Webster's New World Dictionary

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Автор:Колектив
Издателство:The Macmillan Company, New York
Страници:808
Корици:Твърди
Година:1966
Броя:1
ISBN: Тегло (гр.): 1334 Формат: 170/240/45 Състояние: Добро
CONTENTS

Editorial Staflf and Advisory Councii........................... iv

A Note to Teachers........................................ v

Students’ Guide to Using the Dictionary........................ Guide 1

What Is a Dictionary?.................................... Guide 1

Knowing Where to Look.................................. Guide 1

The Problem of Spelling.................................. Guide 7

Steps to Remember...................................... Guide 9

What Does the Word Mean?.............................. Guide 9

How to Pronounce the Words.............................. Guide 12

Guides for Writing, Speaking, and Reading.................. Guide 16

A DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH..................... 1-808

A NOTE ТО TEACHERS
This dictionary was prepared especially for young people in Grades 4 through 8. The editors studied lists showing the words that students are most likely to see : г hear. They checked textbooks and reading materials to find the words now being u;ed in science, social studies, English, and other subjects. Teachers and educators :hroughout the country were consulted to secure their views on contents and arrangement. The editors drew on their own records of words in general use, records built up through years spent in editing dictionaries for high-school and college saidents and for adults. In addition, they asked a number of educators and teachers to serve as an Advisory Council. This Council examined the work of the editors and f ered valuable suggestions. The result of this program is a dictionary specifically prepared for young students, tailored to their needs, their skills, and their per-spectives.

AU entries in this dictionary are presented in one alphabetical listing. In addition to words of general vocabulary, these entries include proper names, abbreviations, suffixes and prefixes, and compounds of two or more words. The main entry is followed by its pronunciation, a part-of-speech label, numbered definitions, and abundant phrase and sentence illustrations of the various meanings in context. Meanings which apply to the use of the word as a noun, for example, are listed separately from those which apply to the use of the word as a verb, adjective, etc.

One of the features of this dictionary is the inclusion in the entry of many common idioms incorporating the entry word, plus words formed from that word: irregular principal parts of verbs, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives and ad-verbs, and plurals of nouns, as well as derivatives formed by the addition of suffixes. Each of these “formed words” shows syllabification and accent and is identified according to use.

One feature that teachers and students will welcome is the simplified pronunciation key that eliminates the confusion caused by using too many diacritical marks. The complete key will be found on p. Guide 13. An abbreviated form of this key will be found on every right-hand page of the dictionary proper. The pronunciations shown are those of General American, as they are sounded in the context of phrases and sentences. The symbols used are broad enough in application to allow speakers of other varieties of American English to apply them to their own pronunciation pattems. Only the commonest variant pronunciations are given.

A special feature of this dictionary is the help it provides in word study and in writing and speaking. Note, for example, the full and well-illustrated treatment of prefixes and suffixes. The meanings, the examples, and the editorial notes guide students in using words that best express the meaning intended and that suit the occasion.

The many pictures are planned not only to brighten the columns of print, but also to add information about the words that they illustrate. An average size is given for every animal pictured. Diagrams and cross sections help the student to visualize complicated concepts. Of particular interest are the drawings for words like scowl, incongruous, cringe, and asketv, illustrating actions and abstract or relative terms in a way that vividly reinforces the definition.

The many helps which students can find in this dictionary are pointed out and rxplained in the introductory materials that follow, prepared for classroom study. Special thanks are due Dr. Marjorie W. Barrows of The Macmillan Company for her valuable assistance in the writing of the Students' Guide.

The Editor

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