The user's Webster dictionary: A unique dictionary for home, school, and office that defines words in their typical contexts and provides examples of idiomatic usage

Paikeday, Thomas M.

Published by Lexicography
ISBN 10: 0920865038 / ISBN 13: 9780920865033
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Synopsis: Five Key Features of USER'S WEBSTER DICTIONARY 1. Attractive Price User's current retail market price is $7.99 which compares favorably with the leading rack-size (4" x 6¾ x 1½) mass-market paperback dictionary containing 60,000 entries in 894 pages set in 6.25 pt type and priced $6.50. 2. Size and Content User's has 1,280 pages of text in quality paperback size (5¼ x 8¼ x 2½ ) containing 90,000 entries. It is set in 8 pt Baskerville type that is larger and easier to read than the competition. 3. Usage-based definitions Definitions are based on usage that illustrates not only meaning but also how they combine idiomatically with other words. In regard to idiomatic word combinations, User's illustrative phrases and sentences, 80,000 of them, outdo other English dictionaries of every size (pocket, compact, mid-size, large, and desk-size) designed for the general public. 4. Intuitive Pronunciations Anyone who reads English at an elementary level can pick up this dictionary and read off the pronunciations without consulting a key that uses an abstract system of sounds and symbols. A word like lexicography, for example, which is new to most English users, is shown simply as (lex.i.COG.ruh.fee), the capital letters spelling out the stressed syllable. A word like ant, on the other hand, is left without a re-spelled form because the pronunciation is obvious, although aunt requires re-spelling as (ANT, AHNT). These keyless intuitive pronunciations are an exclusive feature of The User's Webster Dictionary. 5. Usage-based synonym distinctions The following User's entries, besides illustrating meaning, also show usage distinctions between synonyms in word groups such as fragile-frail and nutrient-nutritional-nutritive-nutritious. frag.ile (FRAJ.ul, -ile) adj. easy to break or destroy: a fragile toy, truce; in a fragile condition; a fragile environment; fragile happiness, health. frail adj. weak or delicate: a man in frail health; a frail beauty, c

From the Publisher: A unique dictionary for home, school, and office that defines words in their typical contexts and provides examples of idiomatic usage. This latest Webster's answers everyday questions on meaning, spelling, and pronunciation in the most useful ways possible.

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