University of California Davis Home UC Davis Bookstore Home
skip to main page content
American Heritage Thesaurus
by Houghton Mifflin Company

Finding the right words has never been easier...with the ultimate source for today's students, writers, readers, and communicators.

From the editors of America’s favorite dictionary comes the definitive reference for meeting today’s challenging communication demands. Remarkably easy to use and completely up-to-date, The American Heritage Thesaurus is an essential resource for finding the perfect word, enhancing your mastery of the English language, and expressing yourself with precision and efficiency. No other thesaurus on the market today offers a more superlative selection of synonyms, concise definitions, easy-to-follow cross-references, and depth of meaning for the modern-day user.

• More than 20,000 main entries and 150,000 synonyms
• A-to-Z dictionary format that eliminates lengthy index and appendix
• Comprehensive list of synonyms grouped by clear definitions—avoids the confusing hodgepodge of obscure and distantly related terms
• Cross-references among closely related entries to insure precision
• Thousands of completely updated slang and informal terms
• Pertinent quotations and examples that convey nuances in meaning among the most basic and important synonyms

An indispensable addition to the American Heritage family of language guides, destined to become a classic, The American Heritage Thesaurus is a book no home, school, or office should be without.

Pub. Date: June 2005 Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Format: Mass Market Paperback, 720pp

Price: $5.99

To Top

CliffsQuickReview Writing: Grammar, Usage, and Style
When it comes to pinpointing the stuff you really need to know, nobody does it better than CliffsNotes. This fast, effective tutorial helps you master core grammar, usage, and concepts - from parts of speech, punctuation, and clauses to common sentence errors, misused words, and the elements of style - and get the best possible grade.

At CliffsNotes, we're dedicated to helping you do your best, no matter how challenging the subject. Our authors are veteran teachers and talented writers who know how to cut to the chase - and zero in on the essential information you need to succeed.

Price: $0.98

To Top

Merriam Webster Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster


An all-purpose thesaurus at an attractive price. More than 157,000 synonyms, antonyms, related and contrasted words, and idioms. Alphabetically organized for ease of use. Brief definitions describe shared meanings.


Find the right word to say exactly what you mean. This essential reference contains more than 100,000 synonyms, antonyms, related and contrasted words, and idiomatic phrases. Entries are arranged in a single, sensible alphabetical list--so you can find the word you want without struggling through complicated indexes.

Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market Pub. Date: January 2005 ISBN-13: 9780877798507 772pp Edition Description: REV

Price: $5.99

To Top

Merriam Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster

Two essential language references in one handy volume featuring nearly 60,000 alphabetical dictionary entries integrated with more than 13,000 thesaurus entries including extensive synonym lists. Clear and concise guidance including abundant example phrases. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market Pub. Date: January 2006 ISBN-13: 9780877798514 1248pp

Price: $8.99

To Top

Merriam-Webster Pocket Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster

A thesaurus that fits in the palm of your hand! More than 80,000 words are featured in this compact compendium of synonyms, related words and antonyms. Find the right word whenever you need it.

Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated Pub. Date: January 2002 ISBN-13: 9780877795247 400pp Series: Pocket Reference Library

Price: $4.50

To Top

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
by Inc. Merriam-Webster

New edition! A handy, reliable, and authoritative dictionary of words most frequently used in English. More than 75,000 definitions, 2,000 new words entries, and more than 150 illustrations. Expanded special features include a Handbook of Style, Basic English Grammar, Irregular English Verbs and a Guide to Common Verb Collocations (both essential for ESL), and a new Overview of the Internet.

Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated Pub. Date: January 2005 ISBN-13: 9780877796367 720pp Edition Description: New

Price: $12.95

To Top

Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

The perfect dictionary for quick, on-the-go language reference. Features 40,000 entries. Clear, concise, definitions, variant spellings, and pronunciations. Includes a brief guide to punctuation.

Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated Pub. Date: January 2006 ISBN-13: 9780877795308 416pp Series: Pocket Reference Library Edition Description: POCKET

Price: $5.95

To Top

Random House Webster's Dictionary
by Ballantine

The Timeless Resource No Word User Can Be Without–Now Completely Revised and Updated in a New Edition! • More than 75,000 entries
• More than 150 new illustrations
• Helpful supplements on writing, usage, and metric measurements
• Updated geographical and biographical entries integrated throughout the easy A to Z listing
• Common abbreviations
• Hundreds of word histories and etymologies
• Clear and easy-to-understand usage notes and labels
• Features the latest business and computer terms

Random House Webster’s Dictionary is your one-stop reference book. Based on the latest edition of the bestselling and authoritative Random House Webster’s College Dictionary and prepared by a staff of lexicographic experts, this handy, modern, and affordable dictionary is the resource for all your word questions! With Newer Words Faster, you’ll also find the latest slang, business, and computer terms defined with clarity and precision. No other paperback dictionary gives you more!

Price: $5.99

To Top

The American Heritage Dictionary
by Joseph P. Pickett

•Over 70,000 entries
•Thoroughly revised and updated
•1,000 new words and meanings
•Over 400 photographs and illustrations
•Expert guidance on correct usage

Based on the bestselling American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

American Heritage® dictionaries are widely known as the most innovative and informative dictionaries in today's market. This all-new fourth edition of the best-selling classic continues that tradition with its clear and precise definitions, its expert usage guidance, and its wealth of illustrations. Newly updated to reflect our changing language, this revised edition is the most up-to-date and authoritative dictionary available today.

Publisher: Dell Publishing Pub. Date: June 2001 ISBN-13: 9780440237013 951pp Edition Description: All New Fourth Edition Edition Number: 4

Price: $5.99

To Top

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

A completely revised new edition! This best-selling language reference covers the core vocabulary of everyday life. More than 75,000 definitions. Includes pronunciations, word origins, synonym lists, and more than 5,000 usage examples. Special sections and tables. Updated to reflect groundbreaking Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

Publisher: Merriam Webster Mass Market Pub. Date: July 2004 960pp Edition Description: REV Edition Number: 11

Price: $6.50

To Top

Showing Results 1 - 10 of  13