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Random House Websters College Dictionaryby Random House
Synopses & Reviews
The easiest to use. Unlike some dictionaries, Random House Webster’s always lists a word’s most common definitions first, so the meaning you need is easy to find.
The best guidance on word usage. Extensive usage notes in dictionaries, example sentences and synonym studies in thesauruses, clear warnings about sensitive and offensive language. Only Random House Webster’s gives you the words you need and the means to use them well.
All-in-one reference. Ready-reference tables, spelling and punctuation rules, maps, writer’s guides, and other helpful reference materials are included in Random House Webster’s reference books.
The newest words. For over 50 years Random House Webster’s has included the newest words and meanings before any other dictionary. The first college dictionary to include baby-sit (1947) and Internet (1995) now includes B2B, hottie, and more.
Find the Right Word
• More new words than any other dictionary including B2B, bazillion, bleeding edge, cross-post, dot-commer, hotlink, hottie, identity theft, microbrowser, Mifeprex, push poll, streaming, and WML
• Over 207,000 clear definitions with full coverage of words you need, all in A-Z text for easy look-up
• The most common meanings given first to find the right meaning faster
Choose the Right Word
• The clearest advice on avoiding offensive language helps you choose your words carefully
• Extensive coverage of slang, informal, and formal words gives you the right word for every situation
Use the Right Word
• Expert guidance in hundreds of special notes that clearly explain grammar questions, confusable synonyms, common spelling errors, tricky pronunciations, and more
• Easy-to-use writer's guide takes the guesswork out of expressing yourself clearly
• Up-to-the-minute biographical and geographical entries
• Hundreds of illustrations
• Foreign terms
• Over 27 pages of maps and tables
• Signs and symbols
• And more
Websterand#8217;s New Worldand#160;College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Webster's New World name for decades. A clear and accessible defining style, compelling feature notes, full-page tables and charts, hundreds of drawings that complement the definitions, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points make this the perfect dictionary for use at school, at the office, or at home. This brand-new edition has been completely revised and updated.
Websterand#8217;s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Websterand#8217;s New World name for decades. It is a favorite of newsrooms and copy editors nationwide and it is the official dictionary of The Associated Press Stylebook. Webster's New World College Dictionary is collaborating with The Associated Press Stylebook Online to offer a combined service. Please see www.apstylebook.com for details.
This dictionary features a clear and accessible defining style, abundant synonym notes, full-page tables and charts, hundreds of drawings that complement the definitions, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points. It also includes extensive coverage of Americanisms (words, phrases, and senses coined by an American or first used in the United States), all 12,000 of which are specially identified.
This brand-new edition has been completely revised. More than 4,700 entries and senses have been added, including terms from the areas of arts and sports, science and medicine, computers and the Internet, food, business, politics, and law (examples include biodefense, cage match, celebutante, derecho, deleverage, hashtag, stevia, and webinar). Tens of thousands of revisions have been made to existing senses to reflect current usage. Webster's New World College Dictionary is the perfect dictionary for use at school, at the office, or at home.
'This completely revised and updated edition of America\'s dictionary of choice brings you Newer Words Faster. Acquire the very latest vocabulary, like motor voter, ecotourism, fusion cuisine, false memory syndrome, and more. Also includes a handy section of maps reflecting political and geographical changes worldwide.'
About the Author
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. andnbsp;
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