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The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : John Andrew Simpson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780198611868
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The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1989
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780198611868
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Summary : In addition to current definitions, provides an historical treatment to words and idioms included.

The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780198611868
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Summary : This year marks the 75th anniversary of the magnificent "Oxford English Dictionary. Originally published in fascicles starting in 1884 and completed in 1928, subsequently revised, expanded to 20 volumes, and adapted to the electronic age, the "OED has become the most venerated English language reference ever compiled. For those who use and love the language most intensely, the "OED has no peer. With more than 22,000 pages of definitions, nearly 2.5 illustrative quotations from writers as disparate as Geoffrey Chaucer and Erica Jong, William Shakespeare and Raymond Chandler, Charles Darwin and Quentin Tarantino, the OED is a dictionary like no other. Its entries offer the most authoritative definitions, detailed information on pronunciation, variant spellings throughout each word's history, extensive treatment of etymology, and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics (including geographical origins). It is, as "Time observed, "a scholarly Everest." To celebrate 75 years since the publication of the last fascicle of the First Edition, Oxford University Press is offering the Second Edition at a special discounted price. For a limited time only, the 20-volume set is only $895.00— its lowest price ever!

Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English
  • Author : Angus Stevenson
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  • Release Date :2010-08-19
  • Total pages :2069
  • ISBN : 0199571120
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Summary : 19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Maurice Waite
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  • Release Date :2013-05-09
  • Total pages :1086
  • ISBN : 0199666156
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Summary : "Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Angus Stevenson,Maurice Waite
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  • Release Date :2011-08-18
  • Total pages :1682
  • ISBN : 0199601119
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Summary : 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.

The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything
  • Author : Simon Winchester
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :260
  • ISBN : 9780195175004
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Summary : Traces the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its earliest inception through its long path to completion, describes the process of creating a dictionary, and includes anecdotes about its creators and their work.

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Oxford Dictionaries,
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  • Release Date :2012-05-10
  • Total pages :864
  • ISBN : 0199640947
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Summary : 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.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Oxford University Press
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :60
  • ISBN : 9780198610168
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Summary : 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.

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Peter Gilliver
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  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :688
  • ISBN : 0199283621
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Summary : 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.

A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary

A Guide to the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Donna Lee Berg
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  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 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.

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Oxford English Mini Dictionary
  • Author : Oxford Dictionaries
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  • Release Date :2013-05-09
  • Total pages :659
  • ISBN : 0199640963
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Summary : An easy-to-use dictionary containing 90,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Oxford University Press,Catherine Soanes,Angus Stevenson
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  • Release Date :2005-06
  • Total pages :1728
  • ISBN : 9780198610472
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Summary : This is a major new edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary, published together with a fully up-to-date text of the dictionary on CD-ROM, containing over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 1,800 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientific and technical vocabulary, and provides hundreds of helpful notes on grammar and usage. The CD-ROM version of the dictionary offers full-text search functionality, instant look-up from WindowsR documents, including email and the Internet, high-quality spoken pronunciations for thousands of words, and interactive educational word games, making it ideal for family use, as well as for homework and school use. New to this edition is a fascinating Word Histories feature, telling the often bizarre stories of the origins and development of hundreds of words. For example, did you know that the word grammar is related to glamour, or that cockney used to mean a spoilt child? This dictionary also 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.

Reading the Oxford English Dictionary

Reading the Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Ammon Shea
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  • Release Date :2008-10-02
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 0141964782
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Summary : '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).

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Author : Oxford Dictionaries
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  • Release Date :2011-08-18
  • Total pages :20
  • ISBN : 0199601097
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Summary : This centenary edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM presents the most accurate picture of English today.