ISBN : 8605765 © Oxford University Press 2002 This dictionary is ideal for everyone needing clear and accessible information on today's English. With over 140,000 words, including phrases, derivatives and idioms in more than 30,000 definitions, it provides a comprehensive coverage of everyday English. The meanings are given in a plain and straightforward style. Usage notes give guidance on points of grammar, usage, and spelling. Concise and useful information on interesting aspects of word origins is provided, avoiding technical terminology. Open layout with different elements starting on a new line makes the dictionary user-friendly and easy to use. lapis lazuli WEWNTPTSCBElectronic Pocket Oxford English DictionaryOxford University Press22/03/02Oxford University Pressen-us © Oxford University Press 2002 Published by Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP Oxford is a registered trade mark of Oxford University Press All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission in writing of Oxford University Press, or as expressly permitted by law, or under terms agreed with the appropriate reprographics rights organisation. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside the scope of the above should be sent to the Rights Department Oxford University Press. Electronic Pocket Oxford English Dictionary Look up a word A 24-7 (also 24/7) adverb informal, chiefly N. Amer. twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; all the time.