Author:Joseph Emerson Worcester

Joseph Emerson Worcester
American lexicographer
Joseph Emerson Worcester


  • A Geographical Dictionary, or Universal Gazetteer, Ancient and Modern (1817, enlarged 1823)
  • A Gazetteer of the United States (1818)
  • Elements of Geography, Ancient and Modern (1819)
  • Sketches of the Earth and its Inhabitants (1823)
  • Elements of History, Ancient and Modern, accompanied by an Historical Atlas (1826)
  • Epitome of History (reissue of above, 1827)
  • Outlines of Scripture Geography (1828)
  • Johnson's Dictionary, as improved by Todd and abridged by Chalmers, with Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary combined, to which is added Walker's Key (1828)
  • A Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language with Pronouncing Vocabularies (1830)
  • A Universal and Critical Dictionary of the English Language (1846)
  • A Gross Literary Fraud exposed; relating to the Publication of Worcester's Dictionary in London: Together with Three Appendixes; Including the Answer of S. Converse to an Attack on him by Messrs. G. & C. Merriam (1854)
  • A Dictionary of the English Language (1860)
  • An Elementary Dictionary for the Common Schools with Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical Scripture and Modern Geographical Names
  • An Elementary Dictionary of the English Language
  • A Primary Dictionary of the English Language


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