The words and information you need to say what you really mean. This is an extremely concise reference to those words which form the very core of the English vocabulary. This dictionary is one of the smallest of the family of dictionaries by Merriam-Webster. It is intended to serve as a quick reference, especially for questions of spelling, pronunciation, and hyphenation of the most common words in everyday use.
You're most likely to want a dictionary when you're reading or writing. Merriam-Webster's Notebook Dictionary gives you the reference information you need in a convenient, slim-line format that fits easily into your three-ring binder to give you language resources when and where you need them most. The dictionary has 40,000 entries for widely-used words.