Lexicography Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Lexicography

  1. Johnson, Samuel (1709–1784) literary scholar, creator of first comprehensive lexicographical work of English. [Br. Hist.: EB, V: 591]
  2. Murray, James (1837–1915) renowned editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. [Br. Hist.: Caught in the Web of Words]
  3. Oxford English Dictionary (OED) great multi-volume historical dictionary of English. [Br. Hist.: Caught in the Web of Words]
  4. Webster, Noah (1758–1843) philologist and compiler of popular comprehensive American dictionary. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 902]
  5. “Webster’s” now used generically, synonymous in U.S. with authoritativeness in a dictionary. [Am. Cult.: Misc.]