Your Quick-Reference Guide to Words and Language Information Merriam-Webster's Desk Dictionary delivers easy access to information about the essential vocabulary of English. Also includes a wealth of facts and figures from the world around us. Clear, Concise Definitions Help You Communicate Effectively Over 60,000 entries and 70,000 definitions deliver vital vocabulary. Spellings and Pronunciations Help You Write and Speak Accurately Every entry reveals how to spell and pronounce a word. Examples of Words Used in Context Help You Choose the Right Word Verbal illustrations provide examples of how words are commonly used. Special Sections Help You Build Understanding and Knowledge Find answers fast with quick-reference sections including common English given names, foreign words and phrases, biographical names, geographical names, population figures, state facts, and documentation of sources.Merriam-Webster, Inc. Staff is the author of 'Merriam-Webster's Desk Dictionary' with ISBN 9780877795490 and ISBN 0877795495.