The World Book Dictionary is a two-volume English dictionary published as a supplement to the World Book Encyclopedia. It was originally published in This dictionary, from the editors of The World Book Encyclopedia, combines all the features of a traditional dictionary with the readability of World Book. The World Book Dictionary [Inc. World Book, Robert K. Barnhart] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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    World Book Dictionary

    World Book Dictionary (2 Volume Set) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The World Book Dictionary was developed by experts to be clear, informative, and easy to understand. The last thing a dictionary needs to be is intimidating. An English language dictionary, in two volumes, that provides definitions, spellings, and pronunciations to more than terms.

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    Your books are not really that old. I have antique books, including books that are about years old that are no more valuable than any modern second hand book. It is possible that you may be lucky enough to have a rare book in your hands, but sadly unlikely.

    You need to go see a real expert in person By anne [58 Posts, Comments] December 21, found this helpful Those books are not old enough to have any great value. With the internet, info is so easy to get on any topic, which makes encyclopedias outdated and not worth much.

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    Except maybe to someone who doesn't have access to the internet. Even so, the books have outdated info for the most part.

    By DCA [4 Posts, 2, Comments] December 24, found this helpful Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc. Like the encyclopedia, it is designed to be user friendly to young people, yet comprehensive enough to be useful to adults.

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    The definitions are designed with consideration for the age at which a person usually encounters the word. Quotations or sample sentences are offered with many words.

    Most proper names are excluded, leaving their treatment to the encyclopedia. The word list is based on a formula for calculating frequency of use.

    Originally covering about , words, it has expanded to over , words with over 3, illustrations, making it considerably larger than most dictionaries, though not of "unabridged" scope. Its vocabulary has largely been drawn from the Century Dictionary , the Oxford English Dictionary , and Barnhart's own extensive quotation file begun in the s.

    From the World Book Dictionary was updated annually and received a major revision in With the decline of traditional lexicography and the death of Clarence Barnhart in , the work appears to have fallen almost into obscurity having been overshadowed by the World Book Encyclopedia , which also includes the dictionaries as part of the set.

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