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THE MOST USEFUL AND AUTHORITATIVE DICTIONARY YOU CAN OWNOVER 163,000 ENTRIES
Selected by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.
Up-to-Date Entries for Todays World
Nearly 7,500 new entries bring meaning and understanding to changes in lifestyles, technology, medicine, society, world politics and cultures, and more.
Over 850 Illustrations, Photographs, and Maps
Important people, places, objects, and concepts are clearly illustrated to help you recognize and identify them.
Expanded Reference Information with a Four-Color World Atlas
Numerous tables, charts, and lists provide a handy reference to geographical and other useful data. Special sections also include important historical documents, a guide to punctuation, and full-color maps of the world.
Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries
The people and places that shape our worldview are fully covered. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find. Many entries include maps or photographs.
Helpful Notes, Examples, and Synonyms
To help you choose words precisely, usage notes give important cautions and explanations. Examples put words into meaningful context. Synonym notes list related words and distinguish among their meanings.
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The Definitive Guide to American English
Websters New World College Dictionary includes more unique Americanisms more than 12,000 than any other college dictionary. Its crisp, dynamic defining style is itself uniquely American.
Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World College Dictionary. This fourth edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for this age of instant global communication. This authoritative reference now includes 5,000 new entries and the only four-color atlas offered by a dictionary of this size. New words, new Americanisms, and new biographical and geographical entries are fully integrated into the single alphabetical listing. Thousands of new uses and meanings have been added to many existing entries. The expanded reference section provides easy access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic information. Unsurpassed for nearly half a century for its reliability, clarity, and precision, Webster's New World College Dictionary provides the most accurate and current information available anywhere. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
* clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
* thousands of examples of current word usage
* more than 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs, and maps
* page and text redesigned for even greater readability
* the official dictionary of the Associated Press
the official dictionary of the Associated Press
The Most Useful College Dictionary You Can Own
Published at the turn of the new century, the Fourth Edition of Websters New World College Dictionary represents the finest linguistic scholarship, years of dedicated effort, and an unswerving commitment to information that is clear and readable, precise, up-to-date, and reliable.
Through more than five decades of research, Websters New World lexicographers have created a uniquely modern dictionary that serves as your trusted guide to contemporary usage. The rich history of our language is also traced through Americanisms and the most detailed etymologies of any American English dictionary. The result is a dictionary that helps you understand and use the language as no other dictionary can.
The main text is supplemented with reference sections that provide a wealth of information not found in any other college-level dictionary, including a full-color atlas of the world, rules of punctuation, geographical tables, scientific and measurement charts, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and more.
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
Dictionary of Staff.
Consultants and Contributing Editors.
Guide to Dictionary.
Guide to Pronunciation.
Dictionaries of English (Sidney I. Landau).
Webster's New World College Dictionary
Rules of Punctuation.
Nations of the World.
World City Populations.
U.S. Cities by Population.
U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Population.
Cities of Canada by Population.
Continents of the World.
Oceans and Seas of the World by Size.
Largest Lakes of the World.
Longest Rivers of the World.
Hoghest Mountains of the World.
Names for Large Numbers.
Books of the Bible.
American Sign Language (ASL).
Commonly Used Weights and Measures.
Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
Alphabetical List of the Chemical Elements.
Geologic Time Chart.
The Brightest Stars.
The 88 Constellations.
Planets of the Solar System.
Hurricane Damage Potential Scale.
Tornado Damage Potential Scale.
Richter Scale for the Comparative Magnitude of Earthquakes.
Modified Mercalli Scale for Earthquake Destructiveness.
Presidents of the United States.
The Declaration of Independence.
Constitution of the United States.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.