The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Print and CD-ROM Edition

By Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Editor)
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780618082308, 2116pp.)

Publication Date: January 2000

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover

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Discover the richness of the English language in ways you never have before, with The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, available in a book and CD-ROM package.

The all-new, full color Fourth Edition includes:

· over 10,000 new words and senses · 4,000 photographs, illustrations, and maps · full etymologies · a revised Appendix of Indo-European Roots · an all-new Appendix of Semitic Roots · over 450 new and revised Usage Notes · 100 Regional Notes · a new Note feature: Our Living Language

The CD-ROM combines the innovation of the Fourth Edition print dictionary with the ease and accessibility of an electronic format. Features of the CD-ROM include:

· Over 1,000 color photographs, illustrations, and maps from the print edition

· Nearly 70,000 spoken pronunciations

· Definitions and usage information can be obtained instantly by highlighting and right-clicking on words in any Microsoft Office application

· A simple search feature finds the word you want, even if you don't know how to spell it

· Separately searchable indexes of all images and note features

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language will meet all your dictionary needs-whether at work, at school, or at home.

Minimal System Requirements

· PC with Pentium® 200 or higher processor · Windows® 95, Windows® 98, Windows NT®, or Windows® 2000 · 32 megabytes of RAM · Hard disk with at least 20 megabytes of free space · CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM drive) · Multimedia system with Microsoft Media Player for sound · SVGA 800 x 600 or higher resolution monitor · Mouse and Keyboard

About the Author

The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.

Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

"Smoot" is one of 10,000 new words featured in the fifth edition of The American Heritage Dictionary, out this month. In an era when every definition is just a click away, why publish an enormous book of words? For the answer, host Audie Cornish turns to the dictionary's executive editor, Steve Kleinedler. More at

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