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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

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Color Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Sara Hawker
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Based on the Oxford English Corpus, this reference provides a up-to-date selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions given in a clear, simple style, avoiding technical language.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Angus Stevenson
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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is a world-famous bestseller, chosen by thousands of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing meanings for everyday words including scientific and technical vocabulary, as well as English from around the world. This revised edition of the dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words and phrases drawn from ongoing language research ofthe Oxford Reading Programme and the Oxford English Corpus. This edition also features a new centre section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Unusual Words, and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which presents interesting facts about the English language. The revised edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary also retains such popular features as the Word Histories and Usage Notes that can be found throughoutthe A-Z text of the dictionary. This luxury edition includes thumb indexes and a page ribbon to mark your place, and is beautifully presented with printed endpapers and coloured head and tailbands. A convenient reference for the home, office, and school, it is also an ideal gift for friends or family.

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author : Angus Stevenson
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Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Catherine Soanes
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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.

Words of the World

Author : Sarah Ogilvie
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Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.

Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words, making it an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new upgrade version of The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 200, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended. Please note: for the upgrade, installation requires the use of the OED CD-ROM v2.0.

A Concise History of the Oxford English Dictionary

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At a grand party to celebrate completion of the first edition of the Dictionary the Prime Minister of the day called the achievement ‘the greatest enterprise of its kind in history’. The Times greeted the second edition as ‘The greatest work in dictionary making ever undertaken’. And The New York Times topped that with ‘The gigantic total picture of the English language...an epic achievement.’ Wow! So what’s the story? How did it start? What preceded it? Who did the work? Why did it take so long? How did Oxford get involved? And why is the work never finished? This concise history will give you answers to those questions and more in an account which naturally focuses on Oxford, home to the Dictionary for 130 years. Written in the centenary year of the death of its most famous editor, this book celebrates the man whose name is, above all others, synonymous with the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary: James Murray.

Oxford English Reference Dict 2E

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A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : R. W. Burchfield
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These volumes replace the 1933 Supplement to the OED. The vocabulary treated is that which came into use during the publication of the successive sections of the main Dictionary -- that is, between 1884, when the first fascicle of the letter A was published, and 1928, when the final section of the Dictionary appeared -- together with accessions to the English language in Britain and abroad from 1928 to the present day. Nearly all the material in the 1933 Supplement has been retained here, though in revised form (Preface).

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary

Author : Judy Pearsall
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The Oxford English Reference Dictionary extends the aims of conventional dictionaries to be more useful, more practical, and more informative. It provides an extensive English dictionary, as well as proper name entries on people, places, science, etc.

Oxford English Hindi Dictionary

Author : Oxford Dictionaries Staff
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This dictionary contains more than 25,000 headwords and derivatives along with related phrases and idioms. Like our other Bilingual Dictionaries, this has been specially compiled for learners of English, students, professionals and general readers. * Contains frequently used words from current use.* Provides detailed grammatical information especially on irregular nouns, verbs and adjectives.* Gives pronunciation in easy-to-understand format.* Provides variant and alternative spellings.* Gives pronunciation in an easy-to-understand format.* Provides detailed definitions and synonyms in Hindi.* Includes numerous examples of usage from authoritative sources which help to learn how a particular word is used.* Includes useful appendices on Roman numerals, weights and measures, and chemical elements.

The Oxford English Dictionary

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the magnificent "Oxford English Dictionary. Originally published in fascicles starting in 1884 and completed in 1928, subsequently revised, expanded to 20 volumes, and adapted to the electronic age, the "OED has become the most venerated English language reference ever compiled. For those who use and love the language most intensely, the "OED has no peer. With more than 22,000 pages of definitions, nearly 2.5 illustrative quotations from writers as disparate as Geoffrey Chaucer and Erica Jong, William Shakespeare and Raymond Chandler, Charles Darwin and Quentin Tarantino, the OED is a dictionary like no other. Its entries offer the most authoritative definitions, detailed information on pronunciation, variant spellings throughout each word's history, extensive treatment of etymology, and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics (including geographical origins). It is, as "Time observed, "a scholarly Everest." To celebrate 75 years since the publication of the last fascicle of the First Edition, Oxford University Press is offering the Second Edition at a special discounted price. For a limited time only, the 20-volume set is only $895.00— its lowest price ever!

The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : R. W. Burchfield
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles N Z

Author : William R. Trumble
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A major new edition to the world's most comprehensive guide to the English language, this volume is updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings in a new open layout.

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford University Press
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bull Features: 83,000 illustrative quotations from 7,000 authors All major words in English used after 1700 Details of rare and obsolete words

The Oxford Compact English Dictionary

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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English contains 145,000 words, phrases, and definitions.

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

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An easy-to-use dictionary containing 90,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions.

The Oxford Modern English Dictionary

Author : Julia Swannell
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The Oxford Modern English Dictionary offers a handy one-volume reference on day-to-day English. Featuring over 90,000 entries, it draws on the powerful database of the famous Oxford English Dictionary to provide authoritative, in-depth coverage of the words in common use. The Oxford Modern English Dictionary offers clear and thorough definitions, with completely updated usage notes that offer precise guidance to the most accurate meanings. It also indicates word origins and offers illustrative phrases and sentences. In addition, this new dictionary is completely up-to-date, including such new words as bungee-jumping, crop circle, karaoke, and zouk. There is no more thorough and timely resource on the broad range of everyday English than The Oxford Modern English Dictionary.

The Oxford English Dictionary H N

Author : Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
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