Bloomsbury English Dictionary

Bloomsbury English Dictionary : 2nd Edition of Encarta World English Dictionary

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NEW - Over 400,000 words, phrases and meanings, with 12,000 new entries - defining our language in the 21st century, plus distinctive coverage of global English NEW - Over 2,000 quotations from key figures through the ages USAGE HELP - The most authoritative advice on using language correctly - including 1,000 common misspellings, help with over 1,000 frequently confused soundalikes and over 800 Usage Notes answering everyday language queries - plus exclusive online language advice to solve tricky linguistic problems CLEAR & ACCESSIBLE - The clearest design and layout (with innovative Quick Definitions to guide you to the right meaning fast), the most accessible definitions and over 4,000 items illustrated including photos, diagrams, maps, tables, and charts, and clear pronunciations BRINGING LANGUAGE TO LIFE - over 10,000 entries on people, places and cultural associations, thousands of word histories and new Language Heritage Notes on words English has absorbed from other languages Exclusive Online Language Advice with www.wordquery.comshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 2208 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 60mm | 3,005g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 0747562431
  • 9780747562436

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'Leaving aside the etymological wonder of the thing, this volume is seriously big business... the new volume will give Oxford, Collins and Longman a run for their money, to the great benefit of the consumer.' Robert McCrum, Observer 'At larst sumwun of ad the sence to publish a dikshunery ware you can find eloosive wurds witch are dificult to spel... Bloomsbury realy shud be complmented on thare inishytive.' The Times 'Excellent - its definitions are wonderfully clear and the layout makes them easy to read.' Sunday Telegraph 'Radiantly clear and comprehensive, it supplies thumbnail definitions of places and people as well as words.' Independentshow more

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