The home of living English The largest single volume dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, containing 80,000 new look-up words, and 100,000 new meanings. The dictionary is drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public via the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, the Collins English Dictionary is a democratic snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world. Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. All will be drawn in by evolving definitions, new, rare and quirky words. Explore the ever-changing landscape of the English language with award-winning author Mark Forsyth's insights in which he casts an analytical eye over the latest fields and shifts in meaning that the dictionary reflects. In an innovation that will delight word gamers and crossword solvers, the Collins English Dictionary also now uniquely includes words previously only found in the official Scrabble(tm) word list. New words, new meanings, new uses Always at the cutting edge of language change Collins offers you the very best of the new and emerging words, those that haven't quite made it yet, the ones we all love - and those we love to hate. Word enthusiast Lucy Mangan shares her passion and pique as she delves into these murky waters, taking you on a journey into the peculiarities of the new words creation process. Available in a format to suit you The Times said that "the Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one". The 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary is beautifully designed and printed, and despite the increase in words it is now lighter and easier to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs it is available flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle ebook and an Apple app.
Collins English Dictionary
Author: HARPER COLLINS STAFF, Sandra Anderson
The only dictionary in concise format with encyclopedic entries for people, places, regions and ideas, the groundbreaking new Collins Desktop Dictionary comes with a complementary dictionary on CD-ROM, and includes links to thousands of websites.Ideal for families and students, this is essential for anyone needing a dictionary that supports online research in all areas (academic subjects as much as hobbies, sport and recreation) and study.Users can: Find out what the very latest buzz words meanKeep up-to-date with hi-tech vocabularyCheck key facts and datesDiscover more about terms used in different areas (e.g. Beaufort scale, musical notation and terms, internet terms, texting terms)Find out more with hot-links to thousands of websitesImprove communication skills in the modern world, using the supplementAccess updated web-links free of charge from www collins.comLearn about current language use and get help with problem word
Written for advanced learners and professionals working with English and Mandarin Chinese, this first edition celebrates a successful collaboration between the two well-known publishing houses of Collins and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, together with an international team of linguists. It includes up-to-date coverage of everyday and technical vocabulary, with particular focus on specialist terminology in medicine and science. It offers around 150,000 usage examples based on Collins 4.5 billion word corpus, showing English as it is actually used in context. It contains biographical entries referring to people across all walks of life; hundreds of encyclopedic references with information about the most important events, customs and institutions in the United Kingdom and the United States; cultural notes cover all aspects of British and American life and culture; usage differences between British and American English, and notes that describe the most commonly-confused words in English. Phonetics are shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and irregular inflected forms of English words shown in full. Chinese speakers can access an app with English audio. A range of supplements include information on Differences between British and American English, English Prefixes and Suffixes, Weights & Measures, Chemical Elements, UK Traditional Counties & US States, Books of the Bible.
The all-in-one guide to using English, including all the words, phrases, and definitions you need and a unique full grammar of English to answer all those tricky questions. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Grammar has comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. With this dictionary you can find all the words and definitions you need, as it boasts a comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. With an invaluable Grammar of English written by the Editor of Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage, you will find all the answers to those lingering doubts on the English language.
The Chambers Dictionary
Author: Chambers of Editors, Chambers
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.
The most comprehensive and wide-ranging dictionary available – the richest range of language from the undisputed authority.
The successful Millennium Edition is now updated. People and places, which have proved such an asset in the Dictionary, have the latest dates and populations. This enables you to have all the facts and figures at your fingertips, as well as the whole breadth and depth of the language described and explained.
Collins Robert French Dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary. Clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use guide to communication make this the ideal book for intermediate learners. Collins Robert French Dictionary is designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 136,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. This edition of Collins Robert French Dictionary has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. A comprehensive guide to communication provides help with written and spoken French, in formal and informal situations - the perfect complement to the dictionary. The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.
Attractively packaged in a slipcase, these 2 volumes come in duo-tone soft imitation leather binding, the ideal gift package to take your language use and knowledge further. Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus are the perfect reference books for everyday use. Based on Collins' 4.5-billion-word database of today's English, and covering a vast range of words and alternatives, as well as a huge choice of opposites. You will find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day.What’s more, the helpful language notes throughout both books help you to choose the right word for your purpose, and clear, accessible layout ensures users can find the language they need when they need it.
Pioneers in dictionary publishing for over 175 years, Collins are now proud to offer the Concise English Dictionary in print and online. The eighth edition of the groundbreaking Collins Concise Dictionary is the only dictionary in concise format with encyclopedic entries for people, places, and regions. Ideal for families and students, this is essential for anyone who needs a dictionary that supports research in all areas (academic subjects as well as hobbies, sport and recreation) and study. Have confidence - comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need Get it right - language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use. Get there fast - clear layout with colour. Find out more - thousands of entries for people and places.
A unique guide to communicating in French. It will help you to find out more about French culture and to practise your spoken French with a free downloadable audio file.
In its attractive two-colour layout, the fifth edition of the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary offers learners of English detailed coverage of today's language. With lots of new words and phrases and definitions written in simple, natural English, this dictionary is exceptionally easy to use and understand. The examples, which have all been taken from the Bank of English, part of the prestigious Collins Word Web, are invaluable in providing context for words and phrases. Grammatical information and additional information on synonyms, pragmatics and frequency is shown in the Extra Column, making it easy to find and use. In the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, thousands of set grammatical structures, particularly useful to learners of English, are identified and highlighted. useful illustrations cover a range of topics, and the Access to English supplement helps the user with hundreds of practical phrases illustrating important structures in areas such as essay-writing, presentations, report-writing and job applications. The Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary provides invaluable and detailed guidance on the English language, and is the complete reference tool for learners of English. The CD-ROM is PC compatible and contains: Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary 5 million word Wordbank of authentic text samples (written and spoken), with high quality audio pronunciations for headwords, phrases, derived words and inflected forms.
Author: Will Mackie
This new edition has been completely revised and updated to create a title that reflects real English in an accessible, modern design. The first edition of the Collins Thesaurus combined a comprehensive choice of alternative words with a range of stimulating and useful features such as quotations, proverbs, and subject word lists.