Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 70,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-11
Find the right word every time with this indispensable guide! Concise definitions pinpoint meanings shared by synonyms. More than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations. Sample sentences and phrases for each synonym at its own entry clarify how words are used in context. Alphabetical lists may also include related words, idiomatic phrases, near antonyms, and antonyms. A perfect companion to the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.
“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Author: Editors Of Webster's New World College Dictionaries
Publisher: Webster's New World
Release Date: 2016-06-28
"Webster s New WorldCollege Dictionary, Fifth Edition," presents the very best a college dictionary can offer, with all the user-friendly qualities that have distinguished the Webster's New World name for decades. A clear and accessible defining style, compelling feature notes, full-page tables and charts, hundreds of drawings that complement the definitions, and authoritative guidance on usage and style points make this the perfect dictionary for use at school, at the office, or at home. This edition has been updated for 2016 with dozens of new words and senses and hundreds of revisions."
Author: James T. Bretzke
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Consecrated Phrases has been a standard and valued reference work for theology students for many years. This new third edition is expanded by more than fifty percent from the previous edition. It includes many new entries, while entries from earlier editions have been expanded and extensively cross-referenced. The resulting volume functions better as a reliable guide to translation and a primer on the tradition out of which the consecrated phrases arose. The third edition contains many entries from canon and civil law, as well as terms from philosophy and theology. While Latin has often been called a dead language," Consecrated Phrases demonstrates convincingly that the tradition continues not just to live but to thrive. This book will aid generations of students yet to come in understanding, appropriating, and developing the best of that tradition.
A convenient, comprehensive guide to the language of law for everyone from the homeowner to the legal professional. Defines more than 10,000 legal words and phrases in common terminology. Special sections included on the judicial system, important legal cases, government agencies and landmark laws.
Author: Mary W. Cornog
Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The ideal book for people who want to increase their word power. Focuses on more than 1,000 vocabulary words and introduces nearly 2,000 more—all organised by root for effective study. Includes quizzes to test progress.