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Collins English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged edition: Over 700,000 Words and Phrases

Collins English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged edition: Over 700,000 Words and Phrases

Collins is proud to announce a major new edition of its flagship dictionary. Updated with the latest terms to enter the language, Collins English Dictionary is not only comprehensive and authoritative, but also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English.

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ISBN 9780007522743
Barcode 9780007522743
Published 19 December 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback, 12th edition
Author(s) By Dictionaries, Collins
Introduction by Forsyth, Mark
Contributions by Mangan, Lucy
Series Collins Complete and Unabridged

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ISBN-13 9780007522743
ISBN-10 0007522746
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Collins
Publication Date 19 December 2014
International Publication Date 23 October 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 12th edition
Edition 12th edition
Author(s) By Dictionaries, Collins
Introduction by Forsyth, Mark
Contributions by Mangan, Lucy
Series Collins Complete and Unabridged
Category Dictionaries
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Dictionaries (single language)
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 2336
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 266mm
Spine: 67mm
Weight 2,550g
Dewey Code 423
Catalogue Code 519182

Description of this Book

Collins is proud to announce a major new edition of its flagship dictionary. Updated with the latest terms to enter the language, Collins English Dictionary is not only comprehensive and authoritative, but also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English. Collins English Dictionary is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. This new edition includes the latest words to enter the English language as well as a wide range of biographical entries. Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of etymologies trace the roots of modern English. A clear, two-colour page design helps to make this dictionary accessible and easy to use, and the new virtual thumb tab makes it even easier to find the entry you are looking for. The dictionary includes a supplement on words on the cusp of entering the language, as well as an extended essay on how English has changed in the last 30 years, and looking forwards to the next 30 years. We also include charts to illustrate changing language trends over the years. All definitions, examples, idioms, and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database of today's English - making it an authoritative and up-to-the-minute reference source.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I am absolutely thrilled to have a copy of the Collins English Dictionary. If I am ever cast off on a desert island, this is the book I want to have with me. What a wonderful gift. Judi Dench Wonderful coverage of current English ... the layout is appealing to the reader reader review of CED 9th edition on amazon.co.uk The best single-volume English dictionary ... the typefaces used are the most attractive of any dictionary reader review of CED 9th edition on amazon.co.uk I find Collins English Dictionary invaluable because is it an encyclopaedia as well a dictionary, and it stands up to really intensive use. John Grant, Crossword Editor, The Times The dictionary I reach for first ... Roger Cooper, Sunday Telegraph It has offered to a current generation of students the possibility that the study of language might be exciting, as it was to Dr. Johnson. In short, I think it's brilliant. Professor B A Harris, University of Dublin I spend my working life with the Collins dictionary permanently open. It is, in its way, a masterpiece. On New Scientist it is also a bible; we take all our spellings from it (with a few exceptions) ... The dictionary has managed to take advances in science in its stride. Peter Wrobel, New Scientist I have never known a dictionary with such scope. The biographical entries are particularly useful. I would not be without it for anything. Professor John Carey, Merton College, Oxford The inclusion of so many proper names and colloquialisms is especially valuable. Penelope Lively It is a stupendous achievement ... the best and sanest interpretative dictionary I have ever seen. Auberon Waugh, The Spectator
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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