Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition (Book with CD-ROM)

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Selected by the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other leading newspapers as their official dictionary of choice.


Definitions That Set the Standard for Clarity

Up-to-Date Entries

Nearly 7,500 new entries reflecting changes in technology, society, world politics, and more.

Detailed Illustrations

Over 850 drawings, photographs, and maps.

Extensive Reference Information

Tables, charts, and lists of useful data plus important historical documents and a guide to punctuation.

Thousands of Geographical and Biographical Entries

The people and places that shape our world. Entries are part of the A-Z body of the dictionary, so they are easy to find.

Full-Color Atlas of the World

Detailed and up-to-date maps of the continents and countries of our world.

Notes, Examples, and Synonyms

The help you need to choose words precisely and avoid usage pitfalls.

The Definitive Guide to American English

More unique Americanisms—nearly 12,000—than any other college dictionary.



Sophisticated Word Search

Search for words or combinations of words. Display definitions, synonyms, or both. Find related words quickly.

Instant Word Help

Point to any word on the computer screen and bring up a definition —immediately.

Expanded Spell-Checking

Add thousands of new words to your spell-checker to enhance its usefulness and speed. The only

electronic dictionary that displays definitions while spell-checking.

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Windows® 95,98, ME, NT® 4.0, 2000, XP

IBM-compatible Pentium 100 or higher


20 MB hard disk space (Minimal installation);

140 MB (Full installation)

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Is "legislator" pronounced with an "er" sound at the end or an "or"? Is the Jewish festival of lights spelled "Chanukah," "Hanuka," or "Hanukkah"? With Webster's New World College Dictionary, which promises to describe rather than prescribe, you can take your pick. The dictionary includes more than 150,000 entries, including brief biographical and geographical notes and useful drawings and diagrams (depictions of four kinds of buoys, for example). The guide to pronunciation and symbols is given on every other page, handy for those who don't like to refer to the inside cover each time they forget how to pronounce the sound of the schwa (of course, the guides on the inside and front covers are more extensive). Starred words refer to Americanisms, which number more than 11,000, such as "hornswoggle" and "Hopi" and "kitchenette." The definitions themselves are clear and simple and seldom have you scurrying to another page for a definition of the definition. Easy to use and understand, Webster's New World College Dictionary is a fine addition to any high school or college student's desk set. --Rebecca A. Staffel

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The Most Useful College Dictionary You Can Own

Published at the turn of the new century, the Fourth Edition of Webster's New World College Dictionary represents the finest linguistic scholarship, years of dedicated effort, and unswerving commitment to information that is clear and readable, precise, up to date, and reliable.

Through decades of research, Webster's New World lexicographers have created a uniquely modern dictionary that serves as your trusted guide to contemporary usage. The rich history of our language is also traced through Americanisms and the most detailed etymologies of any American English dictionary. The result is a dictionary that helps you understand and use the language as no other dictionary can.

Added to this is supplemental reference material that provides a wealth of information not found in any other college-level dictionary, including a full-color atlas of the world, rules of punctuation, geographical tables, scientific and measurement charts, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and more.

The Ultimate Electronic Dictionary and Thesaurus

Webster's New World® Dictionary and Thesaurus on CD-ROM gives instant access to thousands of definitions, synonyms, and antonyms for over 163,000 entries.

  • Works with all Microsoft Windows® 95 and 98 applications.
  • Helps you find the right word fast, while you're working.
  • Lets you add notes to definitions, customizing them to your needs.

Point and click for a definition or synonym of any word on screen.

Expand your spell-checker to recognize business terms, place names, and thousands of new words.

Find the right word, even if you can't spell it, with the bonus Misspeller's Dictionary.

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