Comprehensive and fully up-to-date, Webster's New College Dictionary includes the latest vocabulary in science, technology, medicine, contemporary culture, and much more. The definitions are clear and precise, and Feature Notes offer insightful guidance on the vocabulary of American English.
This updated edition of the popular family-friendly dictionary, with a fresh and contemporary new look that sets it apart from other Webster's dictionaries, features more than 250 new words, such as dwarf planet, eyewall, manchego, and puggle. The biographical section has been completely revised to include scores of current political, literary, and scientific figures, such as Tim Berners-Lee, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Nicolas Sarkozy.
Created to serve the needs of a wide range of users, including students on campus and families at home, Webster's New College Dictionary has hundreds of notes on usage, word histories, and synonyms that shed light on our language and offer guidance on word choice. Authoritative and easy to use, this resource is a trusted companion to inquisitive minds at every stage of life.
Webster's New College Dictionary has everything you need in a dictionary, including: * New Words and Senses: hundreds of additions, with clearly written, concise definitions * Detailed Illustrations: hundreds of drawings that enhance definitions * Feature Notes: expert guidance on usage problems as well as extra information on synonyms and word histories to assist in finding the right word and using it correctly * Words in Context: abundant examples that show how to use words accurately *Biographical Entries: more than 8,000 notable people from all over the world and every historical era *Geographical Entries: more than 6,000 countries, cities, rivers, mountains, and other geographical areas and features, including recent political changes *Abbreviations: a listing of thousands of common abbreviations and their meanings *Charts and Tables: handy information on the major alphabets and calendars, books of the Bible, currency, chemical elements, metric conversions, and more *Style Guide: an authoritative review of the rules of capitalization, punctuation, and the use of italics, with numerous examples *Colleges and Universities: essential statistics on two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States