The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
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Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 75,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
- Amazon Sales Rank: #148329 in Books
- Brand: Merriam Webster
- Published on: 2005-07
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.46" h x 1.50" w x 5.71" l, 1.30 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 701 pages
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2005 ed. ISBN-10:-X (pbk.:alk. paper)
By Terry A. Montgomery
I rate this particular edition 5* because of its handiness and inclusion of almost every word I would use, from academic writing to casual letters. The 8.3 x 5.8 x 1.6 size suits my taste for such a reference. It is not too heavy to carry around; the print is perfectly sized for me, whereas the print of the "typical" paperback book-size dictionary seems too small. I think this edition's ease of reading is due to the quality of paper used; it is acid-free, producing crisp, clear letters. Other pluses are the "lists" inclusions of hundreds of "dis-", "un-", con-", etc. words that normally would not be included in paperback-sized dictionaries (a few out there though).
Although it probably will never happen, I'd like this dictionary even more if I could buy it spiral-bound with a heavy-quality plastic front and back. Since it's not offered that way, though, I have had mine bounded. My husband and I fuss over whose desk gets the dictionary, so because of the great price, I'm ordering another.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Adequate and Easy To Use
By Lucy Levant
A few words I looked up were not in this dictionary, but it is fine for everyday use. The print is easy to read, and it is a comfortable size to use.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Great for students to carry with them
I prefer the OXFORD CONCISE ENGLISH DICTIONARY for my personal and classroom use, but for a paperback that students can throw in their backpacks, this one is quite good.