An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Noah
AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INTENDED TO
The origin, affinities and primary signification of
English words, as far as they have been ascertained.
The genuine orthography and pronunciation of words,
according to general usage, or to just principles of
Accurate and discriminating definitions, with
numerous authorities and illustrations.
Note from NH
State Rep. Timothy Horrigan; April 22, 2013: Even
though a dictionary is not really a language, a secessionist group
called the "Union
States People on New Hampshire" has declared the 1828 edition
of Noah Webster's American Dictionary to be the state's official
language. Indeed, their charter states that it is "our only
language; to the exclusion of all other words and definitions from
any source whatever." I don't know how that is supposed to
work in practice, given that 185 years of history have happened
since then, along with 185 years-worth of new words.