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 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.

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 sincethe 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 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.

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.

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 Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Author: Patrick Hanks,Richard Coates,Peter McClure

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192527479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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.

Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English

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Author: Clive Upton,William A. Kretzschmar,Rafal Konopka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198607724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1208

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Compiled by a team of linguistics experts, this is a comprehensive pronunciation dictionary which gives phonetic transcriptions using the International Phonetic Alphabet for the rendering of words and proper names in both British and American English.

The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

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Author: Tony Deverson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195584974

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 322

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A landmark contribution to New Zealand English, the Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the most up to date and comprehensive work of its kind. The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is a collection of entries for some six and a half thousand distinctive New Zealand words and usages, with around half of that number shown in actual use by way of one or more illustrative quotations from written publications. The dictionary's contents encompass the full range of New Zealandisms, drawnfrom a wide variety of domains and areas of New Zealand life, and including items both current and disused, contemporary and historical in reference, colloquial and non-colloquial in style, and borrowed and internally sourced in origin. The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms is the first to represent the entire spectrum of New Zealand English vocabulary since the publication of the late Harry Orsman's monumental Dictionary of New Zealand English in 1997.

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

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.

The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions

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Author: Andrew Delahunty,Sheila Dignen,Penny Stock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

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Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our knowledge of literature and mythology to give a shorthand for describing people, places, and events. This text explains the meanings of the allusions in use in modern English. Originally published: 2001.

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.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

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Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199560811

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 988

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Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

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Author: Michael Kennedy,Joyce Bourne

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0198608845

Category: Music

Page: 815

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This quick reference book of musical terminology includes brief biographical sketches of musicians, composers, vocalists, and conductors.