The Facts on File Student's Dictionary of American English (Facts on File Writer's Library)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780816063802: The Facts on File Student's Dictionary of American English (Facts on File Writer's Library)

In addition to providing the basic information--meaning, pronunciation, syllable breaks, and appropriate usage--for more the ninety-thousand words, this student's dictionary gives shades of meaning illustrated by phrases or sentences within the single entry. Simultaneous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Cynthia A. Barnhart was the editor of new words for The World Book Dictionary, the general editor of The American Heritage Dictionary of Science, the Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, and the Second Barnhart Dictionary of New English; and Senior General Editor of the Third Barnhart Dictionary of New English. She was Senior Editor of the reference division of Cambridge University Press for seven years.

From Booklist:

This dictionary, intended for middle- and high-school students, is a straightforward reference tool that would be useful in classrooms or for individual students. The preface states there are approximately 90,000 entries for English terms that would typically be found in newspapers, magazines, or online articles, as well as a selection of new terms in science, technology, and contemporary culture. There are also definitions for some proper names, acronyms, and place-names. Entries are concise, focusing on core meanings and providing pronunciation, inflected forms, parts of speech, and usage labels. Idioms, etymologies, equivalents, and examples may also be included. The font size is small and, though not difficult to read, isn’t appealing for younger students. Reluctant readers might find the format daunting and not easy to use because of the density of the content per page. There are no illustrations, nor are there any of the reference materials generally found in dictionaries intended for this audience—weights and measures, lists of states and presidents, maps, and so on. Many newer words, such as blog and wiki, are not defined. On the other hand, DVD, rap music, and hip-hop have definitions. This is a decent dictionary for its intended audience, though there are many others in this category that fit the bill just as well and are more attractively presented. Grades 6-12. --Terri Tomchyshyn

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 18.95
US$ 30.71

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cynthia A. Barnhart
Published by Facts on File Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 081606380X ISBN 13: 9780816063802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Facts on File Inc, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first purpose of any student s dictionary is to provide the basic information necessary to be able to understand a meaning, decipher a pronunciation, make a correct syllable break, and employ vocabulary appropriate to a particular situation. The Facts On File Student s Dictionary of American English is designed to provide such information as accurately, concisely, and clearly as possible. Its modest entry list of about 90,000 words includes the vocabulary most of us use every day in ordinary writing and encounter in reading a newspaper, novel, magazine, or online article. It also includes a selection of widely used new terms in English, from science and technology to contemporary American culture. Each entry of the standard vocabulary has been evaluated and revised according to current usage. Unlike other dictionaries - including collegiate - this dictionary features long entries that have been trimmed to their core meanings; and shades of meanings are illustrated by phrases or sentences that follow a definition, rather than by using different definitions entirely. The result is a reliable, easy-to-use guide to the English language. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780816063802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cynthia A. Barnhart
Published by Facts On File Inc (2007)
ISBN 10: 081606380X ISBN 13: 9780816063802
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Facts On File Inc, 2007. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780816063802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cynthia A. Barnhart
Published by Facts on File Inc, United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 081606380X ISBN 13: 9780816063802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Facts on File Inc, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first purpose of any student s dictionary is to provide the basic information necessary to be able to understand a meaning, decipher a pronunciation, make a correct syllable break, and employ vocabulary appropriate to a particular situation. The Facts On File Student s Dictionary of American English is designed to provide such information as accurately, concisely, and clearly as possible. Its modest entry list of about 90,000 words includes the vocabulary most of us use every day in ordinary writing and encounter in reading a newspaper, novel, magazine, or online article. It also includes a selection of widely used new terms in English, from science and technology to contemporary American culture. Each entry of the standard vocabulary has been evaluated and revised according to current usage. Unlike other dictionaries - including collegiate - this dictionary features long entries that have been trimmed to their core meanings; and shades of meanings are illustrated by phrases or sentences that follow a definition, rather than by using different definitions entirely. The result is a reliable, easy-to-use guide to the English language. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780816063802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cynthia A. Barnhart
Published by Checkmark Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 081606380X ISBN 13: 9780816063802
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Checkmark Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 688 pages. 10.00x7.00x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __081606380X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cynthia A. Barnhart
Published by Checkmark Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 081606380X ISBN 13: 9780816063802
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Checkmark Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M081606380X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds