This work is completely revised from the previous edition. It has 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, and veggie. Its revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts. It is based on the authoritative "Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition".
The first and only American reference book of its kind, this outstanding Webster's New World dictionary is also a thesaurus! Based on the universally acclaimed Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, and Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus, it combines the best features of both in a single, easy-to-use volume.
Through decades of linguistic research, Webster's New World editors have crafted a uniquely modern guide to American English. The dictionary segment of this volume includes 61,000 entries providing clear, precise, and reliable definitions of all of today's most commonly used words. Widely used scientific, technical, professional, and business terms are included, as well as common abbreviations. Word derivations are provided to help you better understand the language and its use.
All the dictionary entries in this volume appear in the top portion of each page. In the bottom portion are the corresponding thesaurus entries. These list a wide array of synonyms that can add variety to every type of writing. Students, writers, speakers, editors, crossword puzzle buffs - anyone who has a need for just the right word - will find these entries uniquely helpful and easy to use.