Webster's New World
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- intended for children from 11 to 14 years old (grades 6 to 8)
- 28,500 main entry words
- 47,500 entries
- 2,100 idioms
- All words that are spelled alike are provided with word histories. These word histories show why such words are treated as separate entries and increase the user's understanding of linguistic change.
Book Description from the publisher
Designed for young people ages 11 to 14, this bestselling reference provides more than 50,000 carefully crafted definitions, a wealth of synonyms, hundreds of fascinating word histories, an easy-to-follow pronunciation system, and more than 600 specially commissioned drawings and photos. Acclaimed by educators and preferred by students and parents, its entries are culled from current young adult literature, textbooks, and student writing and feature helpful abbreviations and biographical and geographic listings. The text is clear and direct and invites young people to explore the vast scope of langauge and to experience its dimensions and power.
This dictionary, Webster's New World Student's Dictionary, is based directly on Webster's New World Dictionary for Young Readers also published under the tittle Webster's New World Dictionary, Basic School Edition). It also reflects the new lexical information and the lexicographical advances of our more recently published dictionaries, notably our Webster's new World Dictionary, Third College Edition.
Hardcover, 1040 pages
Revised edition (1996)