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The American Heritage® College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
by Editors of The American Heritage® Dictionaries

The American Heritage® College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
The all-new Fourth Edition of The American Heritage® College Dictionary presents the very best that a college dictionary can provide.

It has more features than any other college dictionary and is fully up-to-date with newly coined words in business, computers, politics, science, and the arts.

The Fourth College Edition bears the hallmarks that have distinguished the American Heritage® name for decades: an accessible defining style, helpful usage guidance, and an attractive page design.

With its breadth of coverage and easy-to-use format, The American Heritage® College Dictionary is a multifaceted reference for anyone wishing to explore the English language in all its dimensions.



Key Features:

• 7,500 new words and senses
• More than 2,500 photographs and drawings
• Updated definitions in all subject areas
• Authoritative usage advice from our famous Usage Panel
• Notes on synonyms, regionalisms, word histories, and more
• Up-to-date biographical and geographical entries
• A revised appendix of Indo-European Roots
• A handy new Style Manual, useful to writers of all kinds



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Sample Entry:

hu•bris (hy' brs) also hy•bris (h'-) n. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. [Greek excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in App.] -hu·bris'tic (-brs'tk) adj. -hu•bris'tic•al•ly adv.

ol•i•gar•chy (l'i-gär'k, •'l-) n., pl. -chies
1a.
Government by a few, esp. by a small faction of persons or families. b. Those making up such a government. 2. A state governed by an oligarchy. -ol'i•gar'chic, ol'i•gar'chi•cal adj.

sub•ju•gate (sb'j-gt') tr.v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing, -gates
1.
To bring under control; conquer. See Syns at defeat. 2. To make subservient; enslave. [Middle English subjugaten ‹ Latin subiugare, subiugat- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in App.] -sub'ju•ga'tion n. -sub'ju•ga'tor n.


For more sample entries from this dictionary, see 100 Words That All High School Graduates — And Their Parents — Should Know