The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

Book - 2006
Rate this:
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® 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® / Mac® 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® Office application to get definitions at the click of a mouse.

Baker & Taylor
Contains entries for over 10,000 new words reflecting the explosion of computer and Internet technology as well as changes in popular culture and slang.

& Taylor

The fourth edition of a dictionary known for its close attention to high standards of English usage reflects the changing language as it has been influenced in the last few years with an A-Z section of more than ten thousand new words, more than four thousand full-color images, two hundred maps, biographical and geographical listings, etymologies, synonyms, and regional notes, accompanied by a version on CD-ROM.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2006]
Edition: Fourth edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780618701735
Branch Call Number: 423 AMERI
Characteristics: xxxvii, 2,074 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Houghton Mifflin Company
Notes: Includes CD, copyright 2006, inside front cover pocket
CD is compatible with Windows 2000, ME or XP, and MacIntosh OS X
"New updated edition"--Jkt


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at GL

To Top