Cambridge Complete Dictionary of American English for Learners of ESL
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Now learners of English as a Second or Foreign Language have the tool they need to find out what words mean and how they are used. The Cambridge Dictionary of American English is an all-new, all-American dictionary based on the internationally best-selling Cambridge International Dictionary of English. Entries are organized by meaning so there's no guesswork involved in finding the right word. Definitions are written using a carefully controlled 2000-word vocabulary, so they are clear and easy to understand. Examples are taken from the 40 million words of spoken and written American English in the Cambridge International Corpus, so learners can understand how words are really used. Also available with CD-ROM. The Cambridge Dictionary of American English CD-ROM contains everything you'll find in the printed dictionary, as well as spoken pronunciations for each entry word, links from every word in the text to the entry where that word is defined, and sophisticated tools that allow learners to search on grammar codes, parts of speech, and usage labels as well as words. More than 40,000 definitions of words and phrases Over 3000 common idioms defined, with an index to help find them Each meaning has its own entry, clearly marked with a boxed guideword More examples based on real English, and more full-sentence examples, than any other American English learner's dictionary 50 Language Portraits provide in-depth explanations of difficult topics, such as grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling Definitions are written using a 2000-word vocabulary that learners already know Includes coverage of important Canadian and British words and meanings