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    National Health Service or any similar state scheme" (Landau). Spending time looking through dictionaries helps to gain a much better understanding of a word  many think they know very well. The various dictionaries containing private states it as meaning "seclusion, apart from the public body, a soldier with rank below corporal, etc." which are the meanings that are previously understood.  Many of the dictionaries have several definitions that seem similar.  Modern definitions often say the same thing

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    Definition Essay - The Word 'Private'

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    When searched for in a dictionary, it can be found that the definitions don't vary much between the three dictionaries, although the dictionary from 1913 had a few dissimilar terms. The word private was looked up in Webster Dictionary from 1913,  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition, and the Oxford English Dictionary: Second Edition. Many people think of private as meaning something in solitude, or secretive. Reading these dictionary entries revealed the labyrinthine

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    of its usage over the past decades. My research regarding the meaning of the word private was accounted from three dictionaries. The three dictionaries that have been selected are - Webster’s New World dictionary of the American language (1961), Webster – An American dictionary of the English language(1844) and Oxford English Dictionary (1989) According to all these dictionaries private had three differentiable meanings. The first one was - of concerning a particular person or a group, not general

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    Johnson's Dictionary was significant because it sat the standard for lexicon in both Britain and the United States, besides it was the major work of codification, and the first acknowledge variation in meaning and usage. As there was no recognized academy in Britain, Dr. Johnson had done his huge work in two large volumes over eight years. His dictionary which wrote with personal efforts contains more than 40000 words, and about 114000

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    Manga and Anime

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    Manga and anime are popular for many people around the world and has been one of Japan’s most lucrative businesses. Manga and anime are misunderstood by some Americans who are unable to recognize the draw to them. To understand both styles, people need to know where they came from and what makes them a preferred interest of so many others. Japanese scroll paintings called the Animal Scrolls progressed into what today is known as manga and then into anime. Animal Scrolls are from the middle of the

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    Defining Community

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    of a community, one might associate the word with life back in their hometown.  After reading through the definitions of community in numerous dictionaries, it is clear that community is so much more than the place you grow up in. It is interesting that the definition of one word could change so drastically over a decade. According to A Dictionary of American English, (1847) the definition of a community is “a communistic or socialistic society.”  Although it isn't hard to identify the idea of each

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    Etymology and Analysis of the Word Burn

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    up a dictionary to discover the many different meanings of the same word. Have you ever wondered where the meaning of the word originated? Maybe you have asked what a word means when another has used it out of context. How did one word come to mean so many different things? This paper will allow me to explore the definition of burn and where it originated. I will also discover how it has changed over the years and what the definition is today. Slang is the key reason words take on new meaning

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    How Do You Define a Citizen? Dictionary Library. Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1966 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city; a member of a state; having the rights and duties of a citizen. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1962 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, to burgess or freeman of a city. 1. formerly, a native or inhabitant, especially

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    The Meaning of Service

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    the well-being of others.  Not surprisingly, a similar definition was found in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  Service is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the action of serving, helping, or benefiting; conduct tending to the welfare or advantage of another; condition or employment of a public servant; friendly or professional assistance."  Furthermore, in Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, service is described as "the occupation or function of serving others; employment

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    formation and the use of dictionaries, style, traditional grammar textbooks, and the resembling. According to an article by Richard Nordquist, “the most important period of codification[ in English] was probably the 18th century, which saw the publications of hundreds of dictionaries and grammars, including Samuel Johnson's monumental dictionary of the English language(17550 [in great Britain ] and noah Webster’s the American spelling book(1783) in the united states “(Routledge dictionary of English langiage

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