Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199640942
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes
Publisher: OXFORD
ISBN: 0198610297
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pocket Oxford English Dictionary tenth edition is an updated and fully revised edition of the best-selling Pocket Oxford English Dictionary ninth edition, containing over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions, with definitions even clearer than before. For the new edition there is lots of help with those aspects of the language (such as spelling, pronunciation, and usage) which cause most difficulties. In particular, there are hundreds of new spelling notes to help with tricky words that are commonly misspelled, extra usage notes giving advice on good English, and more help with pronunciations of difficult words. A new open design ensures that this dictionary is even more accessible and easier to use than ever before.

Colour Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199607914
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Reference

This is the reissued Colour Oxford English Dictionary. The Colour Oxford English Dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary, with 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English. Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear, simple style, and avoiding technical language. There are also hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar. The centre section gives guidance on the use of good English, with information on spelling and grammar. The centre section gives guidance on the use of good English, with information on spelling, punctuation, word classes, and word formation. Includes 6 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Online at

Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary Thesaurus and Wordpower Guide

Author: Sara Hawker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198610785
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: English language

The Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide provides three books in one lightweight, easy-to-hold format. The dictionary has over 40,000 words, phrases, and definitions, while the thesaurus offers more than 75,000 alternative words. The dictionary and thesaurus entries are presented in a clear, open design, with separate dictionary and thesaurus sections matching on each page. The Wordpower Guide helps you to expand your vocabulary, and contains sections onforeign words and phrases, collective names for animals and birds, tips on commonly confused words, and a unique Wordbuilder. Its clear page layout, endorsed by and designed in association with the Royal National Institute of the Blind, offers enlarged fonts, larger margins, generous line-spacing, and good quality paper, making it quick and easy to find the word you need. Special attention has been given to the binding and choice of paper, ensuring that there is minimum 'glare' and 'show-through'. Ideal for both adults and school students, particularly those with visual impairment, the Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide is a valuable reference tool for use at home, school, or the office. Portable and affordable, it is the perfect companion to the Paperback Oxford Large Print Dictionary and the Paperback Oxford Large Print Thesaurus.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199547937
Release Date: 2010-09-09
Genre: History

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199571123
Release Date: 2010-08-19
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today. It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus. This new edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information, and extensive appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements. New features include Word Trends which showcase language research based on the Oxford English Corpus and illuminate the extraordinary stories behind fast-changing words of everyday English. 12 months' access to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service is included with this book, so you can get accurate definitions and synonyms wherever you are. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online - updated regularly with the latest changes to words and meanings, so you have the most accurate picture of English available. Use the thousands of audio pronunciations to hear how words are spoken. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more.

The Oxford Paperback Portuguese Dictionary

Author: John Whitlam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198645287
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Designed for students, tourists and travellers, this is the most up-to-date Portuguese and English dictionary of its size available. It offers clear and concise translations of over 40,000 words and phrases in everyday idiomatic use, together with helpful information on grammar and usage. Careful labelling ensures that users can select the best translation for their needs. Both Brazilian and European Portuguese are covered, and pronunciation guidance is given throughout for both Portugueseand English headwords.

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199543786
Release Date: 2010-07-08
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.


Author: Sylvia Chalker
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780192800879
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Reference

An A-Z of 1,000 English grammatical terms, including current mainstream terminology, older, traditional and many new, controversial terms plus coverage of wider linguistics items. Concise definitions are accompanied by more detailed explanations with examples of usage and many quotations from grammar books. Now available in paperback this book should be found on the shelves of all those with an interest in the English language

Oxford American Large Print Dictionary

Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195371253
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

Includes more than 40,000 entries and 50,000 definitions, giving tips on spelling, confusable words, and usage.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Elizabeth M. Knowles
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198607520
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Reference

Contains over 9,000 quotations from 2,500 persons, alphabetically arranged by author, and includes brief textual citations.