Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 3258433

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The Best and Most Affordable Unabridged Dictionary Available Today–Only from Random House Webster’s

With over fifty years of experience in dictionary publishing behind it, Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is the most definitive single-volume reference of the English language available. This modern dictionary offers an exhaustive, traditional study of the language, while covering the latest, most important developments–ahead of any other dictionary.

The Random House Webster’s Dictionary is designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of today’s students and scholars, who may study ancient documents one hour and surf the Internet the next; of professional writers, who craft poems or write articles for technical journals; of businesspeople, who need to communicate clearly; and–above all–the needs of word lovers.

In addition to standard and specialized vocabulary, this extensive volume contains a wide variety of up-to-date, authoritative information. The Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is a unique general reference volume for the office, the school, and the entire family.

Important Features Include:
·A New-Words Section in the front of the book with over 1,100 important words and meanings–words such as broadband, urban legend, Disneyfy, and smoothie.
·Over 315,000 entries
·1,500 updated definitions and entries
·2,400 illustrations and spot maps
·Scholarly, up-to-date etymologies, including dates to show when terms entered the language, and showing clearly labeled Americanisms
·Entries for important and famous people; places and historical events; major works of literature, music, and art; names and abbreviations of academic, governmental, social, and fraternal organizations; popular given names; common abbreviations; and foreign terms

More important features include:
·Entries and definitions for current place names...

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Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9780375425998
Genre REFERENCE / Dictionaries
Format Hardcover
Pages 2230
Publisher Date 2001-07-12 00:00:00.0
Publisher Random House Reference &
Copyright Year 2001
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 8.75 in
Thickness 3.0 in
Unit weight 7.15 lb
Language English
Edition Number 2
Edition Detail Revised
Audience General/trade

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  • Incomplete

    The Etymological definitions of words are missing. Where the words originates from it's root is not explained and no I would not recommend this incomplete Unabridged Dictionary

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  • perfect

    Replacing my 20 yr. old hard back dictionary. Perfect.

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  • Webster's Imabrodged Doctopmaru

    This one-volume, unabridged dictionary should be much easier to use than the usual several-volume unabridged dictionaries which are so commonly found but so cumbersome to handle. The cost was about half of the new price of the one I found at our local ****, and I want to buy one for myself. Any educated English speaking person should own this dictionary. Thank you for offering it.

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