Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 03:03:53 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: HEL and dictionaries


Unless you are held up and spend most of the term on OE, Indo-European roots

and the like, I would recommend the Merriam-Webster 10th. Definitions are

entered in historical order, and thus it is possible to learn a great deal

about sense development. Also, there is an excellent frontmatter essay on the

English Language.AHD definitions are arranged from what the editors believe

to be the most commonly used sense to, I guess, the least common.