The Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Basic English is designed for people with limited English language skills. Great for ESL students. More than 36,000 entries include inflected forms and variants. Concise, easy-to-use definitions. Nearly 20,000 usage examples and over 400 detailed line drawings. Includes word history and synonym paragraphs. Special sections include Signs and Symbols; Confused, Misused, and Misspelled Words; English Grammar; and Weights and Measures. Includes 800 pages. Measures 5.75" x 8.5" . Trade paperback binding.