Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198605713

Category: Reference

Page: 1083

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This is a reissue of the ninth edition of the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket English dictionary. It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English and is particularly user friendly with its elegant open design, with different elements starting on new lines. It offers excellent coverage of English as an international language, the defining style is straightforward and non-technical, andthousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage. All irregular noun, verb, and adjectival inflections are spelled out in full, while guidance on grammar and good usage is provided by in-text notes. Additional features include Wordbuilder boxes giving information on related words and thematic tables on subjects such as countries, chemical elements, and nationalities. This title replaces ISBN: 0-19-861334-2.

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 648

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Revised ed. of: Oxford English minidictionary / edited by Georgia Hole, Sara Hawker, 6th ed., c2004.

Lost for Words

The Hidden History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Lynda Mugglestone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106992

Category: History

Page: 273

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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Book & CD-ROM Set

Author: Angus Stevenson,Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601100

Category: Reference

Page: 1728

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Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.

Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199202980

Category: Reference

Page: 818

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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.

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191009687

Category: History

Page: 688

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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary He has drawn on a wide range of sources-including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony-to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people-many of them remarkable individuals-who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.

Colour Oxford Thesaurus

Author: Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607923

Category: Reference

Page: 672

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An easy-to-use dictionary and thesaurus in one volume containing over 140,000 synonyms and antonyms.

The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192805768

Category: English language

Page: 260

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Now available in paperback, The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters: the murderer who contributed from his prison cell, the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in shambles) and James Murray, the self-taught draper's son who spent a half-century bringing the project to triumphant fruition. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating and engaging account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

The Oxford paperback thesaurus

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780191739453

Category: English language

Page: 503

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"300,000 synonyms and antonyms with thousands of usage examples from real English to show how synonyms are used in context."--Publisher's description.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560811

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 988

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Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary

Author: Judy Pearsall

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 1708

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind around the world and is noted for its clear, concise definitions as well as its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the vocabulary of the English-speaking world. This revised edition brings the tenth edition completely up to date by the addition of hundreds of new words and meanings taken from Oxford's renowned data collection programme, with a special focus on fast-changing areas of the language such as newtechnology, e-commerce, fashion, and youth culture. In addition there is a new 40-page section including information on countries and nationalities, alphabets and accents, weights and measures, and a games and puzzles wordfinder. There is also a new grammar guide and a section covering the language emerging through new technologies such as SMS.

Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary

Author: Katherine Barber,Heather Fitzgerald,Robert Pontisso,Tom Howell

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195424393

Category: Reference

Page: 1240

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Based on the critically acclaimed and best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionarym the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers all the authority of Oxford's flagship Canadian dictionary in a handy and affordable format. With 200,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it features over 1,800 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. Designed to fulfill users' everyday reference needs, the Paperback Oxford Canadian Dictionary offers Canadians the essential vocabulary for everyday use.

Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

Author: , Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192734211

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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The Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling Dictionary is the essential reference book for the test in May 2013. In full colour, it has easy-to-use rules and help, plus an alphabetical list of the tricky, and everyday, words including those most commonly misspelt, all backed by analysis of Oxford's unique database of children's writing.

Oxford English: an International Approach Evaluation Pack Ages 11-14

Author: Rachel Redford,Patricia Mertin,Mark Saunders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199129508

Category:

Page: N.A

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Oxford English: An International Approach is a comprehensive course developed specifically for the international classroom. It supports the four language skills in a practical yet enquiry based framework. Suitable for both native speakers and higher level EAL students, it takes a thematic, cross-curricular approach which explores globally relevant themes and texts from around the world. This Evaluation Pack for 11-14 year olds will enable you to trial Student Books 1-3 in your classroom.