The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition

by American Heritage Dictionary Editors

Overview

You are your words. Make the most of them!

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource for anyone who wants to know precisely what words mean, where they come from, and how to use them effectively. It is renowned for presenting accurate and comprehensible definitions, etymologies based on the latest research, and authoritative usage guidance from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel.

The fifth edition of the dictionary, published in 2011, included 10,000 new words and senses, as well as 4,000 new full-color images. This comprehensive update continues the tradition of exhaustive research and thorough review. Nearly 1,000 revisions to definitions and etymologies, 100 new words and senses, updated charts and tables, and new usage advice make this version the most current print dictionary of its size available today.

The American Heritage® Dictionary combines clear, precise defintions with useful features that make it easier to choose your words and express yourself clearly. Your words really do define you. Make the most of them with the guidance of this respected work of reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547041018
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 2112
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.60(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company 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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