View: 1301Language Basics in a Two-Book set This two volume shrink-wrapped set offers up-to-date information, presented in clear, concise language. It is a portable, affordable refrence and is ideal for use at home, at school, and in the office. Webster's American English Dictionary - over 40,000 clear, concise definitions Webster's American English Thesaurus - 85,000 words, is arranged alphabetically A comprehensive, easy-to-use reference resource at a great price
Author: Inc. Merriam-Webster
View: 5641Completely revised and updated, this compact volume provides clearly written definitions for the most commonly used words in the language today. Affordably priced, this is an ideal dictionary for home, school, or office.
Publisher: Webster's New World
View: 9701In 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 reader. Definitions are liberally supplemented with example phrases and sentences that put words in context and help new readers understand meaning and usage. Special notes on synonyms help new readers differentiate between words with similar meanings. And selected illustrations help readers identify and remember words. This quality paperback book is designed for ease of reading and use, as well as for durability. Primarily created for native English speakers, it is also a valuable reference for more advanced readers of English as a second language. From the editors of the prestigious Webster's New World College Dictionary, the Basic Dictionary of American English brings the full scholarship behind that work to this important new offering in the field of literacy.
View: 7981Based 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: Noah Webster
View: 4333This new edition has been carefully prepared in a proprietary compact format : All of the words, definitions, and examples have been preserved, but the explanations of word origins have been omitted to save space, as has Webster's lengthy technical introduction. Scripture references have been standardized in modern format, and many abbreviations have been spelled out for greater understanding. The text has been newly typeset with Charter typeface, making the text highly readable in spite of its small size. --from publisher's preface.
Author: Noah Webster
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 7387"A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language" from Noah Webster. American lexicographer, textbook author, spelling reformer, political writer, and editor (1758-1843).
Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 7657"A gold mine of word histories for reference or browsing. Covers the origins of 1,500 words. Over 600 engagingly written articles. Explore the stories behind our vocabulary."
With Over 50,000 References (US English)
Author: Alice Grandison
View: 1467A comprehensive dictionary of American English comprising over 50,000 references with clear, up-to-date and accurate numbered definitions. It contains a specially commissioned, spelled-out pronunciation guide and concise dictionary that make this a very accessible dictionary for all ages.
The Secret Life of Dictionaries
Author: Kory Stamper
View: 2156“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.
Classic Reference Library
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 5448A convenient reference for words in both English and Spanish! The Webster's English-Spanish Dictionary is a great resource whether in class or on the road; it is a quick and easy tool to find just the words you need. Half of the dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their Spanish translations, the other half is an alphabetical list of Spanish words and their English translations. They are ideal for every second language learner! No one should be without a dictionary and our Backpack Dictionaries are designed in a compact size for easy travel. They are a must have for any student! Featuring commonly used words and an abundance of additional information needed in school, every student should collect them all!
Author: Macquarie Library
View: 7686This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place – and place to voice. (Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia)Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.