Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

Author: John A. Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2002-04-18

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780195218893

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words, making it an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new upgrade version of The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 200, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended. Please note: for the upgrade, installation requires the use of the OED CD-ROM v2.0.


The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Peter Gilliver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2016-09-22

Total Pages: 688

ISBN-13: 0191009687

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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.


Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780198605713

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This is a reissue of the ninth edition of the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket English dictionary. It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English and is particularly user friendly withits elegant open design, with different elements starting on new lines. It offers excellent coverage of English as an international language, the defining style is straightforward and non-technical, and thousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage. All irregular noun, verb, and adjectivalinflections are spelled out in full, while guidance on grammar and good usage is provided by in-text notes. Additional features include Wordbuilder boxes giving information on related words and thematic tables on subjects such as countries, chemical elements, and nationalities. This title replacesISBN: 0-19-861334-2.


Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2012-05-10

Total Pages: 1026

ISBN-13: 0199640947

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Little Oxford English Dictionary is a book to support knowledge creation of Sara Hawker. Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping. This is a major new edition of the Little Oxford English Dictionary, offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary. Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique database with hundreds of millions of words of English, it provides a fresh selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Definitions are given in a clear, simple style, avoiding technical language, and are easier to understand than ever before, and there are hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar to help you get it right. A brand-new Factfinder center section gives easy access to information on topics such as countries and their capitals, kings and queens, and weights and measures, as well as help with spelling and punctuation. A new, clear design makes the Little Oxford English Dictionary easy to use, and ideal for use at school, at home, and in the office. 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. Discover more on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.


Little Oxford English Dictionary

Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780199202980

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Packed with more than 107,000 definitions, the revised and updated edition of this popular, portable dictionary is completely up to date in its coverage.


Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2010-08-19

Total Pages: 2093

ISBN-13: 0199571120

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The Oxford Dictionary of English offers authoritative and in-depth coverage of over 350,000 words, phrases, and meanings. The foremost single-volume authority on the English language.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 1718

ISBN-13:

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This new edition of Oxford's flagship single-volume dictionary brings you the results of the latest research into the real English of today. Oxford is lead partner in the British National Corpus, a massive and constantly expanding hundred-million-word database which allows dictionary editors to sample today's language - newspapers, magazines, books, advertisements, even transcripts of spoken English. With thousands of occurrences ofeach common word available for instant analysis, lexicographers are able to track the latest trends in, for instance, spelling and hyphenation or disputed usages, with greater accuracy than ever before. This rolling, constantly updated 'opinion poll of language' combined with Oxford's unparalleledworld reading programme (we spend more on language research than any other dictionary publisher in the world), ensures that COD9 is the up-to-date reference for today's English.


Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2013-05-09

Total Pages: 1104

ISBN-13: 0199666156

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This dictionary offers coverage of English as an international language, the defining style is straightforward and non-technical, and thousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage.


Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Angus Stevenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2011-08-18

Total Pages: 1728

ISBN-13: 0199601119

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The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular choices in Oxford's renowned dictionary line. This Luxury Edition is perfect for anyone looking to invest in a reliable resource for home, school, or office. It includes unique features such as cut thumb tabs, printed endpapers, ribbon marker, with coloured head and tailbands making it a centerpiece for all bookshelves. This centenary edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary Luxury Edition presents the most accurate picture of English today. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing superb coverage of contemporary English, including rare, historical, and archaic terms, scientific and technical vocabulary, and English from around the world. The dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words--including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint--all based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the dictionary features an engaging new center section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Fascinating Words and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which examines interesting facts about the English language. Sprinkled throughout the text are intriguing Word Histories, detailing the origins and development of numerous words. The volume also retains such popular features as the hundreds of usage notes which give advice on tricky vocabulary and pointers to help you improve your use of English. Finally, the 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 Luxury Edition also includes 12 months' of access to Oxford Dictionaries Online at oxforddictionaries.com.