Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster, 2006 - Reference - 1623 pages
Luxury leather binding! Special gift edition of America's best-selling dictionary, exquisitely bound in deep brown leather with gold foil stamping. Gilt-edged, acid-free paper and elegant, reinforced binding. Fully revised print edition features more than 225,000 definitions and more than 10,000 new words and meanings. More than 700 illustrations. Special sections include Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, Geographical Names, Signs and Symbols, and A Handbook of Style.

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Since 1937. Merriam-Webster is America's foremost publisher of language-related reference works. The company publishes a diverse array of print and electronic products, including Merriam-Webster's CollegiateŽ Dictionary, Eleventh Edition - America's best-selling desk dictionary - and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster can be considered the direct lexicographical heir of Noah Webster. In 1843, the company bought the rights to the 1841 edition of Webster's magnum opus, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Corrected and Enlarged. At the same time, they secured the rights to create revised editions of the work. Since that time, Merriam-Webster editors have carried forward Noah Webster's work, creating some of the most widely used and respected dictionaries and reference books in the world.

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