Synopses & Reviews
Newly revised and updated, this indispensable dictionary is the perfect reference for school, office, and home.
More than 60,000 entries—covering business, computer, and scientific terms; colloquial, idiomatic, current slang expressions; and more.
Updated and revised biographical data—including new entries of contemporary figures.
Accessible alphabetical listing for all entries—including prefixes and suffixes, abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and more.
Concise, easy-to-understand definitions—many revised to reflect the latest research on usage and meaning.
Clear, accurate pronunciation keys—designed for quick, convenient reference.
Updated page design and layout—modern, clear type appeals to the eye and is more user-friendly.
This edition’s complete A-to-Z preparation is supplied by the permanent lexicographical staff of the Webster’s New World™ College Dictionary—the word pros who prepared the acclaimed Fourth College Edition, the dictionary of choice for The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and hundreds of other national publications.
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The phenomenally popular compact dictionary has been newly revised and updated—the perfect reference for school, office, and home.
Webster’s New World dictionaries have been defining American English for more than fifty years. This perennial bestseller is sure to draw in even more readers with its updated materials—including new biographical, geographical, scientific, and vocabulary entries reflecting our rapidly evolving language. The Webster’s New World Dictionary is ideal for students and adults of all ages.
About the Author
Michael E. Agnes is the principal editor for this new edition of the Webster’s New World Compact School and Office Dictionary.