A dictionary is a collection of words, each on accompanied by a preferred pronunciation, an etymology and one or more definitions with citations illustrating literary usage. It seems clear that the editors of the dictionary must have spent many hours crafting clear and succinct definitions, ones that will reveal the precise nuances of meaning. Furthermore, it goes without saying that they have lavished especial attention and care on the meaning of a word as important to the dictionary-user as WORD.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
Word Ways: Vol. 12
, Article 20.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol12/iss3/20