The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionary

The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionary

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The bestselling dictionary-now available in a larger paperback format for the first time.A resource favorite since 1958, The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionary features:

Highly readable type

Clear, precise definitions

Easy-to-follow advice on correct usage and grammar

Foreign words and phrases

Boxed inserts on etymologies and language usage

Current phrases, slang, and scientific terms

Special notes on word origins

Tables of weights and measurements

Languages and language families

Tables of signs and symbols

Comprehensive listing of abbreviations

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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 140.7 x 214.9 x 36.1mm | 607.82g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 3rd
  • 014200314X
  • 9780142003145
  • 2,104,826

About Philip D Morehead

Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.
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