Noah Webster


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United States lexicographer (1758-1843)

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It is only thanks to Noah Webster that we have had such freedom to send emails and look up worldwide web addresses over the past few decades.
As his name indicates, Izaak's ancestry can be traced to both Izaak Walton, the best known angler in history, and Noah Webster, the most famous of all lexicographers.
Outside, in Greenfield Village, stood many architectural artifacts--a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, Thomas Edison's laboratories, the homes of Stephen Foster and Noah Webster, a Southern plantation house, the Wright Brothers's bicycle shop, a gristmill, and a stagecoach tavern, to choose just a few examples--that had been purchased, carefully disassembled, and then rebuilt by Ford's carpenters and craftsmen.
He follows the history of the English language with a salute to forerunner linguists Samuel Johnson and Noah Webster and to the contributors who volunteered literary research and summaries of each word's beginning and acquired meanings through the medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras.
A report to the Society on November 8, 1857, sowed the seeds for an entirely new dictionary, one which would dwarf Samuel Johnson's book of just 43,500 words and would eclipse the dictionary by the US scholar Noah Webster which listed 70,000.
Nonetheless, Noah Webster, who bad several offbeat theories of his own and appreciated a good one, called Court de Gebelin's work "the most curious etymological analysis ever exhibited perhaps in any language.
Wired News now inserts a hyphen into e-mail (and every other e-word) as God and Noah Webster intended.
Noah Webster made dictionaries popular in the early 1800s using the format of nearly every dictionary before or since: A-Z alphabetized entries of words, followed by words defining them.
In 1801, American proto-epidemiologist (and future lexicographer) Noah Webster speculated that the 1770 epidemic "must have been the real plague" (6), what we now call "bubonic plague.
Through these influences an American fascination with etymology emerges in the emphasis on etymology, spelling, and puns fostered by Noah Webster in his dictionaries and spelling books and in Emerson's emphasis on nouns as the basis of language in Nature.
In 1818, Noah Webster estimated that more than 5 million copies of his Spelling Book had been sold in a country with a population below 20 million, and every purchase decision was made freely by an individual or family because there was no government-run education system that controlled textbook selection.
As she notes, representive government put the male citizen in a dependent role akin to that of a wife, a situation to be applauded rather than decried in the eyes of Federalist writers such as Noah Webster.
Let the people have property," observed Noah Webster, "and they will have power -- a power that will forever be exerted to prevent a restriction of the press, and abolition of trial by jury, or the abridgement of any other privilege.
NOAH WEBSTER DEFINED DISCIPLINE AS A SPECIFIC BRANCH OF knowledge.