American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

A major revision to the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives.

This dictionary presents the most up-to-date research about the words in our language in an accessible and elegant design. The landmark Fifth Edition, with 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 new full-color images, and comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel, is now updated for 2016 with more than 1,000 revisions, including nearly 100 new words and senses.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544454453
  • ISBN-10: 0544454456
  • Pages: 2112
  • Publication Date: 03/22/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 5
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    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.


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