The meanings of the words are written in clear and exact language, set in a typeface that his handsome and easy to read. There are no mystifying abbreviations or symbols to decipher. Thousands of quotations from the finest writers illuminate and add depth to the meanings. To ease the reader's search for the right sense, the most commonly sought meanings are listed first, within the entries. A single, alphabetical list is designed for accessibility.
The pages of this third edition of the American Heritage Dictionary are spacious in design. Nearly 4,000 pieces of art help bring the English language alive. These are black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and maps. This distinctive interaction of words and graphics makes this third edition an inviting companion to the inquiring… Read More