Webster's New World college dictionary

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1999 - Reference - 1716 pages
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Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New WorldŽ 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 WorldŽ 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

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The strongest reason for getting rid of this book is the reason I probably never will--this stood on the family bookshelves before I was born--this edition is from 1955. I remember browsing through it ... Read full review

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I use AP Style in my work, and when it's not in the AP Style Book, we defer to the Webster's Dictionary. I bought this for everyone I work with to use, and it hasn't failed us yet. ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Michael E. Agnes is the principal editor for this new edition of Webster's New World Dictionary.

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