Oxford Dictionary of English

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9780198613473: Oxford Dictionary of English

"The New Oxford Dictionary of English" was first published in 1998 and quickly established itself as the foremost single-volume authority on the English language. This is a major new edition, now without the New in the title, but with all the features that brought world-wide acclaim to the first publication. "The Oxford Dictionary of English" is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today, informed by the most up-to-date evidence and the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. The dictionary is unique in that it places the central and most frequent meanings of each word first, followed by secondary and technical senses, slang, idioms, and historical and archaic senses. There are over 500 boxed usage notes, giving guidance on all aspects of the language and backed up by extensive analysis of 100s of millions of words of real English. Featuring 355,000 words, phrases, and definitions, this dictionary offers the most comprehensive coverage of English as it is actually used in the twenty-first century. There is also a brand-new set of appendices, covering topics including countries, heads of state, and chemical elements.

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About the Author:

Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson are Project Editors for English Dictionaries at Oxford University Press.

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`Review from previous edition For once, the publicity is justified. This is an important book, with messages for all of us . . .. Cultural conservatives will find it very unsettling; the rest of us should wallow and cavort through its story.' Andrew Marr in The Observer, 16.08.98

`The [New Oxford Dictionary of English] has . . . outstanding features . . . such as the display of the usage information in an easy-to-read shaded box . . . and . . . loads of useful biographical information.' Wall Street Journal (Europe), 28.08.98

`The [New Oxford Dictionary of English] is a model of clarity - hardly surprising given its illustrious pedigree.' Time Out, 26.08.98

` unsettling; the rest of us should wallow and cavort through its story.' Andrew Marr in The Observer, 16.08.98

`unsettling; the rest of us should wallow and cavort through its story.' Andrew Marr in The Observer, 16.08.98

`..a splendid and beautiful dictionary' Lynn Truss

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