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The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

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This dictionary also makes an excellent end table, if you're not the sort of person who is bothered by coffee rings to your books. Third edition revised ( ISBN 978-0-19-953296-4): Includes over 150,000 words, phrases, and definitions. The clear layout and attractive two-colour design enable you to find the infromation you want quickly and easily, and the uncomplicated definitions give you the most accurate picture of the language possible.

I just about cried at how long the definitions were and got hand cramps before I even finished copying down the firest one. More than 500,000 words, 290,000 main entries, 137,000 pronunciations, 249,300 etymologies, 577,000 cross-references, and over 2,412,000 illustrative quotations. This volume comes in a slipcase with a magnifying glass and a new user's guide which explains the conventions of the OED. The Oxford English Dictionary has been the standard as THE historical dictionary of the English language as it not only gives you a thoroughly thorough definition but also the historical development and etymological roots and usage and variations of each word.Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. Sometimes I flip it open and read it just for fun, peering down at the page with my funky replacement magnifying glass (having lost the sleek one which came standard, tucked into its very own drawer), reading about the histories of my favorite words or finding new ones that I'll probably never have any occasion to use.

No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.I didn't need to see an entire history of it and a bibliography of where all the words were discovered for the first time in print and how the definition has changed in the last 500 years. com, the Sell on Etsy app, and the Etsy app, as well as the electricity that powers Etsy’s global offices and employees working remotely from home in the US. As in the Second Edition, the Compact combines in one alphabetical sequence the sixteen volumes of the first OED and the four Supplements --plus an extra five thousand new words to bring this monumental dictionary completely up to date. The Compact Edition of OED II captures all the wealth of scholarship found in the original edition in just one volume.

Its excellent coverage of essential English vocabulary and clear, accessible style make this revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English ideal for general everyday use. Wanna' be entertained as never before by learning how little you know about the language you have been using for your entire stinking life? Request Rejected This page is unavailable due to either geographic restrictions or other restrictions in place at this time.Given the tiny print, four pages of the original set on each page of this edition, this OED is difficult to use. NOTE: other restrictions can be a result of our security platform detecting potential malicious activity. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Straightforward definitions are accompanied by plenty of example sentences to show how words behave in the language. The Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English is a one-volume dictionary published by Oxford University Press.

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