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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Angus Stevenson
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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.

The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John Andrew Simpson
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The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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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.

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author : Angus Stevenson
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A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Donna Lee Berg
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A handy roadmap to the greatest dictionary ever compiled, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). This lively volume is the first to provide an in-depth account of the structure of the OED. Includes a bibliography, chronology, listing of key facts and figures about the OED, and more. 90 OED extracts.

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford Dictionaries,
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This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.

Reading the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Ammon Shea
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'If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on. I have read the OED so you don't have to...' Weighing in at 137 pounds, the Oxford English Dictionary is the word lover's Everest and the world's most exhaustive and exhausting dictionary - for instance, there are over 60,000 words on the various meanings of set and un- goes on for 451 pages. Like a lexicographical Edmund Hillary, Ammon Shea set out to boldly read, where no reader has gone before - from cover to cover.Reading the OED gives a very funny account of his coffee-fuelled twelve months lost inside its 20 volumes. Divided into 26 chapters, one per letter of the alphabet, this book is part personal narrative (exploring everything from love to glasses to the superiority of books over computers) and part a collection of Shea's favourite discoveries. These span from the oddly useful (parabore - a defence against bores) to the downright bizarre (natiform - shaped like buttocks) and takes in Nashe's eight different kinds of drunkenness and all kinds of other strangely memorable information along the way. Filled with curiosities, delights and surprises, Reading the OED is a feast for language obsessives, from a man who loves words (perhaps a little too much).

Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John A. Simpson
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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.

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

Author : Oxford University Press
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What was life like for the British men, women, and children who lived in late imperial India while serving the Raj? Empire Families treats the Raj as a family affair and examines how, and why, many remained linked with India over several generations.Due to the fact that India was never meant for permanent European settlement, many families developed deep-rooted ties with India while never formally emigrating. Their lives were dominated by long periods of residence abroad punctuated by repeated travels between Britain and India: childhoodoverseas followed by separation from parents and education in Britain; adult returns to India through careers or marriage; furloughs, and ultimately retirement, in Britain. As a result, many Britons neither felt themselves to be rooted in India, nor felt completely at home when back in Britain.Their permanent impermanence led to the creation of distinct social realities and cultural identities. Empire Families sets out to recreate this society by looking at a series of families, their lives in India, and their travels back to Britain. Focusing for the first time on the experiences of parents and children alike, and including the Beveridge, Butler, Orwell, and Kipling families, ElizabethBuettner uncovers the meanings of growing up in the Raj and an itinerant imperial lifestyle.

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary

Author : Judy Pearsall
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Entries cover over 192,000 words providing definitions, pronunciations, usage notes, grammar advice, and a gazetteer.

The Oxford English Dictionary

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Oxford English Dictionary for Schools

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The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is carefully targeted to support secondary school students with their independent reference skills, to improve their spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and to build vocabulary. Ideal support for Controlled Assessments.

The Ring of Words

Author : Peter Gilliver
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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."

The Meaning of Everything

Author : Simon Winchester
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Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Catherine Soanes
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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. This package includes the latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in print and CD-ROM formats. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing meanings for everyday words plus 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 research findings from the Oxford Reading Programme and the two-billion word Oxford English Corpus. The CD-ROM version of the dictionary offers full-text search functionality, instant look-up from WindowsRG documents, including email and the internet, and high-quality spoken pronunciations for thousands of words, making it ideal for family use, as well as for homework and school use. The CD-ROM is also Mac compatiblefor the first time, due to brand new software. This edition also features a new supplementary 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 Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary

Author : Judy Pearsall
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This dictionary and concise world encyclopedia in one volume includes up-to-the-minute words and phrases new to the language; 10,000 revised encyclopedic articles covering current affairs, science and technology, history, people and places, the arts, sports, and many other fields; and a chronology of world events and scientific achievement through the ages.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Maurice Waite
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"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John Simpson
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The ultimate authority on the usage and meaning of English words and phrases, unparalleled in its accuracy and comprehensiveness, the Oxford English Dictionary is the supreme reference work for anyone who loves the language. Key features: * Integrates the material from the original OED and the Supplement into one alphabetical sequence * Includes over 5,000 new words and meanings * Completely redesigned and reset to enhance readability * Replaces James Murray's pronunciation system with the International Phonetic Alphabet * Treats over a half-million words, illustrating definitions with over 2.4 million quotations Version 2.0 of The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on Compact Disc makes it easy to fully explore the resources of the most authoritative dictionary of the English language. With a brand-new web-browser interface, improved search mechanisms, on-screen help, and screen designs, Version 2.0 of OED2 CD-ROM offers extraordinary access to more tha 500,000 definitions and 2.5 million illustrative quotations tracing the uses of each word through the centuries. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the 20-volume OED Second Edition. Find what you need in seconds with powerful, flexible searching--from simple searches by part of speech or quotation to free-text queries of the entire Dictionary and new proximity searching for words near, before, or after an entry. Whether you're using it for scholarly research, for writing, or purely for enjoyment, Version 2.0 of he OED2 CD-ROM, you'll have instant access to the unparalleled riches of the ultimate authority on the English language.

A Concise History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Rob Walters
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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.