A panel of more than 200 experienced writers, scholars, and scientists contributed to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth edition. The much-anticipated Fifth Edition of The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language is exhaustively researched and thoroughly revised. The Fifth Edition contains 10,000 new words and senses, over 4,000 dazzling new full-color images, and authoritative, up-to-date guidance on usage from the celebrated American Heritage® Usage Panel.
The Fifth Edition represents the work of a dedicated team of experts, scholars, and contributors. Thousands of definitions have been revised in rapidly changing fields such as astronomy and biology, geographical entries and maps have been completely updated, and the dictionary’s signature feature notes on word history, synonymy, and language variation have been enhanced and improved.