With 11,000 new words and meanings, this new edition of the Encarta Webster's captures a worldwide view of the English language as it's used today. The dictionary offers more than 400,000 words, phrases, and meanings; 2,000 key quotations through the ages; 4,000 illustrated items, including maps, tables and charts; 10,000 biographical and geographical entries; and authoritative advice on usage, including 1,000 common misspellings and 900 usage notes. Encarta Webster's lexicographers have hunted down the latest terms from the worlds of information technology, science, popular culture, and business. They also include words entering common parlance from other languages, and in hundreds of fascinating word origin entries they note the derivation of English words and phrases. Written in a clear, accessible tone, up-to-date and expansive in its vision of English as an evolving and global tongue, the Encarta Webster's is an invaluable resource for English speakers everywhere.