This dictionary has good simple definitions that explain the more common meanings well. It also has the derivations (word histories) for most of its entries. These are often very helpful to get a full understanding of a word.
Out of stock. As of 1 July 2011 the publisher has not ordered a reprint and a planned new edition was cancelled.
From the publisher
The Perfect Student Dictionary! From the publisher of the best-selling Macmillan Dictionary for Children, here is the Macmillan Dictionary for Students. Authoritative and easy to use, it is the most comprehensive dictionary geared specifically to the needs of junior-high and high-school students. It contains 90,000 entries 120,000 definitions, and more than 1,900 illustrations to make meanings absolutely clear. The Macmillan Dictionary for Students also offers such helpful features as 34,000 illustrative sentences, 19,000 notes on word origins, and 2,000 synonym studies.