How to check the spelling of a word
To find words in the Dictionary it is important to know the alphabet well. You will need to be able to judge quickly whether any word comes before or after another one, this is called alphabetical order. If the first letters of two words are the same, look at the next letters to decide the correct order.
How to find a word
Words are printed in large bold type at the upper top left-hand and right-hand corner of any page to help you quickly find a word in the Dictionary. The first of these two words show you which is the first word on that page, the second shows you which is the last words to be found on that page.
Once you have found the word you are looking for you need to understand a few common conventions to make best use of your dictionary.