[Lexicog] archaic entries

Amsler, Robert robert.amsler at HQ.DOE.GOV
Mon Feb 13 16:48:52 UTC 2006

In Webster's Third the comments are in the- "Explanatory Notes" section
under "Status labels"
In Webster's New World they are in the "Guide to the Dictionary" section
under "What are USAGE LABELS & NOTES and how are they used"

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I don't have a copy of Merriam-Webster's Third New International (1961, 
1993) dictionary or Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth
(2004) to hand. From your message it looks like the definitions of 
"obsolete", "archaic", etc. for Merriam-Webster's are in the A-Z but the

same definitions in Webster's New World College Dictionary are in a
section. Is that correct? I also assume 1755 is chosen in
because that was the year Samuel Johnson published his dictionary.

John Roberts

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