Prince Roy makes a suggestion on a
good Chinese-English Dictionary. He describes it very well here.
This volume is very useful to the student of Chinese because it is a complete verbatim translation of Xinhua’s 1992 edition of the dictionary, including all appendices. Not only do you learn the meaning of a word, but you also learn Chinese dictionary terms
I think I am going to look for this dictionary. One of the thing any
intermediate language learner or above starts wanting to learn is how to
use a target language dictionary to look up unfamiliar terms. Quite often
it leads to more questions on the definition but it is good to see how
a dictionary aimed at native speakers tends to define terms.