The Chambers Dictionary

The Chambers Dictionary

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Known instantly whenever its name is mentioned, this new edition of "The Chambers Dictionary" is one of the oldest single-volume dictionaries of its kind, drawing on a 166 year-old tradition of dictionary writing. Hailed as the most comprehensive and current single-volume dictionary of international English, this newly revised edition contains over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. "'The Chambers Dictionary' is an official reference source for the board game Scrabble], its wide range of vocabulary provides unrivalled coverage for word game players, crossword solvers, and crossword compilers, as well as a treasure-trove of lexical delights for word lovers. "The Chambers Dictionary" has long been the choice of the discerning user of English and the preferred single-volume dictionary of academics, and professionals for its coverage of the English language from the Bible, and Shakespeare, to present day scientific, and technological vocabulary. Many new words and meanings have been added from today's world of information sciences, business, alternative medicine, and everyday life, including "cybercaf", "alpha-decay", "browser", "road rage", "birthing pool", and "reiki". With bold headwords, and clear type, the dictionary has the all the advantages of a modern, streamlined layout and makes information on words, phrases, and expressions easier to find, easier to read, and easier to understand. Special Features: Etymological nesting of words show derivations, emphasizes linguistic links between words, and increases overall coverage Prefaces include: "A short history of English", "Rules of English spelling" Selected phrases and quotations from Latin, Greek, and modern languages. Appendices include: Pronunciation guide, Grammar and usage guide, punctuation, symbols, temperature, measurement and size conversions, Roman numerals, and Chemical Elementsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1984 pages
  • 166.62 x 253.49 x 70.87mm | 1,932.29g
  • CHAMBERS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0550140050
  • 9780550140050

About Catherine E Schwarz

This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations. Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble(R) and crosswords.show more

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