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The American Heritage® Children's Dictionary
1998 version
by Editors of The American Heritage® Dictionaries

The American Heritage Children's Dictionary
The American Heritage® Children's Dictionary is a new dictionary for children in grades 3 through 6. It contains all the essential features found in a dictionary for older students, but is tailored for children. The Children's Dictionary was compiled by the Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries. More than 400 words have been added to this edition--"electronic mail," "online," "seersucker," "vagabond," and "millennium," to name a few. This dictionary contains nearly 14,000 main entries and 37,000 boldface forms.



Key Features:

• Nearly 14,000 main entries
• homographs that distinguish words with different origins
• inflected forms
• example sentences that show use in context
• accurate, easy-to-read pronunciations
• noun plurals
• parts of speech for all entries
• includes synonyms
• More than 300 Word History features tracing the fascinating family background of such words as hippopotamus (Greek for "river horse"), porcupine (French for "spiny pig"), and ukulele (Hawaiian for "jumping flea").



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precedent noun A model or example that may be followed or referred to later: The court case set a precedent for future legislation. prec'e'dent (prs' dnt) noun, plural precedents.

duck 1 verb 1. To lower the head or body quickly: I ducked to avoid being hit by the ball. 2. To avoid meeting or dealing with; evade: You ducked your responsibility. 3. To plunge under water for a moment. duck1 (dk) verb ducked, ducking.
duck2 noun A water bird witha broad, flat bill, short legs, and webbed feet. duck2 (dk) noun, plural ducks.
Word History: Duck1 and duck2 are native English words that are probably related. Duck1 originally meant "to dive," and duck2 may have originally meant "a bird that dives."

college noun A school attended after high school. col'lege (kl'ij) noun, plural colleges