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Overview Offers more than 160,000 entries, including new words, Americanisms, and biographical and geographical entries that reflect the recent changes that have occured in the English language, in a dictionary that features more than eight hundred illustrations, atlas, and an expanded reference section.
Publishers Description 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
Citations And Professional Reviews Webster's New World College Dictionary by The Editors of the Webster's New World D has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Rec Ref Bks for Small/Med Libr - 01/01/2000 page 186
American Reference Bks Annual - 01/01/2000 page 417
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Studio: Webster's New World
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.9" Width: 7.6" Height: 2.3" Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 1999
Publisher Webster's New World
ISBN 0028631196 ISBN13 9780028631196 UPC 021898631190
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More About The Editors of the Webster's New World D
The Editors of the Webster's 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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Webster's New World College Dictionary?
Excellent Dictionary Nov 25, 2007
This is an excellent dictionary for journalists. It goes hand-in-hand with the Associated Press Style Manual.
Dictionary Appraisal Aug 23, 2007
I sought out this particular Dictionary as I already own one and wanted a current edition as the old ones pages were constantly being folded up at the corners. That is the only knock I have with this dictionary else it would otherwise receive a 5 star rating from me. The slang definitions are much appreciated as is the large print for these old eyes. Oh, I do have a couple of things I find just a tad annoying, namely, that you include Bing Crosby but leave out his partner in crime, Bob Hope, and as for baseball players, you include Aaron,Mays and Ruth, but leave out Cobb, Williams, Mantle and especially Lou Gehrig who only had a deadly disease named after him. I,m rather hoping once you release your 5th edition of Websters New World the aforementioned worthy notables will be included. Thankyou for allowing me the opportunity to forward my opinion of your excellent reference book and lastly, I am over the age of 13 by a mere 57 years! Yours Truly, Warren A. Hughes Ret.
Good price Mar 10, 2006
This is an excellent deal on this dictionary. I was very excited to get something I needed for work at such a reasonable price.
This is a good dictionary Jan 17, 2006
Here is my recent encounter with the dictionary: I tried to find out the correct pronunciation of "lingerie", but ended up more interested in the explanation of the word:
the word's meaning given by this dictionary is very straightforward and very close to life. Now look at the same entry in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: women's intimate apparel. This is not plain English (to me) and sounds too classic.
When I change my current dictionary, I'll buy this one.
helpful for word derivations Aug 27, 2005
I purchased this particular dictionary to use in the study of Latin with my daughter because it was recommended as giving good information on word derivations. Every word I have looked up has indeed had good information on word derivations.