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    Collins English Dictionary (Hardback) By (author) Collins Dictionaries, Introduction by Mark Forsyth, Contributions by Lucy Mangan

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    Description* The home of living English The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, with more than 50,000 newly added entries, and now over 722,000 words, meanings and phrases. * Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. The dictionary draws on Collins extensive language databases and reintroduces many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players, including words previously only found in the official Scrabble word list. Everyone 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. * New words, new meanings, new uses Our lexicographers constantly track language change around the world. This along with suggestions from the public on the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, ensures Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language. * More placenames and biographical entries With over 8,500 placenames and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips. * 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 huge 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 in flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as an ebook and an iOS app.


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    Title
    Collins English Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Collins Dictionaries, Introduction by Mark Forsyth, Contributions by Lucy Mangan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 2340
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 266 mm
    Thickness: 160 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007522743
    ISBN 10: 0007522746
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.2
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: CBD
    DC22: 423
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14130
    BISAC V2.8: REF008000
    DC23: 423
    Thema V1.0: CBD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ACB
    Edition
    12, Revised
    Edition statement
    12th Revised edition
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    23 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819
    Review quote
    "I am absolutely thrilled to have a copy of the Collins English Dictionary. If I am ever cast off on a desert island, this is the book I want to have with me." Judi Dench "I find Collins English Dictionary invaluable because ts is an encyclopaedia as well as a dictionary, and it stands up to really intensive use." John Grant, Crossword Editor, The Times