Author(s): Catherine Soanes
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is a world-famous bestseller, chosen by thousands of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing meanings for everyday words including scientific and technical vocabulary, as well as English from around the world. This revised edition of the dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words and phrases, including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint. This edition also features a new centre section, with quick-reference word lists (containing, for example, lists of Unusual Words, and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which presents interesting facts about the English language. The revised edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary also retains such popular features as the Word Histories and Usage Notes that can be found throughout the A-Z text of the dictionary. In selected markets, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is available with a free, informative, and fun booklet about the origins of popular words and phrases.
A dictionary may not contain narratives and poems, but the best ones, like this one, give you the tools. David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement This is the dictionary par excellence for the general reader. David Malcolm, Times Literary Supplement It answers a lot of questions; it is easy to use; it does not take up too much space on a crowded desk. David Malcolm, TLS