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The American Heritage Dictionary



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Over 70,000 entries Thoroughly revised and updated 1,000 new words and meanings Over 400 photographs and illustrations Expert guidance on correct usage Based on the bestsellingAmerican HeritageDictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition American Heritage dictionaries are widely known as the most innovative and informative dictionaries in today's market. This all-new fourth edition of the best-selling classic continues that tradition with its clear and precise definitions, its expert usage guidance, and its wealth of illustrations. Newly updated to reflect our changing language, this revised edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary available today. More than a thousand new entries for such terms ase-tailer, zine, bioreserve, chatroom, red card, domestic partner More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, thoroughly updated for the new millennium The most lavishly illustrated dictionary on the market -- with over 400 images Expert usage guidance based on the American Heritage Usage Panel Regional notes from around the country Hundreds of synonym lists, fascinating etymologies, and much more American Heritage Dictionaries. Setting a new standard.

Author Biography

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and Thesauri are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

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Table of Contents

Editorial and Production Staff iv
Guide to the Dictionary v
Dictionary of the English Language
Picture Credits 949

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