Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
Everyone should own a collegiate dictionary--that is, a substantial, if still abridged, dictionary with far more information than you find by just googling a word--or that would even fit in a pocket ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - patito-de-hule - LibraryThing
Can't read much without this book around. AND it comes with a CD so I don't even need to grab the book. I try to keep one in every room of the house. (For you who don't know me, I'm practically illiterate without my dictionary, and I can't even spell "kat" without it. Read full review