The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

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The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus

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This dictionary and thesaurus presents over half a million references and alternative words in a clear and practical way, using Oxford's quick-reference entry style. Each group of alternative words is linked directly, with tie-in numbering, to its corresponding dictionary definition within the same entry. Other user-friendly features include the listing of the most useful words first within selections of alternative words, grammar and usage notes, word origins, pronunciation guidance for every entry using a simple re-spelling system, and a 60-page "Book of Facts", including a history of English, a guide to English usage, punctuation marks, terms for groups of animals, and selected English proverbs.

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Revised New Edition.. Dust jacket complete except price clipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. No ownership marks. xxiv, (2) 1892 pages clean and tight. 'Dictionary & thesaurus to -top entries. The Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus presents over half a million references and alternative words In a clear and practical way, using Oxford's pioneering quick-reference entry style. Each group of alternative words is linked directly to its corresponding dictionary definition within the same entry. For anyone who wants a combined dictionary & thesaurus, whether for study, business, writing, word games, or just for love of the language, The Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus is the only serious choice. It features: The richest choice of words. Definitions unrivalled for their accuracy, clarity, and ease of use are integrated with selections of alternative words. Most useful words first. Within each selection of alternative words, the most useful words are always listed first. Tie-in numbering links definitions with alternative words. Groups of alternative words are numbered to match their dictionary definitions to give a full explanation of the words you use Extra language information. Helpful grammar and usage notes explain how a word Is used in context, and highlight words which have a restricted use; word origins are explained throughout. Pronunciation guidance. Full pronunciation help is given for all entries, using a simple respelling system. 60-page Book of Facts. A special guide to the English language and other topics, including a history of English, a guide to English usage, punctuation marks, terms for groups of animals, and selected English proverbs. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 137971

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