Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary

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Newly Updated Edition. Expanded Edition. Over 36,000 entries with 200 new words and senses (many from technology & life sciences). Expanded usage examples include 1,300 &quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature. 250 word history paragraphs and and over 120 synonym paragraphs. Over 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Designed to help students and educators meet Common Core Standards. Perfect resource for school or home.

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Overview

Newly Updated Edition. Expanded Edition. Over 36,000 entries with 200 new words and senses (many from technology & life sciences). Expanded usage examples include 1,300 &quotes from classic and contemporary children's literature. 250 word history paragraphs and and over 120 synonym paragraphs. Over 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Designed to help students and educators meet Common Core Standards. Perfect resource for school or home.

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School Library Journal
10/01/2013
Gr 3–5—This attractive, comprehensive edition features 200 more words than its 2009 predecessor, which is the only significant update. Pronunciation symbols and parts of speech notations accompany each definition, and synonyms and cross-references are included where appropriate. A paragraph in each entry offers the history of the word. For instance, the entry for "fanatic" explains that the word is from the Latin "fanaticus" and meant "of a temple." It was not until the 1500s that the word took on its current meaning of "very enthusiastic supporter or admirer." Like the 2009 edition, this one has more than 1,300 quotes integrated into the entries. The quotes, in blue font, come from more than 100 classic and contemporary children's books and help contextualize words for students. For instance, "marvel" is accompanied by a quote from Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted: "I had never seen such beautiful illustrations…I turned the pages, marveling." Occasionally, an entry is featured in a brightly colored "word history" box. At least 900 main entries are accompanied by a full-color illustration. The appendixes include a punctuation guide for writers, a map of the United States and one of the world, and a glossary of geographical names from around the world. A worthy addition.—Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877796763
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/22/2013
  • Pages: 824
  • Sales rank: 75,927
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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