Concise Oxford American Dictionary

Author: Oxford Oxford Languages

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UVA:X004910690

Category: Reference

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This new dictionary packs an extraordinary amount of information into a handy book that is practical, dependable, affordable, and easy to read.Based on the groundbreaking flagship dictionary of Oxford's US Dictionaries program, the New Oxford American Dictionary, this concise edition includes more than 180,000 entries and definitions, complete with pronunciations, parts of speech, syllabification, inflected forms, and derivatives.All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds.The Concise Oxford American Dictionary is a convenient and complete dictionary for school, work, and home. The dictionary includes Usage Notes that give helpful information on correct English; hundreds of Word Histories that provide fascinating background on the lives of words; more than 300 carefully chosen illustrations; and a handy Ready Reference section with information about weights and measures, chemical elements, U.S. states and presidents, punctuation, frequently misspelled words, and much more.
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The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English

Author: Frank R. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015050798597

Category: Reference

Page: 996

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A comprehensive lexicon of American English includes 175,000 concise definitions; notes on grammar, style and usage; hundreds of word histories; 225 illustrations, and three thousand biographical and geographical entries. Original.
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The Pocket Oxford American Dictionary of Current English

Based on a vast database of over 100 million words, this dictionary focuses on words users most commonly encounter, omitting those words rarely seen.

Author: Frank R. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0195150821

Category: Reference

Page: 996

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Based on a vast database of over 100 million words, this dictionary focuses on words users most commonly encounter, omitting those words rarely seen.
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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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.

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199601110

Category: Reference

Page: 1682

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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.
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations.

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198614173

Category: Reference

Page: 580

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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.
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Oxford American Large Print Dictionary

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

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195371253

Category: Reference

Page: 1442

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

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Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199571123

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

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19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Oxford Quick Reference

ISBN: 9780198715443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.
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The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: Frank R. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195130979

Category: Reference

Page: 972

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Rather than forcing readers to flip between the thesaurus for synonyms and the dictionary for definitions, "The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus" provides a unified approach, treating meanings and related words within the same entry.
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Oxford American Dictionary

Author: Eugene Ehrlich

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822004190641

Category: English language

Page: 816

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Contains all the words an American is likely to hear or read in the home, office, or school and features American spelling, usage notes and a clear pronunciation system.
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Garner s Modern American Usage

English Dictionaries The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
4th ed. Boston & N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Chambers 21st Century Dictionary.
Edinburgh: Chambers, 1996. The Concise Oxford Dictionary. 11th ed. Oxford: ...

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.
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The Oxford American Desk Dictionary

Offers definitions, usage, and pronunciation for over 100,000 words

Author: Frank R. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 0195126734

Category: Reference

Page: 798

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Offers definitions, usage, and pronunciation for over 100,000 words
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199654505

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.
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The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

Integrates dictionary and thesaurus in one volume by combining meanings and related words in one entry, and offers appendices that include proverbs, chemical elements, the periodic table, and musical notation

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195099494

Category: Reference

Page: 1828

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Integrates dictionary and thesaurus in one volume by combining meanings and related words in one entry, and offers appendices that include proverbs, chemical elements, the periodic table, and musical notation
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Pocket Oxford Duden German Dictionary

Authoritative and up to date, this edition covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary German and English, with brand-new words in each language.

Author: Michael Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198614357

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 954

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Authoritative and up to date, this edition covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary German and English, with brand-new words in each language. More than just a dictionary, it also includes sections on grammar, culture, and communication.
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The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary

Author: Joyce Hawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: MINN:31951P00650953M

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Page: 1783

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Encyclopedic entries cover such areas as history, the sciences, current events, and people in the news
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The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996.

Author: Dudenredaktion (Bibliographisches Institut)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198601328

Category: English language

Page: 1712

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The highly acclaimed Oxford-Duden German Dictionary provides authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of modern English and German. The text has been designed to meet the needs of both English and German speakers, whether they wish to write or speak the foreign language ortranslate from it. This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996. Over 260,000 words and phrases and 450,000 translations Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the general vocabulary of contemporary German and English Hundreds of example sentences showing words in use Extensive guidance on the selection of the correct translation Explanation of terms for which cultural or other differences prevent an exact translation Coverage of British and American English, and the German of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Detailed grammatical information, including irregular plurals and past tenses Helpful appendices on a wide variety of subjects including: grammar, numerical expressions, weights and measures, and a letter-writing guide
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Kister s Best Dictionaries for Adults Young People

and the CONCISE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY ; Merriam - Webster
publishes WEBSTER'S NEW IDEAL ... that might possibly appeal to some North
American consumers is the British - made CONCISE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF
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Author: Kenneth F. Kister

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002555667

Category: Education

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Looks at how dictionary publishing has changed, tells how to select a dictionary, and provides an annotated list of abridged, unabridged, and children's dictionaries
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The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111805581

Category: Reference

Page: 1891

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Provides definitions and synonyms for more than 300,000 American English words, and offers a language guide covering vocabulary, spelling, and usage.
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Garner s Modern English Usage

Edinburgh: Chambers, 1996. e Concise Oxford Dictionary. 12th ed. Oxford:
Clarendon Press, 2011. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed.
Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 2003. e New Oxford American Dictionary.
2d ed.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190491505

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

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With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of this book-now renamed Garner's Modern English Usage (GMEU)-reflects usage lexicography at its finest. Garner explains the nuances of grammar and vocabulary with thoroughness, finesse, and wit. He discourages whatever is slovenly, pretentious, or pedantic. GMEU is the liveliest and most compulsively readable reference work for writers of our time. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing. Garner liberates English from two extremes: both from the hidebound "purists" who mistakenly believe that split infinitives and sentence-ending prepositions are malfeasances and from the linguistic relativists who believe that whatever people say or write must necessarily be accepted. The judgments here are backed up not just by a lifetime of study but also by an empirical grounding in the largest linguistic corpus ever available. In this fourth edition, Garner has made extensive use of corpus linguistics to include ratios of standard terms as compared against variants in modern print sources. No other resource provides as comprehensive, reliable, and empirical a guide to current English usage. For all concerned with writing and editing, GMEU will prove invaluable as a desk reference. Garner illustrates with actual examples, cited with chapter and verse, all the linguistic blunders that modern writers and speakers are prone to, whether in word choice, syntax, phrasing, punctuation, or pronunciation. No matter how knowledgeable you may already be, you're sure to learn from every single page of this book.
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