREAN INSULTS Daily Desk/ Box Calendar365 New Words Notepad + Calendar 2017365 New Words Notepad + Calendar 2017Wild Words from Wild Women 2017 Day-to-Day CalendarWild Words from Wild Women 2017 Day-to-Day Calendar

Display Your Dictionaries in a Beautiful Dictionary Stand

A beautiful dictionary deserves a beautiful place of furniture to set it off and protect it.

Swivel Dictionary Large Stand Solid Hardwood with a Honey FinishSwivel Dictionary Large Stand Solid Hardwood with a Honey FinishFreestanding Book Stand, Mahogany FinishFreestanding Book Stand, Mahogany FinishOklahoma Sound 70-MY Portable Presentation LecternOklahoma Sound 70-MY Portable Presentation LecternIronwood Dictionary Stand from Dixie OakIronwood Dictionary Stand from Dixie Oak

The Story of Noah Webster and the First Dictionary

The inventor of the American dictionary was Noah Webster.

A Selection of Important Thesauruses for When you Just Need to Find that New Word

Any writer knows that you cannot just use the same word over and over – and a trusty thesaurus comes into play.

The Merriam-Webster ThesaurusThe Merriam-Webster ThesaurusRoget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition (21st Century Reference)Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition (21st Century Reference)The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide To Character ExpressionThe Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Character ExpressionPocket Oxford American Dictionary & ThesaurusPocket Oxford American Dictionary & ThesaurusThe American Heritage Children's ThesaurusThe American Heritage Children’s Thesaurus

Recommended Dictionaries for Children

Scholastic Children's DictionaryScholastic Children’s DictionaryMerriam-Webster Children's DictionaryMerriam-Webster Children’s DictionaryThe American Heritage Children's DictionaryThe American Heritage Children’s DictionaryMy First DictionaryMy First DictionaryMacmillan Dictionary for ChildrenMacmillan Dictionary for Children

Why Should You Purchase a Dictionary or Thesaurus When the Internet is there?

Because books are cool. Holding a book, smelling it and browsing through it excites the imagination like nothing else.

Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language

This is another excellent unabridged dictionary.

If you are not yet up to the Oxford English Dictionary, this dictionary opens a world of words to you.

Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language: New Revised EditionWebster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language: New Revised Edition

Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

“The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary” offers some 1,600 wickedly clever definitions to the vocabulary of everyday life. A little evil and fun because Bierce did not hold with sacred cows. Bierce targets just about any part of the human condition from infant-hood to death.

The Unabridged Devil's DictionaryThe Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: Spanish-/English/English-Spanish (Larousse Diccionario/Dictionary (English-Spanish/Espanol-Ingles)) Blg Una Edition by Larousse (Author)

Learning bi-lingual fluency in Spanish and English is more and more desirable in the United States.

Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: Spanish-/English/English-Spanish (Larousse Diccionario/Dictionary (English-Spanish/Espanol-Ingles))Larousse Unabridged Dictionary: Spanish-/English/English-Spanish (Larousse Diccionario/Dictionary (English-Spanish/Espanol-Ingles))

Dictionaries and Thesaurus are Valuable Part’s of anyone’s Library

Whether you are just beginning to read, or are a college professor – dictionaries are still invaluable parts of your learning .

photo ID – dictionary in Bate’s Reading Room in Boston Public Library – courtesy Flickr photographer Trevor

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  1. Dictionaries and thesauruses are so important to children these days, it seems the english language is not that important to be taught. They need to broaden their vocabularies and these will certainly help.

  2. I still use my dictionary even though I am not a student anymore :) I still remember my boys first dictionary.

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