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American Heritage Dictionary

American Heritage Dictionary

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- More than 70,000 entries
- Thoroughly revised and updated
- 2,500 new words and meanings
- More than 400 photographs and illustrations
- Expert guidance on correct usage

YOU ARE YOUR WORDS

The words you use define you. Make the most of them with The American Heritage(R) Dictionary.

THE FIFTH EDITION FEATURES

Clear definitions written in a style that is accurate and easy to understand
New words and senses in all areas from science and technology to food and clothing
Biographical and geographical entries that identify the people and places you need to know
Useful illustrations that enhance the definitions and make learning easier
Expert guidance on usage based on surveys of the American Heritage(R) Usage Panel
Etymologies, synonyms, antonyms, and much more

American Heritage Dictionary

American Heritage Dictionary

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The all-new Fourth Edition of the American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language offers more information about the language, in a more accessible format, than any other dictionary in its class. And its elegant, inviting design makes it the most handsome reference book on the market.
The Editors of the American Heritage(R) Dictionary have added over 10,000 new words and senses. From slang and popular culture to the latest medical, high-tech, and scientific terms, the Fourth Edition's vocabulary has been thoroughly updated to reflect our constantly changing language.
Fresh, full-color design. Over 4,000 full-color photographs, drawings, and maps enhance the American Heritage(R) Dictionary's definitions and make browsing irresistible.
Trustworthy usage guidance. The American Heritage(R) Dictionary has distinguished itself for decades by offering clear and comprehensive usage guidance. Hundreds of new and updated Usage Notes, based on the results of surveys sent to the more than 200 scholars and writers who comprise our Usage Panel, help you make informed decisions about usage questions you face every day.
More in-depth note features than any other dictionary. Word Histories, Synonym Paragraphs, and Regional Notes explore the language in a breadth and depth unequaled by any other dictionary.
All-new Our Living Language Notes. A fascinating new series of Notes illustrates how social factors such as age and ethnicity influence the way our language is shaped by speakers from all walks of life.
Unrivaled biographies and geographies. The American Heritage(R) Dictionary has long been known for its expansive treatment of biographical and geographical entries. These informative capsule summaries have been thoroughly updated for the Fourth Edition.
Two unique Appendixes. Discover the hidden connections between words in the newly expanded Appendix of Indo-European Roots and in the all-new Appendix of Semitic Roots. The American Heritage(R) Dictionary offers you the most thorough and intriguing view of the history of words to be found in any dictionary.
American Heritage Dictionary Fourth Edition

American Heritage Dictionary Fourth Edition

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Over 70,000 entries Thoroughly revised and updated 1,000 new words and meanings Over 400 photographs and illustrations Expert guidance on correct usageBased on the bestselling American Heritage(r) Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth EditionAmerican Heritage(r) dictionaries are widely known as the most innovative and informative dictionaries in today's market. This all-new fourth edition of the best-selling classic continues that tradition with its clear and precise definitions, its expert usage guidance, and its wealth of illustrations. Newly updated to reflect our changing language, this revised edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary available today. More than a thousand new entries for such terms as "e-tailer, zine, bioreserve, chatroom, red card, domestic partner " More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, thoroughly updated for the new millennium The most lavishly illustrated dictionary on the market -- with over 400 images Expert usage guidance based on the American Heritage(r) Usage Panel Regional notes from around the country Hundreds of synonym lists, fascinating etymologies, and much moreAmerican Heritage(r) Dictionaries. Setting a new standard."
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

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The much-anticipated Fifth Edition of The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language is the premier resource about words for people who seek to know more and find fresh perspectives. Exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised, the Fifth Edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage(R) Usage Panel.

In keeping with the American Heritage tradition of cutting-edge research, the Fifth Edition represents the work of a dedicated team of experts, scholars, and contributors. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary's signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved.

Trustworthy advice on controversies and conundrums in English usage is provided by the American Heritage Usage Panel, a group of 200 prominent users of the language. Under the leadership of Steven Pinker, preeminent researcher on language and the mind, the Panel passes judgment on both new and longstanding usage problems. No other dictionary offers such discerning and helpful guidance on issues of usage, grammar, and style.

Word meanings are made easier to understand with thousands of new quotations from classic and contemporary writers. Etymologies explaining word origins and development have been newly created or revised to reflect the very latest scholarship. Many words are traced back to their roots in prehistory through two unique appendixes showing word roots in ancient Indo-European and Semitic.
Reliable, enlightening, and visually stunning, the Fifth Edition of The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language gives you the opportunity to make your mark in the best possible way.

