The Oxford Reverse Dictionary

The Oxford Reverse Dictionary

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How do you find those elusive words that you just can't bring to mind but are on the tip of your tongue? Can you remember the word used to describe a fear of heights? Do you know the word for the plastic used for gramophone records? What is the word for a water slide at a swimming pool? The Oxford Reverse Dictionary will help you find words you can't remember whereas a thesaurus will find alternatives to a word that you know. Words are grouped by subject-related key words, for example lapdog, pack, retriever, and hackles can all be found under the key word dog. -- Contains 31,000 entries listed under a wide range of subject areas and key words -- Ideal for crossword and other word game lovers who want to find the words that they are looking for -- A perfect vocabulary builder, it gives information on related adjectives, irregular plurals, and combining formsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192801139
  • 9780192801135
  • 1,296,447

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; ABBREVIATIONS; MAIN DICTIONARYshow more

About David Edmonds

David Edmonds is a freelance lexicographer. He compiled the Reverse Dictionary supplement in the Oxford Compact Thesaurus.show more

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