A newer edition of The Chambers Dictionary is available: Copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find the 12th edition of the Chambers Dictionary - Thumb indexed version: 9780550102379 - Standard version: 9780550102416 The dictionary of choice for word lovers and crossword enthusiasts. It is known for its comprehensive coverage of English and for its tradition of including the occasional light-hearted definition in its pages. Alone among modern single-volume dictionaries, it retains an interest in the past as well as the present, offering a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering recent developments in English. For this 11th edition the text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest changes in our language, with special attention being given to reflecting current pronunciation and vocabulary.
In the literature on English lexicography there have been few attempts at a systematic study of the history of popular dictionaries that have been around for many years in English-speaking countries. A dictionary like Chambers deserves special attention because of its long tradition that goes back to the nineteenth century. Although it has gone through numerous editions, its history has received little attention from scholars. The book traces the development of the Chambers Dictionary from its origins to the present time by comparing corresponding parts of successive editions of the dictionary. This comparative approach aims to determine major trends in the evolution of the dictionary. It will provide scholars and interested students with insights into the Chambers lexicographers’ work, the goals they aimed to achieve, and the problems they had to face when revising the dictionary.
Includes over 1000 new entries, this title is based on the ninth edition of the 'Chambers dictionary'. It contains many technical terms from fields such as science, business and sport and also includes hundreds of usage notes and word histories, as well as spelling and grammar tips.
The Harrap's Chambers English dictionary covers the latest words and meanings to enter the English language; it is the most complete and comprehensive single-volume dictionary of the English language available. Now brought up-to-date with the latest new words (bird flu, podcast, happy slapping, etc.). Over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. Includes thousands of literary, rare, dialect and archaic terms. More words and definitions than any other single-volume English dictionary. Layout that makes entries easier to use and words easier to find. Clear, succinct definitions, straightforward pronunciation guidance and scholarly explanations of word origins. Short history of the English language
Specially compiled to help writers and speakers of English. It provides instant answers for everyone seeking the more exact terms, the livelier phrase, the clearer expression - the perfect remedy for all word-finding headaches. Antonyms supplied wherever appropriate.
This is a word-by-word guide to spelling and word-division. Designed to provide practical guidance on the top 60,000 words, this dictionary employs a wealth of special features to get its points across quickly.