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

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This newly updated edition of America's favorite dictionary features revised biographical and geographical entries as well as up-to-date charts and tables for topics such as world currencies and chemical elements. Among the 500 entries new to this update are Amber Alert, blogosphere, gravitino, halo effect, hawala, lycopene, malware, micropolis, proteome, Qi Gong, SARS, shout-out, speed dating, sudoku, Texas hold'em, text message, and wiki.
The renowned American Heritage(R) Usage Panel, a group of more than 200 distinguished writers, scholars, and scientists, offers advice on problems of grammar and style; engaging notes explain word histories and clarify differences among synonyms; thousands of quotations and example sentences show words in context; and elegant definitions are enhanced by 4,000 full-color photographs, drawings, and maps, making this one of the most readable dictionaries available anywhere.
This dictionary can also be purchased with a fully loadable Windows(R) / Mac(R) CD-ROM that contains the entire text of the updated Fourth Edition, 68,000 audio pronunciations, 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, and a college-level thesaurus with more than 260,000 synonyms. The CD-ROM has spell-check capability and can be used in conjunction with any Microsoft(R) Office application to get definitions at the click of a mouse.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Editon

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Editon

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This newly updated edition of America's favorite dictionary features revised biographical and geographical entries as well as up-to-date charts and tables for topics such as world currencies and chemical elements. Among the 500 entries new to this update are Amber Alert, blogosphere, gravitino, halo effect, hawala, lycopene, malware, micropolis, proteome, Qi Gong, SARS, shout-out, speed dating, sudoku, Texas hold'em, text message, and wiki.
The renowned American Heritage(R) Usage Panel, a group of more than 200 distinguished writers, scholars, and scientists, offers advice on problems of grammar and style; engaging notes explain word histories and clarify differences among synonyms; thousands of quotations and example sentences show words in context; and elegant definitions are enhanced by 4,000 full-color photographs, drawings, and maps, making this one of the most readable dictionaries available anywhere.
This dictionary can also be purchased with a fully loadable Windows(R) / Mac(R) CD-ROM that contains the entire text of the updated Fourth Edition, 68,000 audio pronunciations, 1,000 full-color photographs and illustrations, and a college-level thesaurus with more than 260,000 synonyms. The CD-ROM has spell-check capability and can be used in conjunction with any Microsoft(R) Office application to get definitions at the click of a mouse.
American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Ed.

American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Ed.

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-Over 70,000 entries
-Thoroughly revised and updated
-1,000 new words and meanings
-Over 400 photographs and illustrations
-Expert guidance on correct usage
Based on the bestselling American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
American Heritage(R) dictionaries are widely known as the most innovative and informative dictionaries in today's market. This all-new fourth edition of the best-selling classic continues that tradition with its clear and precise definitions, its expert usage guidance, and its wealth of illustrations. Newly updated to reflect our changing language, this revised edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary available today.
-More than a thousand new entries for such terms as "e-tailer, zine, bioreserve, chatroom, red card, domestic partner "
-More biographical and geographical entries than any other paperback, thoroughly updated for the new millennium
-The most lavishly illustrated dictionary on the market -- with over 400 images
-Expert usage guidance based on the American Heritage(R) Usage Panel
-Regional notes from around the country
-Hundreds of synonym lists, fascinating etymologies, and much more
American Heritage(R) Dictionaries. Setting a new standard.

American Heritage Spanish Dictionary

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American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

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The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary is the ideal science resource for students and their families for homework, school projects, or just browsing. This updated edition includes a revised table of the planets that takes into account the demotion of Pluto from the category of planet, along with the new vocabulary created by the International Astronomical Union, including the term dwarf planet.With over 4,500 entries, 425 full-color photographs and drawings, and 175 fascinating feature notes, this is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.
American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

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Finding the right words has never been easier...with the ultimate source for today's students, writers, readers, and communicators.

From the editors of America's favorite dictionary comes the definitive reference for meeting today's challenging communication demands. Remarkably easy to use and completely up-to-date, The American Heritage Thesaurus is an essential resource for finding the perfect word, enhancing your mastery of the English language, and expressing yourself with precision and efficiency. No other thesaurus on the market today offers a more superlative selection of synonyms, concise definitions, easy-to-follow cross-references, and depth of meaning for the modern-day user.

- More than 20,000 main entries and 150,000 synonyms
- A-to-Z dictionary format that eliminates lengthy index and appendix
- Comprehensive list of synonyms grouped by clear definitions--avoids the confusing hodgepodge of obscure and distantly related terms
- Cross-references among closely related entries to insure precision
- Thousands of completely updated slang and informal terms
- Pertinent quotations and examples that convey nuances in meaning among the most basic and important synonyms

An indispensable addition to the American Heritage family of language guides, destined to become a classic, The American Heritage Thesaurus is a book no home, school, or office should be without.

