Webster's New World
This dictionary is known for fairly simple and easy-to-understand definitions, and it installs to disk so it is always available.
"This is my most favorite dictionary for my own reference and studies. I bought a copy for every computer I use -- at work and home -- and have several hardback copies as well. For me, this dictionary is very easy-to-use and gives me full and complete definitions. When I need to look up a word with an obscure usage or special idiom, I can find it in this dictionary 99% of the time without having to resort to an unabridged dictionary. I love my New World Collegiate dictionary." Ruth
"The Webster's New World College Dictionary is one that has by far the best roots and synonym studies of any Dictionary of the college level that I have seen. It gives Sanskrit roots that are in many cases quite wonderful.
This dictionary has enabled me to communicate to others in a positive and certain way like no other. I use many dictionaries, but this is the mainstay for me."   F. Z., Los Angeles, California
From the Publishers...
Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World College Dictionary. This fourth edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for this age of instant global communication. This authoritative reference now includes 5,000 new entries and the only four-color atlas offered by a dictionary of this size.New words, new Americanisms, and new biographical and geographical entries are fully integrated into the single alphabetical listing. Thousands of new uses and meanings have been added to many existing entries. The expanded reference section provides easy access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic information. Unsurpassed for nearly half a century for its reliability, clarity, and precision, Webster's New World College Dictionary provides the most accurate and current information available anywhere. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
- clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
- thousands of examples of current word usage
- more than 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs, and maps
- page and text redesigned for even greater readability
- the official dictionary of the Associated Press
Publication Date: 7/1999