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Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus (Webster's New World)by Webster's New World Dictionary
Synopses & Reviews
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.
* Completely revised from the previous edition.
* 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, veggie
* Revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts
* Based on the authoritative Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
Table of Contents:
II. Guide to the Use of this Book.
III. Abbreviations and Symbols Used in this Book.
IV. A-Z section (741 pages).
V. Reference Back Matter.
VI. Weights & Measures.
VII. International Metric System.
VIII. The United States.
IX. U.S. Cities by Population.
X. Presidents of the United States.
XII. Nations of the World.
XIII. Geographical data (mountains, rivers, etc.).
XIV. Chemical Elements.
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
* 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
* Lists of helpful, concrete examples
* Synonyms clearly keyed to dictionary entries
* Cross-references for even more information
About the Author
The Editors of the Websters 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.
Table of Contents
Guide to the Use of This Book.
I Guide Words.
II The Main Entry Word.
IV Part-of-Speech Labels.
V Inflected Forms.
VII The Definitions.
VIII Usage Labels.
IX Run-in Derived Entries.
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.
Presidents of the United States.
Nations of the World.
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