Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199202982
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Packed with more than 107,000 definitions, the revised and updated edition of this popular, portable dictionary is completely up to date in its coverage.

Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Angus Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198604521
Size: 10.25 MB
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This new edition of the Little Oxford English Dictionary is part of Oxford's new range of dictionaries based on the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English. In a portable and durable format, it is an excellent all-purpose dictionary, and is particularly suitable for secondary school level. The emphasis is therefore on clarity and accessibility both in terms of layout and content. The attractive new design makes it very easy to find the information you need, while definitions arewritten in clear and simple English, avoiding technical vocabulary. Pronunciation guidance is given using a simple respelling system. Extra help is provided in the shape of in-text notes which give guidance on spelling, usage, and selected word origins, and special panels which cover general grammar points, such as punctuation, word building, and parts of speech. The Little Oxford Dictionary is further enhanced by a 16-page quick reference supplement, which includes frequently misspelled words and commonly confused pairs of words, as well as lists of wedding anniversaries and countries and currencies. This title replaces the previous edition ISBN 0-19-860205-7.

The Little Oxford Dictionary Of Current English

Author: George Ostler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198612982
Size: 13.83 MB
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Long a light and portable favorite, this dictionary has sold millions of copies worldwide through its various editions. Now available in a completely revised new edition, this convenient volume includes more than 51,000 entries with 56,000 definitions, new usage notes, enhanced guidance on spellings, extended coverage of technical and scientific terms, and more.

Little Oxford Dictionary Of Proverbs

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191084249
Size: 13.50 MB
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

Little Oxford Dictionary Of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199683635
Size: 18.88 MB
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Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning 'whale horse'.The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins includes 1,000 word histories arranged across 100 wide-ranging themes, from food to phobias, from the universe to love. Featuring words with interesting or surprising origins, it is an irresistible collection of word histories, including dates of origin and an authoritative account of each word's derivation. Beautifully produced and attractively designed, this fascinating volume is a pleasure to browse. It also features a useful index so you can quickly find just the word you are looking for. It is the perfect gift for word lovers and for anyone with an interest in the English language.Readership: Anyone with an interest in words and their origins and in the richness of the English language.

Little Oxford Dictionary Thesaurus And Wordpower Guide

Author: Sara Hawker
Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 0198607091
Size: 18.92 MB
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The Little Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide provides three books in one compact and durable format. It offers the most authoritative and up-to-date coverage of current English, with a dictionary containing over 40,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and a thesaurus with more than 65,000 alternative words. Matching dictionary and thesaurus entries are presented on the same page for quick and easy reference. A unique Wordpower Guide offering a vocabulary builder, lists offrequently misspelled words, and collective nouns for animals and birds helps you to enrich your vocabulary and use the English language more effectively.