Author: Collins UK
The home of living English The largest single volume dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, containing 80,000 new look-up words, and 100,000 new meanings. The dictionary is drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public via the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, the Collins English Dictionary is a democratic snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world. Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. All will be drawn in by evolving definitions, new, rare and quirky words. Explore the ever-changing landscape of the English language with award-winning author Mark Forsyth's insights in which he casts an analytical eye over the latest fields and shifts in meaning that the dictionary reflects. In an innovation that will delight word gamers and crossword solvers, the Collins English Dictionary also now uniquely includes words previously only found in the official Scrabble(tm) word list. New words, new meanings, new uses Always at the cutting edge of language change Collins offers you the very best of the new and emerging words, those that haven't quite made it yet, the ones we all love - and those we love to hate. Word enthusiast Lucy Mangan shares her passion and pique as she delves into these murky waters, taking you on a journey into the peculiarities of the new words creation process. Available in a format to suit you The Times said that "the Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one". The 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary is beautifully designed and printed, and despite the increase in words it is now lighter and easier to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs it is available flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle ebook and an Apple app.
Author: HARPER COLLINS STAFF, Sandra Anderson
The only dictionary in concise format with encyclopedic entries for people, places, regions and ideas, the groundbreaking new Collins Desktop Dictionary comes with a complementary dictionary on CD-ROM, and includes links to thousands of websites.Ideal for families and students, this is essential for anyone needing a dictionary that supports online research in all areas (academic subjects as much as hobbies, sport and recreation) and study.Users can: Find out what the very latest buzz words meanKeep up-to-date with hi-tech vocabularyCheck key facts and datesDiscover more about terms used in different areas (e.g. Beaufort scale, musical notation and terms, internet terms, texting terms)Find out more with hot-links to thousands of websitesImprove communication skills in the modern world, using the supplementAccess updated web-links free of charge from www collins.comLearn about current language use and get help with problem word
Author: Collins Dictionaries, Collins UK
Written for advanced learners and professionals working with English and Mandarin Chinese, this first edition celebrates a successful collaboration between the two well-known publishing houses of Collins and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, together with an international team of linguists. It includes up-to-date coverage of everyday and technical vocabulary, with particular focus on specialist terminology in medicine and science. It offers around 150,000 usage examples based on Collins 4.5 billion word corpus, showing English as it is actually used in context. It contains biographical entries referring to people across all walks of life; hundreds of encyclopedic references with information about the most important events, customs and institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States; cultural notes cover all aspects of British and American life and culture; usage differences between British and American English, and notes that describe the most commonly-confused words in English. Phonetics are shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and irregular inflected forms of English words shown in full. Chinese speakers can access an app with English audio. A range of supplements include information on Differences between British and American English, English Prefixes and Suffixes, Weights & Measures, Chemical Elements, UK Traditional Counties & US States, Books of the Bible.
Author: Jeremy Butterfield
The most comprehensive and wide-ranging dictionary available – the richest range of language from the undisputed authority.
Author: John M. Sinclair
The successful Millennium Edition is now updated. People and places, which have proved such an asset in the Dictionary, have the latest dates and populations. This enables you to have all the facts and figures at your fingertips, as well as the whole breadth and depth of the language described and explained.
Author: Will Mackie
This new edition has been completely revised and updated to create a title that reflects real English in an accessible, modern design. The first edition of the Collins Thesaurus combined a comprehensive choice of alternative words with a range of stimulating and useful features such as quotations, proverbs, and subject word lists.
Collins Robert French Dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary. Clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use guide to communication make this the ideal book for intermediate learners. Collins Robert French Dictionary is designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 136,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. This edition of Collins Robert French Dictionary has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. A comprehensive guide to communication provides help with written and spoken French, in formal and informal situations - the perfect complement to the dictionary. The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.
Author: Chambers of Editors, Chambers
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.
Author: Collins Dictionaries
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A unique guide to communicating in French. It will help you to find out more about French culture and to practise your spoken French with a free downloadable audio file.
Author: Collins UK
Attractively packaged in a slipcase, these 2 volumes come in duo-tone soft imitation leather binding, the ideal gift package to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus are the perfect reference books for everyday use. Based on Collins' 4.5-billion-word database of today's English, and covering a vast range of words and alternatives, as well as a huge choice of opposites. You will find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day.What’s more, the helpful language notes throughout both books help you to choose the right word for your purpose, and clear, accessible layout ensures users can find the language they need when they need it.
Author: Ian Brookes
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
'It's the most human of dictionaries, the most quirky and eccentric, the hardest to put down once picked up' Philip Pullman 'Impeccable as a reference tool, Chambers is a delight to browse through' Jilly Cooper The Chambers Dictionary remains the dictionary of choice for professional writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts and everyone with a love of words. The latest edition of the dictionary includes definitions of over 500 new words that have recently entered the language. While the traditional Chambers virtues of being informative, witty and authoritative have been retained, the design and content have been updated to provide a clear and modern text for today's users.