Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus, with Language Guide

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The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a full dictionary and a full thesaurus, offering users access to the power of words as never before. With 200,000 entries and definitions and more than 300,000 synonyms, this is the most wide-ranging resource available: a first-of-its-kind reference book that's much more than a dictionary and thesaurus under one cover. Everything you'd find in a dictionary is here, along with everything you'd find in a thesaurus, all ...

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Overview

The Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus combines a full dictionary and a full thesaurus, offering users access to the power of words as never before. With 200,000 entries and definitions and more than 300,000 synonyms, this is the most wide-ranging resource available: a first-of-its-kind reference book that's much more than a dictionary and thesaurus under one cover. Everything you'd find in a dictionary is here, along with everything you'd find in a thesaurus, all thoroughly integrated for ease of use.
This edition includes a new 64-page Language Guide in the back of the dictionary that helps build power and confidence in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and style. In addition to parts of speech, the Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus includes a wealth of valuable appendices featuring Selected Proverbs, Presidents of the U.S., Countries of the World, Terms for Animal Groups, Weights, Measures, Scientific Units, and Formulas, Chemical Elements and the Periodic Table, Musical Notation and the Orchestra, and much more.
No American dictionary or thesaurus offers as much as the Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus. It not only combines an up-to-date and thoroughly reliable dictionary of American English with full thesaurus coverage and a usage guide, but it also provides a unique global perspective of English.
All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195168341
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2003 American Edition
  • Pages: 1920
  • Sales rank: 619,871
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Project staff ix
How to use this book x
Key to the pronunciations xx
Abbreviations used in this book xxii
Dictionary and Thesaurus 1
Appendices
1 The History of English 1792
2 Some Points of English Usage 1795
3 Selected Proverbs 1802
4 Books of the Bible 1811
5 Terms for Groups of Animals, etc. 1812
6 Signs and Symbols 1813
7 Geology 1814
8 Chemical Elements 1815
9 Weights, Measures, Scientific Unites, and Formulas 1816
10 Musical Notation and the Orchestra 1818
11 Architecture 1820
12 Countries of the World 1822
13 States of the United States 1825
14 Presidents of the United States 1826
15 Leaders and Rulers 1827
16 Alphabets 1828
17 Language Guide 1831
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