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Oxford Dictionary of English

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The Oxford English Dictionary

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Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Maurice Waite
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"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Angus Stevenson
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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.

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary

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Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

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This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.

The Meaning of Everything

Author : Simon Winchester
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"The greatest enterprise of its kind in history," was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define "walrus." Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.

The Oxford English Dictionary

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Oxford English Dictionary

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What was life like for the British men, women, and children who lived in late imperial India while serving the Raj? Empire Families treats the Raj as a family affair and examines how, and why, many remained linked with India over several generations.Due to the fact that India was never meant for permanent European settlement, many families developed deep-rooted ties with India while never formally emigrating. Their lives were dominated by long periods of residence abroad punctuated by repeated travels between Britain and India: childhoodoverseas followed by separation from parents and education in Britain; adult returns to India through careers or marriage; furloughs, and ultimately retirement, in Britain. As a result, many Britons neither felt themselves to be rooted in India, nor felt completely at home when back in Britain.Their permanent impermanence led to the creation of distinct social realities and cultural identities. Empire Families sets out to recreate this society by looking at a series of families, their lives in India, and their travels back to Britain. Focusing for the first time on the experiences of parents and children alike, and including the Beveridge, Butler, Orwell, and Kipling families, ElizabethBuettner uncovers the meanings of growing up in the Raj and an itinerant imperial lifestyle.

A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Donna Lee Berg
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A handy roadmap to the greatest dictionary ever compiled, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). This lively volume is the first to provide an in-depth account of the structure of the OED. Includes a bibliography, chronology, listing of key facts and figures about the OED, and more. 90 OED extracts.

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary. He has drawn on a wide range of sources--including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony--to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people--many of them remarkable individuals--who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.

Reading the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Ammon Shea
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'If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on. I have read the OED so you don't have to...' Weighing in at 137 pounds, the Oxford English Dictionary is the word lover's Everest and the world's most exhaustive and exhausting dictionary - for instance, there are over 60,000 words on the various meanings of set and un- goes on for 451 pages. Like a lexicographical Edmund Hillary, Ammon Shea set out to boldly read, where no reader has gone before - from cover to cover.Reading the OED gives a very funny account of his coffee-fuelled twelve months lost inside its 20 volumes. Divided into 26 chapters, one per letter of the alphabet, this book is part personal narrative (exploring everything from love to glasses to the superiority of books over computers) and part a collection of Shea's favourite discoveries. These span from the oddly useful (parabore - a defence against bores) to the downright bizarre (natiform - shaped like buttocks) and takes in Nashe's eight different kinds of drunkenness and all kinds of other strangely memorable information along the way. Filled with curiosities, delights and surprises, Reading the OED is a feast for language obsessives, from a man who loves words (perhaps a little too much).

Oxford English Dictionary

Author : J. A. Simpson
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The second in a major series of volumes supplementing the Second Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, OED Additions Volume 2 contains, 3,000 new words and meanings presented in OED style, and represents work-in-progress from across the alphabetic range.Its contents include: 3,000 new words and senses; cumulative index of volumes 1 and 2; world coverage of English including the UK (exclusion order), North America (enrollee), and Australia (grummet), a wide variety of subjects, including science (superstring), literary theory (epiphanic), and sport(strokeless); all registers of English, including colloquial (everyplace) and slang (dweeb); full historical documentation, and dates of first appearance.

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

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An easy-to-use dictionary containing 90,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions.

The Oxford English Reference Dictionary

Author : Judy Pearsall
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Entries cover over 192,000 words providing definitions, pronunciations, usage notes, grammar advice, and a gazetteer.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford Dictionaries
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This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM presents the most accurate picture of English today.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Catherine Soanes
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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is a world-famous bestseller, chosen by thousands of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. This package includes the latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in print and CD-ROM formats. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing meanings for everyday words plus scientific and technical vocabulary, as well as English from around the world. This revised edition of the dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words and phrases drawn from research findings from the Oxford Reading Programme and the two-billion word Oxford English Corpus. The CD-ROM version of the dictionary offers full-text search functionality, instant look-up from WindowsRG documents, including email and the internet, and high-quality spoken pronunciations for thousands of words, making it ideal for family use, as well as for homework and school use. The CD-ROM is also Mac compatiblefor the first time, due to brand new software. This edition also features a new supplementary section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Unusual Words, and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which presents interesting facts about the English language.

Words of the World

Author : Sarah Ogilvie
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Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.

The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary

Author : Joyce Hawkins
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Encyclopedic entries cover such areas as history, the sciences, current events, and people in the news

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

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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.