Merriam-Webster Unabridged

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Merriam-Webster Unabridged is a large, comprehensive American dictionary. It is built on the solid foundation of Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged and is the best source of current information about the English language. Merriam-Webster Unabridged includes rich, clear definitions, which have been enhanced with over 123,000 author quotations. Supplementary notes provide additional context, and usage paragraphs offer clear guidance and suggestions for words with confused or disputed usage. Dates of first known use are being added, and editorial style changes are being made throughout the dictionary to make entries more readable and easier to understand.