Webster's New World Dictionary and Thesaurus, 2nd Edition (Paper Edition)

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Completely revised from the previous edition.
Increased page count
More dictionary entries - 61,000 total
13,000 thesaurus entries
3,000 new dictionary terms, such as biscotti, dot.com, gene therapy, home page, no-brainer, portobello mushroom, skybox, surgicenter, veggie
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Overview

Completely revised from the previous edition.
Increased page count
More dictionary entries - 61,000 total
13,000 thesaurus entries
3,000 new dictionary terms, such as biscotti, dot.com, gene therapy, home page, no-brainer, portobello mushroom, skybox, surgicenter, veggie
Revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts
Based on the authoritative Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764565458
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 750
  • Sales rank: 62,851
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Staff.

Foreword.

Guide to the Use of This Book.

The Dictionary.

I Guide Words.

II The Main Entry Word.

III Pronunciation.

IV Part-of-Speech Labels.

V Inflected Forms.

VI Etymology.

VII The Definitions.

VIII Usage Labels.

IX Run-in Derived Entries.

The Thesaurus.

I Arrangement of Entries.

II Part-of-Speech Labels.

III The Entry Block.

IV Homographs and Superscripts.

V Suggestions for Using the Thesaurus.

Guide to Pronunciation.

I Pronunciation Style.

II Pronunciation Key.

III Foreign Sounds.

IV Stress Marks.

Abbreviations and Symbols Used in This Book.

Dictionary and Thesaurus.

Weights and Measures.

International Metric System.

The United States.

U.S. Cities.

Presidents of the United States.

Canada.

Nations of the World.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2008

    Every Home Office Should Have This Book!

    If you have children in school, (from elementary through college) or an office, or you read a lot, or if you are breathing, you should have this dictionary. Unfortunately it contains all of the silly words that modern dictionaries have such as dog and tree, and all of those words that everyone already knows, but I have never looked up a word that I couldn't find. If you own this dictionary others might be fun and good to own, but none will be necessary.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2009

    Pretty good

    This book is interesting if you think words are interesting. This reference guide is helpful to people. It is essential to those who like words. I love words. Words are beautiful and explain the interests of human beings on planet earth. It is a good reference.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    The definitions are clear and concise. It is great having the Thesaurus at the bottom of each page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    My Mom bought me a copy of this dictionary for the fourth grade

    My Mom bought me a copy of this dictionary for the fourth grade because a college dictionary with a thesaurus was required according to my School Supplies List for that year. That was in '02/'03, now I'm an 18 year old soon-to-be college student, purchasing another copy because mine was left in my home state. =]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I should have gotten it sooner :)

    Extremely helpful. The definitions, and the Thesaurus, helps me clearly understand the content of what I'm reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2009

    Very usefue

    appropriate for a child

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