Synopses & Reviews
Specially designed for students in grades 6−9, The American Heritage Student Dictionary covers the words that students need to know. With more than 74,000 age-appropriate words and 32,000 example sentences showing words used in context, the dictionary brims with vocabulary reflecting recent cultural and scientific developments. Definitions are phrased in a way young people can readily understand. A full-color page design with vivid graphics provides a powerful platform for developing a more sophisticated vocabulary.
- Over 2,000 new words and senses make this the most up-to-date dictionary for todays students.
- New entries include such words as exoplanet, golden goal, nanobot, and zipline as well as new meanings such as cloud (computing) and viral (marketing).
- Stunning contemporary design showcases 2,000 full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams that support the definitions.
- Brand-new program of 200 quotations demonstrates how the very best young-adult authors have chosen their words for maximum effect.
- Over 400 feature notes help students develop a deeper understanding of English by explaining word usage, word history, word building, synonyms, and science terms.
Still more features include biographical and geographical entries on people and places that are important in the curriculum. A program of "soundalikes," like cache/cash and hoard/horde, alerts students to homophones that are easy to confuse and misuse. Up to date, easy to use, and fun to browse, this dictionary is a phenomenal resource for budding readers and writers.
A brand-new, fully revised edition of this outstanding resource for students in grades 6-9, with hundreds of new words, abundant example sentences, lively feature notes, and an all-new full-color art program. This book is the first in our line to use the two-column, marginal-art design of our adult American Heritage Dictionary.
A revised and updated version of our beloved dictionary for students in grades 6-10 (ages 11-16), featuring new words and senses, thousands of full-color photographs and illustrations, hundreds of supplementary notes, and an extensive quotation program.
The American Heritage Student Dictionary is the authoritative reference work for students in grades 6-10. Published in a completely revised new edition in 2012, with thousands of new words and senses, it now has been updated further for 2016, making it an ideal guide to the words todayand#39;s students need to know.
Known for its straightforward, clearly written definitions, The American Heritage Student Dictionary includes over 67,000 words and 32,000 example sentences. Its distinctive features include up-to-the-minute vocabulary such as avatar, prequel, and selfie, geographical and biographical entries, hundreds of full-length quotations from acclaimed young-adult authors, 2,000 color illustrations, and over 400 feature notes that offer in-depth information on usage, word history, synonyms, and science terms.
With clear, comprehensible definitions and lively page design, The American Heritage Student Dictionary provides a powerful platform for developing a more sophisticated vocabulary.
Designed for middle school and early high school students, this new edition leads the market in content, features, and design. Now in full color, it has been completely revised and updated to reflect our changing world, with more than 3,000 new words and senses in all areas of vocabulary.
More than 65,000 boldface entries, thoroughly updated on every page Bright new full-color design, with 2,000 informative photographs and drawings Expert usage guidance based on the American Heritage® Usage Panel
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.