Synopses & Reviews
Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World(r) 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(r) 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
Newly updated to reflect the changes in our language and in our social, cultural, political, and scientific worlds, "Webster's New World College Dictionary" is the official choice of most major newspapers. New uses and meanings have been added to many existing definitions and an all-new reference section of Charts & Tables has been added for instant access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic references. 700 line drawings.
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
Consultants and Contributing Editors.
Guide to the 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.
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.
Presidents of the United States.
The Declaration of Independence.
Constitution of the United States.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.