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a compiler or writer of a dictionary

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Muneer Lukhnavi was a lexicographer who compiled a number of small and large dictionaries.
It's in three sections, Tolkien as Lexicographer, Tolkien as Word Wright, and Word Studies, are followed by an epilogue which assesses Tolkien's influences on the English Language.
Irish lexicographers can hardly be in much doubt about the meaning of the word Gaeilge in the Irish language, and surely they must know that there are Corpais Ghaeilge 1600-1882 in Scotland and Man as well as in Ireland?
English lexicographers owe a debt of gratitude to that tendency.
It is no surprise then that English is constantly reinventing and transforming itself, in response to shifts in culture and society -a phenomenon that Lexicographers at the New Oxford Dictionary of English have been meticulously tracking for many years.
While the computer and technology fields contributed a vast array of new definitions, including "MPEG," "MP3," "weblog," "muitiplatform," and more, Oxford reports that its lexicographers have uncovered new words and usage in every area of human endeavor.
The dictionary's lexicographers in England have had to alter the way they certify words: By tradition, a word has to be used five times, in five different places, over five years.
An OED spokeswoman said the words were included by OED lexicographers because of the frequency with which they had been appearing in the English-language media in Britain and in the rest of the English-speaking world.
Bravery and patriotism, as defined by Talibs and their cousins make lexicographers of all languages weep.
And now lexicographers will have to come up with a new definition for the word ``liberals.
Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett wrote the screenplay for Howard Hawks' 1941 comedy about a burlesque dancer who moves in with eight stuffy lexicographers.
After much debate, Israel's chief lexicographers have emerged with a ruling: Europe's new currency, as it is officially spelled in Hebrew, is pronounced "arrow.
Helen McManners of Oxford University Press says the lexicographers end up with millions of words to choose from.
The first lexicographers," Blank writes, "do not much concern themselves with the nature and the forms of a common language, but with the mysterious, recondite languages that most people could not understand" (23).
Hugo of Pisa, Giovanni Balbi, Calepino and the Estienne family were all important lexicographers, influencing later English dictionary makers.