ok, I know it seems like a stupid question, but picking a dictionary is HARD!!!
i am wanting an american english dictionary. i need a BIG FULL desk dictionary for under $75, i am going to school for my masters, so it must be at LEAST college level.
and a true pocket dictionary. the more words in the least amount of space the better. illustrations are beyond the point for this. $12 price point for this.
this is the one that is calling me,
BUT i find it not the least bit suspect that they wont list the total number of entries, and that a number of users find it simplict. ANOTHER BUT, if it is "homely" but gets the idea across without watering it down (if thats possible) i can live with it.
now i looked at oxford, but its seems a bit stuffy and plus i cant find an edition within my price range in print. oxford i find annoying because of all the filler, like do you really need the history of the word "the"??? really!!!