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Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster
087779930X
July 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, c2003, pocket-sized reference features 2,000 new words and more than 75,000 definitions. Softcover.


The American Heritage Pocket Spanish Dictionary
American Heritage Dictionaries
0618132163
Dec 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Packed with more than 40,000 translations, this handy and affordable bilingual reference tool features U.S. English and Latin American Spanish and hundreds of useful idioms and phrases, and is one of the only pocket-size dictionaries to feature tables of irregular verbs in both English and Spanish.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish

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The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English
Frank R. Abate
0195133749
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Based on a vast database of some 200 million words, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Its features include: * 180,000 concise definitions and entries
* Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes give guidance on correct English
* Hundreds of Word Histories provide fascinating background to our language
* 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's US Dictionaries Program, add important visual information that complements the definitions
* 3,000 biographical and geographical entries
* Reference appendices include information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, US states and presidents, and much more
Affordable, durable, easy to read, and completely up to date, this is the finest...


The American Heritage Dictionary
Joseph P. Pickett (Editor)
0440237017
July 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The latest edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is out, and that's hot news--not just for the resolute followers of lexicographical minutiae, but for the general reading and writing public as well. Why? Because the American Heritage is a long-standing favorite family dictionary (never underestimate the value of pictures) and one of the prime dictionary references for magazines, newspapers, and dot.com content providers. For scads of writers and editors across the U.S., it sets the standard on matters of style and lexicographical authority.

So this new edition is exciting and noteworthy, but how good is it? In its favor, the fourth edition is as current a dictionary as you can get. It's six years fresher than the 1994 version, with 10,000 words and definitions you won't find in the still venerable but now slightly...



The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary
Unauthored
0425175553
July 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Completely Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

This amazingly comprehensive volume has been updated to include the latest computer and internet terminology, plus changes recently adopted by Spanish language academies. Arranged in an easy-to-use format, with 70,000 entries and over 120,000 meanings!

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish


The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Houghton Mifflin Company
0385335768
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Review
"This new American Heritage is more suited to our national character than any other previous dictionary."
-- The New York Times Book Review

Review
"This new American Heritage is more suited to our national character than any other previous dictionary."
-- The New York Times Book Review

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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
American Heritage Dictionaries
0395825172
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
The latest edition of the American Heritage Dictionary is out, and that's hot news--not just for the resolute followers of lexicographical minutiae, but for the general reading and writing public as well. Why? Because the American Heritage is a long-standing favorite family dictionary (never underestimate the value of pictures) and one of the prime dictionary references for magazines, newspapers, and dot.com content providers. For scads of writers and editors across the U.S., it sets the standard on matters of style and lexicographical authority.

So this new edition is exciting and noteworthy, but how good is it? In its favor, the fourth edition is as current a dictionary as you can get. It's six years fresher than the 1994 version, with 10,000 words and definitions you won't find in the still venerable but now slightly...



The American Heritage College Dictionary, with CD-ROM
Editors of The American Heritage Dictionaries (Editor)
0618453008
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Despite the word "college" in the title, The American Heritage College Dictionary is the best choice for anyone who's looking for a substantive desk dictionary but isn't quite ready to commit to the space an unabridged takes. With more than 200,000 definitions and biographical and geographical notes, along with crisp photos, drawings, and diagrams in every margin, The American Heritage College Dictionary packs a lot into its 1664 pages. Under "lock," for example, you'll find both a diagram explaining how your key fits into and opens one, as well as a photo of boats passing through a river lock in Heidelberg, Germany. The actual definition section for "lock" shows 5 uses as a noun and 14 as a verb, followed by the idioms "lock horns" and "lock, stock, and barrel," and an etymological note that the word comes from the Old...


The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary of Current English
Oxford University Press
0195150821
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on a vast database of over two hundred million words, the Oxford Pocket American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program has taken a state-of-the-art approach to the design of reference works, focusing on the words
users most commonly encounter, and omitting those rarely used. The result is the most reliable word resource available, one that is more practical and less expensive, perfect for students or the general reader. Its features include:

DT Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes that give guidance on correct English

DT Hundreds of Word Histories that provide a fascinating background to our language

DT 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's U.S. Dictionaries Program, that add important visual information to...


Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary
Manufactured by Websters Publications Staff
0760749752
October 2003
Hardcover
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The American Heritage Desk Dictionary
American Heritage Dictionary Staff
0618117725
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
American Heritage® dictionaries are known for their accessible definitions, informative art, and expert usage guidance. The handy new desk edition brings you all these features in a durable binding with clear, readable type, at a price that puts it in reach of every desk. • More than 70,000 entries, thoroughly revised and updated • More than 1,000 new words and meanings, from bioreserve and domestic partner to MP3 and zine • Expert guidance on correct English usage • 400 photographs and drawings that enhance the definitions • Synonyms, regional notes, etymologies, and more

Book Info
Desk dictionary based on the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. Contains more than 70,000 entries, more than 1,000 new words and meanings,...


The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Word
Andrews McMeel Publishing
0740751476
Aug 2005
Calendar
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Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English
Webster's
0028623819
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
In the United States, 20 percent of the adult population is marginally literate. Of these roughly 30 million people, approximately 1.8 million are enrolled in basic skills literacy programs. Webster's New World has created a dictionary that is uniquely designed to help these beginning readers.

Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English defines 49,000 of the most commonly used words in the American English lexicon. These are the words adult readers are most likely to encounter in newspapers and magazines, on job applications and product instructions, on advertising billboards and their children's school progress reports. The dictionary defines these words in clear, easy-to-understand language, using only words that are themselves defined in the dictionary, but never condescending to the adult...



Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
Merriam-Webster
0877799164
January 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
A bilingual, bi-directional guide to Spanish and American English with extensive coverage of Latin-American Spanish. More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations. Abundant examples of words used in context.

Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish

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Longman's Handy Learner's Dictionary of American English
Addison Wesley Longman
0582364728
Oct 2000
Paperback
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The New Oxford American Dictionary
Erin McKean (Editor)
0195170776
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Recently there has been publicity about young lexicographers and their work with major American dictionaries. Erin McKean, 34, is the editor of the second edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD) and continues the tradition of publishing a well-researched and current source of U.S. English. The first edition, with different editors, was published in 2001. What has changed in four years?Words, of course, have been added and deleted. There are more than 2,000 new entries. Google and weblog are now in, information superhighway is out. The type appears larger, and a line or two has been added to the brief country histories to bring them up to date. Another addition is the useful feature "The Right Word," which discusses synonyms. An example is the entry for...


Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Catherine Soanes (Editor)
0198608640
July 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind around the world and is noted for its clear, concise definitions as well as its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the vocabulary of the English-speaking world. Authoritative and up to date, this eleventh
edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 900 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides
hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage.
New to this edition is a fascinating Word Histories feature, detailing the origins and development of 100 words, such as accolade and candid. This dictionary contains full...


The American Heritage Spanish Dictionary
American Heritage Dictionaries
0618127704
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
English and Spanish speakers are coming into increasing contact throughout the Americas, as businesspeople and tourists, students and neighbors, readers and Web surfers. The American Heritage® Spanish Dictionary, Second Edition is the perfect resource for everyone who uses, studies, or simply enjoys learning more about these two important languages. Featuring American English and Latin American Spanish, this popular bilingual dictionary is now fully revised and updated. More than 2,500 contemporary words and phrases have been added from the fields of medicine, sports, ecology, and the culture of the Americas, with a special emphasis on computer technology and the language of the Internet.

Book Info
A Spanish/English, English/Spanish dictionary, made especially for the...

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