Longman Basic Dictionary of American English


Gives clear, understandable definitions of all the words students need at pre-intermediate level, with lots of examples, color pictures and usage notes.

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The clear, simple definitions are written using the 2,000 word Longman Defining Vocabulary, which means that students can be sure to understand the explanations. Helpful, natural examples illustrate the words and phrases in typical contexts, so students learn as well as understand. The fun cartoons and clear, open design add up to a dictionary that students will enjoy using!

Features include:

  • Over 10,000 words and phrases clearly and simply explained.
  • 200 fun cartoon illustrations make the words easy to remember.
  • Full-color illustrations section brings words to life.
  • Over 7,000 natural example sentences show how words are used in context.
  • Exercises show students how to get the most from their dictionary.
  • Usage notes based on information from the Longman Learner's Corpus help students avoid frequent writing errors
  • A Workbook Introduction gives practice in how to use the dictionary.