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    Good Morning all you fellow February funk fighters,

    Is this a thing? Do we classical homeschoolers have a favorite dictionary? I’m thinking there is one option over another known for beautiful use of words?

    I mean, Alexa is a fine-enough wordsmith in a pinch, but it’s a little impersonal, amIright?

    What do you use?

    ~Crystal, and 6 beside

    2019-2020 school year:
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    #2
    Originally posted by CrystalEv View Post
    Good Morning all you fellow February funk fighters,

    Is this a thing? Do we classical homeschoolers have a favorite dictionary? I’m thinking there is one option over another known for beautiful use of words?

    I mean, Alexa is a fine-enough wordsmith in a pinch, but it’s a little impersonal, amIright?

    What do you use?
    My favourite (and recommended years ago by my linguistics professor) is the Random House College Dictionary. The last I checked it was no longer in print, but I few years ago I found a used copy online for my mother since hers was falling apart. There is now a Random House College Webster's Dictionary, but I did not find that as complete. I always felt that RHC gave a good sense of the etymology of the word, which is probably a main reason why my linguistics professor recommended it for our class. Anyway, just my thought!

    Monica

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      #3
      We have a 2001 Webster's II New College Dictionary (hardbound). I hate the Webster's thesaurus, but this older dictionary has Latin & Greek roots, a concise definition, multiple relevant meanings, and clear, crisp text, clean margins and biographical entries as well as many Greek Myths characters.

      It's working well for us. My old compact unabridged was too heavy to get off a shelf.
      Mama to 2

      Summer:
      MPK with SC1 Phonics & Math
      SY 20/21
      4A

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        #4
        Our classrooms have American Heritage Dictionary in them. But I think young people think it is entirely outdated to look up definitions in a book instead of Google!

        Tanya

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