This new Pocket Books paperback dictionary is based on the acclaimed Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, published in 1999. It is a completely new work, first published in 2003 and revised in 2012. As were all previous editions, it has been edited for readers who need a reliable, up-to-date, portable dictionary for use in the home, at school, or in the office.
The dictionary offers broad coverage of idiomatic expressions, supplements definitions with many helpful illustrative phrases, and provides brief but helpful usage labels and etymologies. Every entry has been designed to enhance the reader's understanding of current meanings and connotations. This dictionary reflects the expertise of Webster's New World staff lexicographers, who have a combined 150 years of experience in editing dictionaries.
This latest edition includes comprehensive coverage of changes in the political structure of Europe and Asia in recent years and thousands of new terms in the rapidly changing vocablulary of American English. These terms range from technical terminology to slang and include anti-lock, bandwidth, balsamic vinegar, bipolar, blog, broadband, microbrewery, no-brainer, reboot, up to speed, Sudoku, warp speed, World Wide Web,and many others.
* More than 60,000 entries - covering business, computer, and scientific terms; colloquial, idiomatic, current slang expressions; and more.
* Updated and revised biographical data - including new entries of contemporary figures.
* Accessible alphabetical listing for all entries including prefixes, and suffixes, abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and more.
* Concise, easy-to-understand definitions - many revised to reflect the latest research on usage and meaning.
* Clear, accurate pronunciation keys - designed for quick, convenient reference.