New College Merriam-Webster English Dictionary
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Over 160,000 references and almost 250,000 definitions on 1598 pages!
This dictionary is a landmark in the history of monolingual English dictionaries, developed from one of the world's largest databases concentrating on the way the English language is written and spoken.
Well-crafted definitions and pronunciation written by an experienced staff of lexicographers
Extensive cross-referencing to provide more information throughout the dictionary
Accurate and detailed etymologies, the date of first usage, and definitions presented in historical order
Guidance of synonyms leads you to just the right word, and usage paragraphs offer contemporary, commonsense help on words with confused or disputed uses
Tens of thousands of example phrases and actual quotations help clarify meanings and illustrate current use
Clear and informative illustrations, diagrams and tables add to the user's interest and enjoyment
Extensive back matter with biographical and geographical names, signs, symbols, abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, forms of address and a guide to punctuation and capitalization
Help in using the dictionary with a full set of explanatory notes, a guide to pronunciation, and an introductory essay allow you tog et the most from this dictionary
This is a large, desk dictionary that is thumb indexed for easy use.
Hardcover Book, 1598 pages