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

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
Revised design affords greater readability, with use of custom fonts
Based on the authoritative Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764565458
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 05/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 44,387
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.77(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents



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.


Nations of the World.

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