Get the combined knowledge of a dictionary and a thesauras in this convenient resource from Oxford University Press—the first name in reference. For anyone who has experienced the frustration of finding alternative words and precise meanings, The Oxford American Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is the easy and informative two-in-one solution to your reference needs. This essential reference includes: • Over 150,000 entries, definitions, and synonyms in an integrated A-to-Z volume • Includes appendices with valuable information such as Standard Weights and Measurements, Signs and Symbols, U.S. Presidents, Countries of the World, and more • Hundreds of new words and meanings make this two-in-one guide more useful than ever!
"The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a full dictionary and a full thesaurus, offering users access to the power of words as never before. This is the most wide-ranging resource available: a first-of-its-kind reference book that's much more than a dictionary and thesaurus under one cover. Everything you'd find in a dictionary is here, along with everything you'd find in a thesaurus, all thoroughly integrated for ease of use." "Plus, each synonym is precisely matched to the correct meaning of the word you're looking up so that you'll find the right word every time. In addition to parts of speech, the Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus includes a wealth of valuable appendices. The handy Language Guide in the back of the dictionary helps build power and confidence in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and style." --Book Jacket.
We all know the feeling: trying to find a synonym for a word, we turn to a thesaurus and find a group of words that might be right, but the thesaurus doesn't provide us with definitions. So, we then turn to the dictionary to check the meanings for the entire list of new synonyms and, aftermuch flipping back and forth between thesaurus and dictionary, finally decide upon an alternative. Neither book, by itself, provides the full range of word choices. But now, The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus offers a thoroughly integrated blend of entries from the dictionary and the thesaurus.This unified approach, treating meanings and related words within the same entry, makes it easy to find--in one place--an abundance of information about words, and provides a far more thorough analysis of the variety and nuances of our language than is possible in a dictionary or thesaurus alone.Oxford's American dictionary staff, along with an international team of lexicographers, have drawn on the unparalleled lexical resources of Oxford University Press, the world's most respected authority on English language and dictionaries, to make The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus the mostwide-ranging resource available. It includes:* More than 190,000 definitions and 300,000 synonyms thoroughly integrated for ease of use* Full coverage of English from around the globe--brassed off, merrythought, billabong, Charles's Wain* Hundreds of new words such as shareware, carbon tax, grunge, and ram-raidValuable appendices, including:* Selected Proverbs--more than 1,000 new and old favorites such as "Handsome is as handsome does," "A trouble shared is a trouble halved," and "There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle."Terms for Animal Groups (a gang of elk, a troop of kangaroos, a parliament of rooks)* Weights and Measures* Chemical Elements* Musical Notation* Presidents of the U.S.* Countries of the World* Helpful points on English usage, and much moreNo American dictionary or thesaurus offers as much as The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. It not only combines an up-to-date and thoroughly reliable dictionary of American English with full thesaurus coverage, but it also provides a unique global perspective of English, the lingua franca of thelate twentieth century.
This authoritative and up-to-date edition is the only integrated book of its kind in paperback, with more than 150,000 entries that include definitions, synonyms, and appendices for signs and symbols, weights and measures, and more.
The New Oxford American Dictionary is Oxford's flagship American dictionary, offering comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the English language, with over 350,000 words, phrases, and senses, plus hundreds of explanatory notes. The Third Edition will feature a completely updated text, modern new text design, new in-text feature on Word Trends, and approximately 2,000 new words and meanings. Coverage will be expanded and revised using the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus and new tools for its analysis to reveal patterns of usage in modern English.
A unique reference that combines the best features of both dictionary and thesaurus, this revolutionary volume is available in a convenient paperback format perfect for anyone who finds themselves frequently in need of an amplified vocabulary.
42,000 words, phrases, and meanings with Academic Word List words and content area vocabulary in math, science, social studies marked 3,000 keyword entries marked, showing the most important words to know in English (the Oxford 3000TM) 45 Reference pages including a 16-page Oxford Writing Tutor, information on punctuation, irregular verbs, geographical names, and more 650 colour illustrations make it easy to learn related vocabulary Note boxes with extra help throughout the dictionary - thesaurus, topic collocations, Academic Word List collocations, word-building The Oxford iWriter on the CD-ROM shows students how to plan, write and check their written work. The CD-ROM also includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, 'record your own voice' facility, Topic Dictionary and searchable picture dictionary, plus a pop-up Genie that looks up words when you are working in Word, in e-mails, and on the Internet.
This definitive language resource presents more than 150,000 up-to-date entries, along with their definitions and synonyms, as well as quick-reference sections on weights and measures, chemical elements, signs and symbols, U.S. presidents, states and
145,000 words, phrases, and meanings with 85,500 examples showing how words are used 3,000 keyword entries marked, showing the Oxford 3000TM - the most important words to know in English All words on the Academic Word List marked 64 Reference pages including a 26-page Oxford WritingTutor, information on punctuation, irregular verbs, geographical names, and more. 1,000+ colour illustrations make it easy to understand more difficult words. Note boxes with extra help throughout the dictionary - thesaurus, topic collocations, Academic Word List collocations, word families The Oxford iWriter on the CD-ROM shows students how to plan, write and check their written work, and also includes the full A-Z dictionary, spoken words, 'record your own voice' facility, Topic Dictionary and searchable Picture Dictionary, plus a pop-up Genie that looks up words when you are working in Word, in e-mails or on the Internet.
Critically acclaimed as a unique new reference combining the best features of both dictionary and thesaurus, The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus was the first American reference work to offer integrated dictionary and thesaurus entries. Neither a dictionary nor a thesaurus can, by itself, provide the reader with the full range of word choices. Rather than forcing readers to flip between the thesaurus for synonyms and the dictionary for definitions, The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus provided a thoroughly integrated blend of entries from the dictionary and the thesaurus. Now this revolutionary volume is available in a convenient size and price that is perfect for the casual user. The unified approach of the Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus treats meanings and related words within the same entry, making it easy to find -- in one place -- an abundance of information about words, and provides a far more thorough analysis of the variety and nuances of our language than is possible in a dictionary or thesaurus alone. Based on the 1800-page Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus, the light and portable Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is a valuable tool for students, writers, business people, and for anyone who wants to use American English with accuracy and flexibility. Fitting easily into a backpack or briefcase or on any student or office desk, the Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is guaranteed to be the most frequently used reference work you own. To create this fascinating book, Oxford's American dictionary staff have drawn on the unparalleled resources of Oxford University Press, the world's most respected authority on English language and dictionaries. Founded on the scholarship of the renowned Oxford Dictionary Department's vast database, and newly edited specifically for the U.S. by noted American lexicographer Frank Abate, this convenient volume packs a remarkable amount of information in a small package, from pronunciation, definitions, syllabification, and idiomatic speech to lists of synonyms and derivative terms. Finally, The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus also contains a wide range of valuable appendices, from the countries of the world and the Presidents of the United States to signs and symbols, the chemical elements, weights and measures (with equivalency tables), and much more. Concise and easy to use, up-to-date and authoritative, The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus is ideal for home or office, for busy executives on the go, and for students of all levels. Combining an comprehensive and thoroughly reliable dictionary of American English with full thesaurus coverage, this is an essential tool for anyone who wants to write with more variety, color, and precisio