Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus

Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus

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This work is completely revised from the previous edition. It has increased page count, more dictionary entries, 61,000 total, 13,000 thesaurus entries, 3,000 new dictionary terms, such as biscotti, dot.com, gene therapy, home page, no brainer, portobello mushroom, skybox, surgicenter, and veggie. Its revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts. It is based on the authoritative "Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition".
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  • Hardback | 768 pages
  • 165 x 242 x 46mm | 1,091g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0764563394
  • 9780764563393
  • 653,511

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The first and only American reference book of its kind, this outstanding Webster's New World dictionary is also a thesaurus! Based on the universally acclaimed Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, and Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus, it combines the best features of both in a single, easy-to-use volume.
Through decades of linguistic research, Webster's New World editors have crafted a uniquely modern guide to American English. The dictionary segment of this volume includes 61,000 entries providing clear, precise, and reliable definitions of all of today's most commonly used words. Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms are included, as well as common abbreviations. Word derivations are provided to help you better understand the language and its use.
All the dictionary entries in this volume appear in the top portion of each page. In the bottom portion are the corresponding thesaurus entries. These list a wide array of synonyms that can add variety to every type of writing. Students, writers, speakers, editors, crossword puzzle buffs - anyone who has a need for just the right word - will find these entries uniquely helpful and easy to use.
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Discover the Dictionary That's Also a Thesaurus!
Unique in concept and design, this groundbreaking resource combines two great Webster's New World reference works in a single volume. Dictionary entries and corresponding thesaurus entries appear together on each page, so you can check the spelling and definitions of a word and also research its synonyms - all at a single glance.
On every page you'll find
A Dictionary
* Concise, readable, up-to-date definitions
* Clear, accurate pronunciation and usage information
* Widely used scientific and technical terms
* Over 14,000 etymologies for greater understanding
A Thesaurus
* Lists of helpful, concrete examples
* Synonyms clearly keyed to dictionary entries
* Cross-references for even more information
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Table of contents

Staff. Foreword. Guide to the Use of This Book. The Dictionary. I Guide Words. II The Main Entry Word. III Pronunciation. IV Part of Speech Labels. V Inflected Forms. VI Etymology. VII The Definitions. VIII Usage Labels. IX Run in Derived Entries. The Thesaurus. I Arrangement of Entries. II Part of Speech Labels. III The Entry Block. IV Homographs and Superscripts. V Suggestions for Using the Thesaurus. Guide to Pronunciation. I Pronunciation Style. II Pronunciation Key. III Foreign Sounds. IV Stress Marks. Abbreviations and Symbols Used in This Book. Dictionary and Thesaurus. Weights and Measures. International Metric System. The United States. U.S. Cities. Presidents of the United States. Canada. Nations of the World.
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About Charlton Laird

The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
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