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 Oxford American Dictionary of Current English

The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English

Author: Frank R. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 1999

Total Pages: 1022

ISBN-13:

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A comprehensive lexicon of American English includes 175,000 concise definitions; notes on grammar, style, and usage ; hundreds of world histories; illustrations; and three thousand biographical and geographical entries.


The New Oxford American Dictionary

The New Oxford American Dictionary

Author: Erin McKean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2005-05-19

Total Pages: 2096

ISBN-13: 9780195170771

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Produced by Oxford's American Dictionaries Program, and drawing on the expertise of scores of American scholars and advisors, The New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country.Here is the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary. Oxford's American editors drew on our 200-million-word databank of contemporary North American English, plus the unrivaled citation files of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary. We started with American evidence--an unparalleled resource unique to Oxford. Our staff logged more than 50 editor-years, checking every entry and every definition. Oxford's ongoing North American Reading Program, begun in the early 1980s, keeps our lexicographers in touch with fresh evidence of our language and usage--in novels and newspapers, in public records and magazines, and on-line, too.To provide unprecedented clarity, the entries are organized around core meanings, reflecting the way people think about words and eliminating the clutter and confusion of a traditional dictionary entry. Each entry plainly shows the major meaning or meanings of the word, plus any related senses, arranged in intuitive constellations of connected meanings. Definitions are supplemented by illustrative, in-context examples of actual usage.This major new edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary includes a guide to the pronunciations on every page, a new etymology essay by Anatoly Liberman, completely updated and revised maps, and more than a thousand new entries, covering everything new in our language from low-carb to warblog and beyond.The New Oxford American Dictionary is designed to serve the user clearly, simply, and quickly, with the precise guidance you expect from Oxford University Press. With in-depth and up-to-date coverage that all users need and expect--for reading and study, for technical terms, for language guidance--it continues the tradition of scholarship and lexicographic excellence that are the hallmarks of every Oxford dictionary.Web SiteA companion web site is now available at www.oup.com/us/noad.


The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists

Author: Ann Lee Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2007-07-18

Total Pages: 512

ISBN-13: 0198029551

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With the advent of abstract expressionism in the 1940s, America became the white hot center of the artistic universe. Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists, the first such volume to appear in three decades, Ann Lee Morgan offers an informative, insightful, and long overdue resource on our nation's artistic heritage. Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, here is an indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. Readers will find a wealth of factual detail and insightful analysis of the leading American painters, ranging from John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, and Mary Cassatt to such modern masters as Jackson Pollack, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol. Morgan offers razor-sharp entries on sculptors ranging from Alexander Calder to Louise Nevelson, on photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams, and on contemporary installation artists, including video master Bill Viola. In addition, the dictionary provides entries on important individuals connected to the art scene, including collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim and critics such as Clement Greenberg. Morgan also examines notable American institutions, organizations, schools, techniques, styles, and movements. The range of coverage is indeed impressive, but equally important is the quality of analysis that appears in entry after entry. Morgan gives readers a wealth of trustworthy and authoritative information as well as perceptive, well-informed criticism of artists and their work. In addition, the book is thoroughly cross-referenced, so readers can easily find additional information on any topic of interest. Beautifully written, filled with fascinating historical background and penetrating insight, The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists is an essential one-volume resource for art lovers everywhere.


Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder

Oxford American Dictionary Vocabulary Builder

Author: Keith S. Folse

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Published: 2010-12-02

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780194399951

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50 lessons with 130 activities and write-in exercises Each lesson focuses on an area of language, with the emphasis on vocabulary extension and the Oxford 3000TM (the most important words to learn in English) Each lesson encourages students to explore different dictionary entries (taken from the Oxford American Dictionary for learners of English), so that they know how the dictionary helps with pronunciation, parts of speech, and using words correctly Focus on useful vocabulary with the Word Banks The Wordlist in the back of the book shows all the words that are taught in the 50 lessons.


The Oxford American College Dictionary

The Oxford American College Dictionary

Author:

Publisher: Penguin Putnam

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 1704

ISBN-13:

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The Oxford American College Dictionaryis completely new, based on the New Oxford American Dictionary, which was published in October 2001. Drawing on Oxford's unparalleled language resources, including a 200-million-word database, this college dictionary contains: * more than 175,000 entries and more than 1000 illustrations, including line drawings, photographs and maps * boxed quotes from famous writers, demonstrating word usage and style * country guides-shaded boxes highlighting the most important geographical information on more than 180 countries-with maps * "core sense" organization of definitions, a brand-new and utterly sensible plan in which subordinate definitions flow logically from primary ones, and the most important usage of the word comes first * thumb index tabs for easy searching


Oxford Basic American Dictionary for Learners of English

Oxford Basic American Dictionary for Learners of English

Author: Jennifer Bradbery

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2011

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780194399647

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These three new dictionaries are based on extensive research with teachers and language experts in the US, range from Basic to Advanced level, and provide users with invaluable help in building the English skills essential for academic and everyday success. Written specifically for English Language Learners, the dictionaries include rich examples, define words with vocabulary that learners can understand, and offer vibrant illustrations to help explain more difficult words.


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.