Longman Dictionary of American English with Thesaurus and CD-ROM, Third Edition
Specially researched and written to meet the real needs of students of English. The 52,000 words and phrases are defined using only the 2,000 most common English words, and illustrated with 35,000 examples of real usage. The 3,000 most important words are highlighted, and 2,500 thesaurus boxes explain synonyms and antonyms. Includes a Learner's Handbook on writing, grammar, and communication.