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The Penguin Webster Handy College Dictionary

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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

Book News Annotation:

This quick reference for students and general readers provides pronunciations and concise definitions for thousands of words commonly used in American English. Etymological, usage, and grammatical notes are given in special boxed sections found at the end of selected entries (in all, less than ten percent of the total). Supplemental materials include tables of weights and measurements, a world gazetteer, and listings of proper forms of address in correspondence.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The bestselling dictionary is now available in a larger paperback format for the first time.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142003145
Prepared:
Morehead, Philip D.
Editor:
Morehead, Albert H.
Prepared by:
Morehead, Philip D.
Prepared:
Morehead, Philip D.
Editor:
Morehead, Albert H.
Editor:
Morehead, Loy
Author:
Morehead, Philip D.
Editor:
Morehead, Loy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third Edition, Revised
Series:
Reference
Series Volume:
108-6
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
8.46x5.54x1.42 in. 1.34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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