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Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Eleventh Edition

Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson

Publication date: 8 July 2004
1728 pages, 234mm x 156mm


 

Description
  • Major new edition providing an authoritative, up-to-the-minute description of the English language
  • Based on hundreds of millions of words of real English from the Oxford English Corpus
  • Over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 900 new words
  • NEW Word Histories feature telling the often bizarre stories of the origins and development of 100s of words, such as accolade and candid
  • NEW: Hundreds of extra notes on grammar and usage covering a wide range of topics, from confusable words (what's the difference between peddle and pedal?) to punctuation (where should a hyphen be used?)
  • Rich vocabulary coverage including scientific, technical, World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms
  • Appendices containing lists of alphabets, currencies, chemical elements, electronic English, and more
New to this edition
  • 900 new words
  • 400 new notes on grammar and usage
  • Word Histories feature, providing detailed explanations of the origins and development of 100 words
  • Appendix on registers in language, from formal to slang, including a section on English used in electronic communication
  • Single edition with printed thumb tabs gives pinpoint accuracy for finding alphabetical changes
Authoritative and up to date, this eleventh edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 900 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage.

New to this edition is a fascinating Word Histories feature, telling the often bizarre stories of the origins and development of 100s of words. For example, did you know that the word grammar is related to glamour, or that cockney used to mean a spoilt child? This dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang, plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

This new edition replaces ISBNs 0-19-860572-2 and 0-19-860636-2.


Readership: For anyone needing a concise and authoritative dictionary of current English for study, work, or home.

 
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Guide to the Use of the dictionary
  • Abbreviations used in the dictionary
  • Note on trademarks and proprietary status
  • Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Appendix 1: Countries of the World
  • Appendix 2: Prime Ministers and Presidents
  • Appendix 3: Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom
  • Appendix 4: Weights, Measures, and Notation
  • Appendix 5: Chemical Elements
  • Appendix 6: The Greek Alphabet
  • Appendix 7: The Solar System
  • Appendix 8: Collective Nouns
  • Appendix 9: Types of Language
  • Appendix 10: English in Electronic Communication
  • Appendix 11: Guide to Good English

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary (thumbindex)

ISBN

Price, € (VAT 0%)
Plain, hardback

0 19 860864 0

€35,00

 
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