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Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary
This is a handy guide to 40,000 English words, with clear, concise definitions - the perfect dictionary for quick, on-the-go language reference.
Paperback, 407 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Merriam-Webster
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Nov 22, 2007 Jenny rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like to read with a dictionary
I'm one of those people who always reads with a dictionary because I'm a writer and I love learning new words. This little book is great to stick in my purse with my book, or to take on the train, airplane, etc. Unless I'm reading at home, I have it with me. My only complaint? Because it's so small - maybe 5x4x.5 inches - it's missing quite a few less common words. If I'm reading a very complex book, or an antequated one, I'd usually rather just use the enormous, hardbound dictionary that I have ...more