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

American Heritage Thesaurus First Edition

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Finding the right words has never been easier...with the ultimate source for today's students, writers, readers, and communicators.
From the editors of America's favorite dictionary comes the definitive reference for meeting today's challenging communication demands. Remarkably easy to use and completely up-to-date, The American Heritage Thesaurus is an essential resource for finding the perfect word, enhancing your mastery of the English language, and expressing yourself with precision and efficiency. No other thesaurus on the market today offers a more superlative selection of synonyms, concise definitions, easy-to-follow cross-references, and depth of meaning for the modern-day user.
- More than 20,000 main entries and 150,000 synonyms
- A-to-Z dictionary format that eliminates lengthy index and appendix
- Comprehensive list of synonyms grouped by clear definitions--avoids the confusing hodgepodge of obscure and distantly related terms
- Cross-references among closely related entries to insure precision
- Thousands of completely updated slang and informal terms
- Pertinent quotations and examples that convey nuances in meaning among the most basic and important synonyms
An indispensable addition to the American Heritage family of language guides, destined to become a classic, The American Heritage Thesaurus is a book no home, school, or office should be without.
American Heritage® Essential Student Thesaurus Fourth Edition

American Heritage® Essential Student Thesaurus Fourth Edition

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Now expanded with more quotations, this thesaurus makes it even easier to find the right word for every occasion.

The American Heritage(R) Essential Student Thesaurus, Fourth Edition, is an at-a-glance writing aid and vocabulary builder. Drawing on revisions made for the fifth edition of its renowned companion The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, this thesaurus presents more than 300 entries and 1,200 synonyms in a clear A-to-Z format. With paragraph-style writing to help readers differentiate synonyms, this book is ideal for students (ages 12 and up) and English language learners. An example sentence or quotation illustrates every synonym. Many entries go into greater detail, explaining nuances that distinguish related words. The quotations show synonyms in literary contexts, a feature that has been expanded for this edition. New quotations from contemporary usage include public figures such as Barack Obama, acclaimed writers such as Maya Angelou, and popular authors such as Suzanne Collins and Neil Gaiman.

American Public School Law

American Public School Law

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Alexander and Alexander's best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today's school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration.
American Sign Language

American Sign Language

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It's the third most used language in the United States--and yet it's "spoken" without even opening your mouth! It's estimated that as many as two million Americans speak American Sign Language, a method of communication that's both fun and useful, even if you or your friends and family are not hearing impaired.

American Sign Language uses simple-to-follow photographs to teach you the alphabet, numbers, and simple words and phrases. Divided into categories such as Animals and People and Pronouns, the book and accompanying flashcards show you how to use your hands to communicate. Once you've learned the alphabet, you'll build on that knowledge to learn the words for "friend" and "family." And when you how the words for "chicken" and "cat" evoke a chicken opening and closing its beak and a cat stroking its whiskers, you'll truly understand how intuitive and enjoyable learning American Sign Language can be.

Learning a new language is always a rewarding endeavor--and with American Sign Language, it's easier than ever!

American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book

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The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book features 54 different puzzles to help students learn, review, and strengthen their signing vocabulary. Inspired by the bestselling dictionary, this unique workbook offers a variety of puzzles at three different levels -- easy, medium, and difficult. Author Linda Lascelle Hillebrand provides a concise explanation of the basic handshapes used in American Sign Language (ASL), then invites readers to have fun while solving all sorts of sign puzzles.

Users can practice sign identification with Crossword and Word Search puzzles that have signs as clues rather than words. Easy puzzles show as few as six signs while advanced puzzles contain as many as 30 signs each. Some of the crossword puzzles provide spaces both across and down for the multiple meanings that many signs can represent.

Handshape Order puzzles require users to identify the handshape of the sign in an illustration, then list the sign's meaning in English. Match puzzles also challenge readers to find corresponding signs for English glosses. Solutions to It Doesn't Belong and Sign Description puzzles depend upon knowing the parameters of ASL signs--handshape, orientation, location, and movement--to deduce which word in a list doesn't belong, and to write the English word for the described signs. The American Sign Language Handshape Puzzle Book is a new, different, and entertaining way to practice ASL that students of all ages are sure to enjoy.

American Sign Language Phrase Book

American Sign Language Phrase Book

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Open up a whole new world of communication through ASL

You can easily learn ASL with help from The American Sign Language Phrase Book. With more than 500 phrases, this is the reference guide to everyday expressions in American Sign Language, providing a quick way for you to converse with deaf people.

Clearly illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this book focuses on areas such as health, family, school, sports, travel, religion, time, money, food and drink, and small talk. This edition's new chapter on technology boasts 50 phrases to help you communicate about the Internet, computing, video relay, and more. There is even a chapter that gives you phrases for communicating about signing: asking people to sign slower, indicating your fingerspelling ability, and requesting help with your fledgling skills.

From asking simple questions ("How are you?") to more complex phrases ("There's no sign for that, you have to fingerspell it."), The American Sign Language Phrase Book gives you the power to communicate easily and comfortably in ASL.

American Sign Language the Easy Way

American Sign Language the Easy Way

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The use of "facial grammar" as a first step before learning manual signing The 10 key grammatical rules of American Sign Language Material for practice sessions following every lesson ASL (American Sign Language) and modern Deaf Culture More than 800 line drawings illustrate ASL signs 36 progressive lessons
American Spelling Book

American Spelling Book

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Considered to be the third-best selling book of all time in America. With its distinctive blue cover, it earned the nickname the blue-backed speller and was used over the span of nearly a century. This is an exact reproduction of the 1824 edition.