Revised edition is written especially for the needs of students in grades 6 through 8, ages 11 to 14. Updated to reflect groundbreaking Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition. Hardcover intermediate dictionary offers more than 70,000 entries including thousands of new words and more than 1,000 illustrations, many revised. Abundant word history paragraphs, synonym paragraphs, and example sentences. Dictionary has a laminated hardcover and contains 1,024 pages.