The American Heritage Desk Dictionary

Author: American Heritage

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780547708133

Category: Reference

Page: 951

View: 7820

Contains over seventy thousand entries, including over two thousand new words and their meanings, as well as illustrations, photographs, and guidance on correct usage.

The American Heritage Dictionary, Fifth Edition

Office Edition

Author: Paul Hellweg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547624846

Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 6395

Based on the authoritative American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, the Office Edition has been completely updated; every single entry has been reviewed and revised as necessary. Its thousands of new words and senses, such as antiquark, earbud, and the verb sense of friend, reflect recent developments in the sciences, technology, and popular culture. Hundreds of photographs and drawings enhance the text, and several tables such as the periodic table of the elements and a table of units of measurement provide helpful data in a useful visual format. Forming the heart of the dictionary, however, are its more than 70,000 entry words, whose clear, straightforward definitions--supplemented by pronunciations, inflections of irregular verbs and plural nouns, and selected etymologies--make the Office Edition of the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, an essential reference for the office, school, or home.

The American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Reference

Page: 847

View: 8624

Collects definitions and synonyms of commonly used words, offering them in a format that presents both types of information for each word on the same page.

The American Heritage College Writer's Dictionary

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547857855

Category: Reference

Page: 1093

View: 8036

Presents a dictionary for college and advanced high school students which in addition to word definitions also includes a punctuation and style guide, notes on word origins, and a gazetteer of countries, states, and capitals.

The American Heritage College Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780547247663

Category: Reference

Page: 1636

View: 9680

A latest edition of an authoritative college dictionary includes recently prominent terms and new biographical entries as well as updates to such signature feature sections as Word History, Usage and Living Language.

The American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547964065

Category: Reference

Page: 907

View: 3464

Provides clear definitions specifically designed and cross-referenced to orient users to relevant meanings of related words, offering a wide range of synonyms from mainstream vocabulary to colorful alternatives while including example sentences and hundreds of Core Synonym Paragraphs that explain different nuances of meaning.

The American Heritage Medical Dictionary

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Medical

Page: 909

View: 3150

Features more than forty-five thousand entries, including general and specialized medical terms, thousands of new words drawn from current medical literature, and biographical sketches of important scientists and physicians.

The American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780544176188

Category: Reference

Page: 847

View: 519

Collects definitions and synonyms of commonly used words, offering them in a format that presents both types of information for each word on the same page.

The American Heritage Student Dictionary

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328787347

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 1088

View: 3613

Our beloved dictionary for students in grades 6-10 (ages 11-16) has been revised and updated for 2019 and features new words and senses, thousands of full-color photographs and illustrations, hundreds of supplementary notes, and an extensive quotation program.

Sleeping with the Dictionary

Author: Harryette Mullen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520927834

Category: Poetry

Page: 85

View: 9941

Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage à trois with these faithful companions, the poet is aware that while Roget seems obsessed with categories and hierarchies, the American Heritage, whatever its faults, was compiled with the assistance of a democratic usage panel that included black poets Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, as well as feminist author and editor Gloria Steinem. With its arbitrary yet determinant alphabetical arrangement, its gleeful pursuit of the ludic pleasure of word games (acrostic, anagram, homophone, parody, pun), as well as its reflections on the politics of language and dialect, Mullen's work is serious play. A number of the poems are inspired or influenced by a technique of the international literary avant-garde group Oulipo, a dictionary game called S+7 or N+7. This method of textual transformation--which is used to compose nonsensical travesties reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"--also creates a kind of automatic poetic discourse. Mullen's parodies reconceive the African American's relation to the English language and Anglophone writing, through textual reproduction, recombining the genetic structure of texts from the Shakespearean sonnet and the fairy tale to airline safety instructions and unsolicited mail. The poet admits to being "licked all over by the English tongue," and the title of this book may remind readers that an intimate partner who also gives language lessons is called, euphemistically, a "pillow dictionary."

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Chambers of Editors,Chambers

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781473602250

Category: Reference

Page: 1936

View: 1539

Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.

Buddha Boy

Author: Kathe Koja

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756931179


Page: 117

View: 3963

Condemned as a freak at his high school, Jinsen, called "Buddha Boy" by his classmates, is paired with Justin for a class project. While Justin discovers Jinsen's artistic side, he is forced into a cruel contest with the jocks who won't leave Jinsen alone.

Merriam-Webster's Intermediate Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877796978


Page: 1024

View: 353

The next step in refining language skills, this fully revised illustrated dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8. Expanded word coverage and more advanced dictionary features are presented in ways to help students ages 11-14 read, write, and speak effectively. * Nearly 70,000 entries including new words and definitions from the fields of science, technology, entertainment, and health * More than 22,000 usage examples * More than 1,000 illustrations * Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs

Ancient and Modern Britons

A Retrospect

Author: David MacRitchie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ethnology

Page: N.A

View: 4920

Collins English Dictionary

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007522743

Category: Englisch

Page: 2340

View: 6650

The home of living English The largest single volume dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, containing 80,000 new look-up words, and 100,000 new meanings. The dictionary is drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public via the award-winning, the Collins English Dictionary is a democratic snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world. Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. All will be drawn in by evolving definitions, new, rare and quirky words. Explore the ever-changing landscape of the English language with award-winning author Mark Forsyth's insights in which he casts an analytical eye over the latest fields and shifts in meaning that the dictionary reflects. In an innovation that will delight word gamers and crossword solvers, the Collins English Dictionary also now uniquely includes words previously only found in the official Scrabble(tm) word list. New words, new meanings, new uses Always at the cutting edge of language change Collins offers you the very best of the new and emerging words, those that haven't quite made it yet, the ones we all love - and those we love to hate. Word enthusiast Lucy Mangan shares her passion and pique as she delves into these murky waters, taking you on a journey into the peculiarities of the new words creation process. Available in a format to suit you The Times said that "the Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one". The 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary is beautifully designed and printed, and despite the increase in words it is now lighter and easier to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs it is available flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle ebook and an Apple app.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Author: American Heritage Dictionary

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780547041018

Category: Reference

Page: 2084

View: 7402

This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.

Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English

Author: N.A

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: 9780028623818

Category: Reference

Page: 1056

View: 6675

In 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.

Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

Author: Random House (Firm)

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780375720260

Category: Reference

Page: 2230

View: 4780

Provides entries for over 315,000 words and phrases, and includes a list of new words.