Oxford Dictionary of English

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Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199571120

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 2069

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OXFORD DIC ENGLISH GRAMMAR(P)

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Author: Sylvia Chalker,E. S. C. Weiner

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0192800876

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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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 Dictionary of English Idioms

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Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019954378X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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

Oxford Dictionary of English.

355 000 Stichwörter, Redewendungen und Erklärungen.

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Author: Catherine Soanes,Angus Stevenson

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780198613473

Category: Reference

Page: 2088

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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 fromthe 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.

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

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Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

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

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.

The Oxford Dictionary of Current English

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Author: Della Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 1074

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The most up-to-date dictionary of English available today offers over 65,000 concise and readable entries--10,000 new to this edition--and provides usage notes that reflect the very latest patterns in the way English is both written and spoken. This edition also now lists compound words as main headwords and clearly divides word senses, making it more accessible than ever.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Author: T. F. Hoad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505717

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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A guide to word origins offers entries covering the history and sense-development of a major part of the modern English vocabulary.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

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Author: John Ayto,John Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

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Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198734905

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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Author: Bas Aarts,Sylvia Chalker,Edmund Weiner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079006

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field. This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published since the start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added. All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Oxford Dictionary of English Folklore

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Author: J. M. Y. Simpson,Stephen Roud

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198607663

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Are there any legends about cats? Is Cinderella an English story? What is a Mumming Play? The subject of folklore covers an extremely wide field, with connections to virtually every aspect of life. It ranges from the bizarre to the seemingly mundane. Similarly, folklore is as much a featureof the modern technological age as the ancient world, of every part of the country, both urban and rural, and of every age group and occupation.Containing 1,250 entries, from dragons to Mother Goose, May Day to Michaelmas, this reference work is an absorbing and entertaining guide to English folklore. Aimed at a broad general readership, the dictionary provides an authoritative reference source on such legendary characters as The Sandman,Jack the Giant Killer, and Robin Hood, and gives entertaining and informative explanations of a wide range of subjects in folklore, from nosebleeds and wishbones to cats and hot cross buns.'From an exemplary, clear, and concise introduction to an admirably comprehensive, yet selective, bibliography, but above all from more than 1,250 A-Z entries in between, it is good to know that Oxford University Press can still commission and publish new standard reference titles. .. A welcomedegree of scholarly rigour...coverage is excellent...the quallity of the entries is also outstanding...It is all very readable, concise, and clear throughout - another one of those reference works one can wish to read from cover to cover...a huge amount of fascinating material in this clearly andattractively designed, deceptively concise and reasonably priced volume. It becomes at once a new standard reference book in its field...As such it belongs in any reference collection in or about England, and any collection dealing with folklore.' Library Review

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Luxury Edition

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Author: Angus Stevenson,Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601119

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.

Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage

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Author: Henry Watson Fowler,Jeremy Butterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199661359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 928

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Why literally shouldn't be taken literally. Why Americans think home in on something is a mistake and Brits think hone in is. Is it OK to spell OK okay? What's wrong with hence why? Was Alanis Morrisette ever ironic? Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage is the world-famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values correct English since it first appeared in 1926. Fowler's gives comprehensive and practical advice on complex points of grammar, syntax, punctuation, style, and word choice. Now enlarged and completely revised to reflect English usage in the 21st century, it provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use, while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new. International in scope, it gives in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage issues, with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. The thousands of authentic examples in the book vividly demonstrate how modern writers tackls debated usage issues. They come on the one hand from established literary figures such as Chinua Achebe, Peter Ackroyd, Raymond Carver, Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, and Vikram Seth. On the other, they are drawn from a vast range of newspapers, journals, books, broadcast material, websites, and other digital sources from across the globe, and include references to topical personalities such as Stephen Fry, Prince Harry, Jeremy Paxman, and Wayne Rooney. Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

The Little Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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Author: Sylvia Chalker

Publisher: Oxford University

ISBN: 9780198602101

Category: English language

Page: 280

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Designed as both an accessible introduction and lasting reference guide to English grammar, this Dictionary contains all the accepted grammatical terms used in English today, along with some of the old traditional names. Its clear A-Z arrangement makes it easy for the user to locate an individual item. At the same time, over twenty tables and diagrams and careful cross-referencing help to explain grammar as a coherent and meaningful system. An appendix, new to this revised edition, covers many of the common problems encountered in writing English and shows you how to avoid them.

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

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Author: Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English.

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Author: Della Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198603450

Category: English language

Page: 1104

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This reissue marks the 75th anniversary of publication of the Pocket Oxford Dictionary - the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket dictionary. It is also the most practical and user-friendly pocket dictionary available. With over 140,000 words, phrases, and definitions explained in modern English, together with helpful labelling of informal and slang terms, it should be the first choice for everyday reference use in schools, offices and the home. Etymologies are presented simply, providing interesting information on the origins of thousands of words. Boxes with illustrative examples provide guidance on difficult aspects of English usage, with further guidance given in the Better English Guide which includes many useful tips from Oxfords English language specialists.