This indispensable desk dictionary is ideal for office or home. Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary combines a concise and compact dictionary with an expert guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation, to help users put their best foot forward when communicating.The dictionary contains more than 58,000 up-to-date entries, with clear, concise definitions that give the precise information busy people need. Based on Webster's New World College Dictionary ,Third Edition, it carries the full authority of that respected and trusted reference. The style guide offers clear advice on the rules of written and spoken English, helping users communicate professionally and effectively. It, too, is concise and practical, organized so information is easy to find and use, with numerous helpful examples. More than a dozen useful reference tables complete this unique desk dictionary, and make it a superb value.