A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language. Until the completion of the English Dictionary, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent English dictionary. According to Walter Jackson Bate, the Dictionary "easily ranks as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship, and probably the greatest ever performed by one individual who labored under anything like the disadvantages in a comparable length of time".
Dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings, and authorized by the names of the writers in whose works they are found.
By Samuel Johnson. Abridged from the rev. H. J. Todd's, corrected and enlarged quarto edition, by Alexander Chalmers. Published in 1826.