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The Oxford English dictionary

The Oxford English dictionary Author John Andrew Simpson
ISBN-10 0198611862
Release 2008
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The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary Author
ISBN-10 0198611862
Release 2002
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The Oxford English Dictionary has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Oxford English Dictionary also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Oxford English Dictionary book for free.



The Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary Author
ISBN-10 0198611862
Release 1989
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In addition to current definitions, provides an historical treatment to words and idioms included.



Lost for Words

Lost for Words Author Lynda Mugglestone
ISBN-10 0300106998
Release 2005
Pages 273
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Examines the hidden history through which the Oxford English Dictionary came into being in a study that traces the personal battles involved in chronicling an ever-changing language.



Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0198610475
Release 2005-06
Pages 1728
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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.



The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Author Peter Gilliver
ISBN-10 9780199283620
Release 2016
Pages 688
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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
ISBN-10 0198605714
Release 2002-01
Pages 1083
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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 with its 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, andthousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage. All irregular noun, verb, and adjectival inflections 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 replaces ISBN: 0-19-861334-2.



Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary Author John A. Simpson
ISBN-10 0195218892
Release 2002-04-18
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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 Ring of Words

The Ring of Words Author Peter Gilliver
ISBN-10 9780199568369
Release 2009-07-23
Pages 234
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Three senior editors at the Oxford English Dictionary examine Tolkien's career as a lexicographer who spent two years on the staff of the OED, analyze its influence on his creative use of language in his fictional works, and probe the origins and meaning of such Tolkienesque words as "hobbit," "Ent," and "mithril."



Little Oxford English Dictionary

Little Oxford English Dictionary Author Sara Hawker
ISBN-10 0199202982
Release 2006
Pages 818
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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.



The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman Author Simon Winchester
ISBN-10 0061807605
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 288
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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine



The Concise Oxford English Dictionary

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary Author Judy Pearsall
ISBN-10 0198606907
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 1708
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Offers definitions of more than 240,000 words and phrases, including recently coined words in such fields as technology and fashion.



The Meaning of Everything

The Meaning of Everything Author Simon Winchester OBE
ISBN-10 0199813647
Release 2004-09-23
Pages 288
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'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the colourful Frederick Furnivall, cheerful promoter of an all-female sculling crew, to James Murray, self-educated son of a draper, who spent half a century guiding the project towards fruition. Along the way we learn which dictionary editor became the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and why Tolkien found it so hard to define 'walrus'. Written by the bestselling author of The Surgeon of Crowthorne and The Map That Changed the World, The Meaning of Everything is an enthralling account of the creation of the world's greatest dictionary.



Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary Author Oxford Dictionaries,
ISBN-10 9780199640942
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 864
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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 Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English Author Angus Stevenson
ISBN-10 9780199571123
Release 2010-08-19
Pages 2069
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19 pages of contents in middle of book between end of L and beginning of M



Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Oxford English Mini Dictionary Author Catherine Soanes
ISBN-10 IND:30000093661019
Release 2007
Pages 648
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Revised ed. of: Oxford English minidictionary / edited by Georgia Hole, Sara Hawker, 6th ed., c2004.



Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary Author Maurice Waite
ISBN-10 9780199666157
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 1086
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"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.