Ten years of lexicographic research culminates to form the latest edition of the renowned Webster's New World College Dictionary. This fourth edition combines the most up-to-date information about our language and our world to present a completely revised, updated and expanded edition for this age of instant global communication. This authoritative reference now includes 5,000 new entries and the only four-color atlas offered by a dictionary of this size. New words, new Americanisms, and new biographical and geographical entries are fully integrated into the single alphabetical listing. Thousands of new uses and meanings have been added to many existing entries. The expanded reference section provides easy access to geographical, historical, and other encyclopedic information. Unsurpassed for nearly half a century for its reliability, clarity, and precision, Webster's New World College Dictionary provides the most accurate and current information available anywhere. Millions of users worldwide value this unique combination of features, found in no other dictionary:
* clear, readable definitions that provide instant understanding
* thousands of examples of current word usage
* more than 160,000 entries and over 800 illustrations, biographical photographs, and maps
* page and text redesigned for even greater readability
* the official dictionary of the Associated Press
Table of contents:
Dictionary of Staff.
Consultants and Contributing Editors.
Guide to Dictionary.
Guide to Pronunciation.
Dictionaries of English (Sidney I. Landau).
Webster's New World College Dictionary
Rules of Punctuation.
Nations of the World.
World City Populations.
U.S. Cities by Population.
U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Population.
Cities of Canada by Population.
Continents of the World.
Oceans and Seas of the World by Size.
Largest Lakes of the World.
Longest Rivers of the World.
Hoghest Mountains of the World.
Names for Large Numbers.
Books of the Bible.
American Sign Language (ASL).
Commonly Used Weights and Measures.
Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
Alphabetical List of the Chemical Elements.
Geologic Time Chart.
The Brightest Stars.
The 88 Constellations.
Planets of the Solar System.
Hurricane Damage Potential Scale.
Tornado Damage Potential Scale.
Richter Scale for the Comparative Magnitude of Earthquakes.
Modified Mercalli Scale for Earthquake Destructiveness.
Presidents of the United States.
The Declaration of Independence.
Constitution of the United States.
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.