Webster's New World College Dictionary, Indexed Fourth Edition

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9780028631189: Webster's New World College Dictionary, Indexed Fourth Edition

Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World College Dictionary. This fourth edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for this age of instant global communication. This authoritative reference now includes 5,000 new entries and the only four-color atlas offered by a dictionary of this size. New words, new Americanisms, and new biographical and geographical entries are fully integrated into the single alphabetical listing. Thousands of new uses and meanings have been added to many existing entries. The expanded reference section provides easy access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic information. Unsurpassed for nearly half a century for its reliability, clarity, and precision, Webster's New World College Dictionary provides the most accurate and current information available anywhere. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
* clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
* thousands of examples of current word usage
* more than 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs, and maps
* page and text redesigned for even greater readability
* the official dictionary of the Associated Press

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Is "legislator" pronounced with an "er" sound at the end or an "or"? Is the Jewish festival of lights spelled "Chanukah," "Hanuka," or "Hanukkah"? With Webster's New World College Dictionary, which promises to describe rather than prescribe, you can take your pick. The dictionary includes more than 150,000 entries, including brief biographical and geographical notes and useful drawings and diagrams (depictions of four kinds of buoys, for example). The guide to pronunciation and symbols is given on every other page, handy for those who don't like to refer to the inside cover each time they forget how to pronounce the sound of the schwa (of course, the guides on the inside and front covers are more extensive). Starred words refer to Americanisms, which number more than 11,000, such as "hornswoggle" and "Hopi" and "kitchenette." The definitions themselves are clear and simple and seldom have you scurrying to another page for a definition of the definition. Easy to use and understand, Webster's New World College Dictionary is a fine addition to any high school or college student's desk set. --Rebecca A. Staffel

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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWN–OVER 163,000 ENTRIES

Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.

Up-to-Date Entries for Today’s World

Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more.

Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps

Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them.

Expanded Reference Information with a Four-Color World Atlas

Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. Special sections also include important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full-color maps of the world.

Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries

The people and places that shape our worldview are fully covered. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs.

Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms

To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and distinguish among their meanings.

Easy to Read and Use

Each page is designed so you don’t have to work to find the information you want.

The Definitive Guide to American English

Webster’s New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms – more than 12,000 – than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic defining style is itself uniquely American.

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