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Webster's New World college dictionary
Agnes, Michael.
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxviii, 1716 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
"A Webster's New World book"--T.p. verso.
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Hamburg Library PE1628 .W5633 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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

Author Notes

The Editors of the Webster's New World Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Table of Contents

Sidney I. Landau
Dictionary Staffp. vi
Consultants and Contributing Editorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Guide to the Dictionaryp. xi
Guide to Pronunciationp. xxii
Dictionaries of Englishp. xxv
Webster's New World College Dictionaryp. 1
World Atlasp. 1012
Reference Supplement
Rules of Punctuationp. 1672
Nations of the Worldp. 1677
World City Populationsp. 1680
U.S. Statesp. 1682
U.S. Cities by Populationp. 1683
U.S. Metropolitan Core Areas by Populationp. 1684
Canadap. 1684
Cities of Canada by Populationp. 1685
Mexicop. 1685
Geographical Datap. 1686
Continents of the World
Oceans and Seas of the World by Size
Largest Lakes of the World
Longest Rivers of the World
Highest Mountains of the World
Monetary Unitsp. 1688
Currency Symbols
Names for Large Numbers
Roman Numeralsp. 1690
Books of the Biblep. 1690
Calendarsp. 1691
American Sign Language (ASL)p. 1691
Commonly Used Weights and Measuresp. 1692
Periodic Table of Chemical Elementsp. 1694
Alphabetical List of the Chemical Elementsp. 1694
Geologic Time Chartp. 1696
Astronomical Datap. 1698
The Brightest Stars
The 88 Constellations
Planets of the Solar System
Meteorologyp. 1700
Beaufort Scale
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 Statesp. 1701
The Declaration of Independencep. 1702
Constitution of the United Statesp. 1703
Amendments to the Constitution of the United Statesp. 1709
Indexp. 1715

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