The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Standard)

The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Standard)

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A 12th edition of the Chambers Dictionary, with a handy thumb index.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1936 pages
  • 192 x 276 x 58mm | 2,281.56g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 12th edition
  • 0550102418
  • 9780550102416
  • 264,297

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"Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand" -- Philip Pullman "The Chambers Dictionary stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete" -- Melvyn Bragg "To look up a word in Chambers is to be able to unpack its meaning and also to marvel at its compactness ... Chambers is an open door to words at their wittiest, most rooted, most revealing, and most powerful" -- Ali Smith "This fossicking for undiscovered jewels is, of course, one of the chief pleasures of a dictionary ... A page a day keeps the doddypolls at bay " -- Jeremy Paxman "Chambers is the kind of dictionary with which people who like to play with words begin to feel an affinity. Its vocabulary is so vast and variegated that crossword fans find it a valuable resource." --, The Wall Street Journal "We shall not rest until every Independent reader is saying to him or herself, 'I wonder what 'humdudgeon' means. I must just go and look it up.'" -- John Walsh, Irish Independent "Scrabble players have traditionally used The Chambers Dictionary ... Never has cursing been so creative" -- The Guardian "Chambers is the best one-volume dictionary from the wrong side of the Atlantic" -- First Things Journal "authority and reliability" -- Telegraph 20110825 'The 12th edition of The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-volume work-hoard available. It's somehow good to know that a zizel is a chipmunk' -- The Telegraph, Mark Sanderson's Book of the Year 20111206 Chambers inspires genuine affection. -- Times Literary Supplement 20121019
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About Chambers

Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative language and reference titles includes the renowned Brewer's list of endlessly browsable dictionaries of phrase and fable, and covers English-language dictionaries and thesauruses for every level of user from school to crossword fan, from English learner to student of slang. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.
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