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Merriam-Webster references to be released for iPod


iPREPpress and Merriam-Webster have announced a series of portable text references for the iPod. The first title, Merriam Webster’s Pocket Dictionary for iPod, is available today for $10. The downloadable dictionary includes 40,000 words and their definitions, a pronunciation guide, abbreviation guide, and a Handbook of Style. Over the next two months, the two companies will release Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster’s Rhyming Dictionary for song and hip-hop writers, Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Atlas, and The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Quotations.

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This is really clever, though I am not sure I would actually use it.

Posted by WldKt on April 5, 2006 at 1:19 PM (CDT)


They’re Also giving away downloads of American Documents such as the Declaration of independence and the Constitution. Just in case you’ve been looking for those.

Posted by WldKt on April 5, 2006 at 1:26 PM (CDT)


Things I would like to know before giving something like this serious consideration and that are not readily discernible from a cursory survey of the Web site: (1) How much space on your device does this occupy? (2) Does the “pronunciation guide” tell you the pronunciations in an audio format? (3) Can you add your own words and annotations? (I’m thinking it could have an iTunes-like UI where you could edit stuff, then sync your iPod to update the database.)

Posted by navamske on April 5, 2006 at 4:08 PM (CDT)


Yeah has anyone downloaded this yet? I want to know how much room it takes up before I pay ten bucks only to not have it fit on my nano.

Posted by ThomasNewman1 on April 5, 2006 at 4:18 PM (CDT)


I have the nano too, how much space does is take? and why is it so cheap? on the “American documents..” are they GIVING, as in free? and if so, where to go to get them? you could just downlod those and put them on your ipod and then see how much space it took up. if its to much or you dont need it, “delete it”

Posted by LawnBoy on April 5, 2006 at 4:31 PM (CDT)


Hay Ilounge can u find out about how much space it take up?

Posted by bond2kill on April 5, 2006 at 7:37 PM (CDT)


The system requirements say 5MB space needed so that gives you a clue as to its size.

Posted by tinac391 on April 5, 2006 at 9:12 PM (CDT)


The M-W Dictionary takes up 3.3MB of space and all 10 of the free US Documents take up 4.6MB of space on the iPod.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on April 5, 2006 at 10:16 PM (CDT)


I downloaded the constitution for kicks, but where do i get the other 9??

Posted by QWER on April 6, 2006 at 6:34 PM (CDT)


What a great idea

Posted by happiness is on April 6, 2006 at 11:27 PM (CDT)


windows only . . . figures

Posted by mrwright on April 7, 2006 at 12:22 AM (CDT)


scratch that lost comment, found the os x version haha

Posted by mrwright on April 7, 2006 at 1:37 AM (CDT)


hey QWER, where was it that you got the constitution? an 3.3 MB is bout how many songs?

Posted by LawnBoy on April 9, 2006 at 9:26 AM (CDT)


Lawnboy, the US Documents (including the Constitution) is on the home page. It is on the left hand side, in the miidle of the page. You’ll see the link. And 3.3 MB is approx 1 song. The average size of a song is 4 MB.

Posted by Andipod on April 9, 2006 at 6:40 PM (CDT)

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