Oxford Essential Polish Dictionary

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580499

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 7559

Contains English to Polish and Polish to English translations of 45,000 words and phrases, and includes a pronunciation guide and other resources.

The Oxford paperback thesaurus

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780191739453

Category: English language

Page: 503

View: 7168

"300,000 synonyms and antonyms with thousands of usage examples from real English to show how synonyms are used in context."--Publisher's description.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Maurice Waite

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199666156

Category: Reference

Page: 1086

View: 8558

"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

The Meaning of Everything

The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192805768

Category: English language

Page: 260

View: 2436

Now available in paperback, The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters: the murderer who contributed from his prison cell, the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in shambles) and James Murray, the self-taught draper's son who spent a half-century bringing the project to triumphant fruition. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating and engaging account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.

Grand Dictionnaire Hachette-Oxford

Author: Marie-Hélène Corréard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198614225

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1945

View: 4579

Offers more than 360,000 words and 550,000 translations and explores idiomatic variations in meaning.

The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: BERKLEY PUBLISHING,Oxford University Press

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425160084

Category: Reference

Page: 972

View: 7237

A definitive language resource presents more than 150,000 up-to-date entries, along with their definitions and synonyms, as well as quick-reference sections on weights and measures, chemical elements, signs and symbols, U.S. presidents, states and capitals, and other features. Original.

A Dictionary of Chemistry

Author: John Daintith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104492X

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 7876

Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires - over 200 new to this edition - it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.

Concise Medical Dictionary

Author: Elizabeth Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199687811

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 864

View: 3682

Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public healthmedicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary Companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions. Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

View: 4260

This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 9023

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

A Dictionary of Dentistry

Author: Robert Ireland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191585029

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 5929

This first edition of A Dictionary of Dentistry provides over 4,500 definitions covering all the important terms and concepts used in dentistry today. Entries are written in clear and concise English without the use of unnecessary dental or medical jargon, and many entries are supplemented by detailed line drawings. The dictionary defines terms in a broad range of dental specialist areas including primary care, anatomy and comparative anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, radiography, radiology, orthodontics, periodontology, restorative dentistry, dental public health, paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, embryology, homeopathy, pharmacology, sedation, histology, implantology, ethics, and oral medicine. For completeness, some drugs, techniques, and instruments of historical interest have been included. It also includes a number of biographies of those who are considered to have made a highly significant contribution to dentistry. The principal muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, foramina, and sinuses of the head and neck together with illustrations are grouped together as appendices: also included is a further reading list, and a list of common symbols and abbreviations used in both the UK and America. A key feature of this book is the Dictionary of Dentistry companion website, which provides quick access to recommended web links for many entries, plus over 100 full-colour illustrations.. An essential guide for dental practitioners and dental students, it is also an invaluable reference source for all members of the dental team, medical practitioners, lawyers involved with members of the dental profession, and the general reader.

Colour Oxford Thesaurus

Author: Oxford Dictionaries

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607923

Category: Reference

Page: 672

View: 9480

An easy-to-use dictionary and thesaurus in one volume containing over 140,000 synonyms and antonyms.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time

Author: Craig Callender

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199298203

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 4964

This is the first comprehensive book on the philosophy of time. Leading philosophers discuss the metaphysics of time, our experience and representation of time, the role of time in ethics and action, and philosophical issues in the sciences of time, especially quantum mechanics and relativity theory.

The Liverpool English Dictionary

Author: Tony Crowley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786946041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 2843

Know someone with an antwacky stem-winder? Heard the Band of Hope Street? Ever been on a vinegar trip? Do you jangle? Ever met a Cunard yank in the Dingle? Could you pay for a dodger with a joey? Have you heard a maccyowler in a jigger? The Liverpool English Dictionary records the rich vocabulary that has evolved over the past century and a half, as part of the complex, stratified, multi-faceted and changing culture of this singular city. With over 2,000 entries from 'Abbadabba' to 'Z-Cars', the roots/routes, meanings and histories of the words of Liverpool are presented in a concise, clear and accessible format. Born and bred in Liverpool, Professor Tony Crowley has spent over thirty years compiling this bold and innovative dictionary, investigating historical lexicons, sociological studies, works of history, local newspapers, popular cultural representations, and, most importantly, the extensive 'lost' literature of the city. Illuminating, often remarkable, and always enjoyable, this book transforms our understanding of the history of language in Liverpool.

New Oxford Style Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198767251

Category: Authorship

Page: 928

View: 6077

The New Oxford Style Manual brings together the new editions of two essential reference works in a single volume. Combining New Hart's Rules with the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, this is the definitive guide to the written word. New Hart's Rules, Oxford's definite guide to style, gives authoritative and expert advice on how to prepare copy for publication in print and electronically. Topics covered include how to punctuate and hyphenate accurately, capitalization guidelines, structuring text coherently, how to use quotations and citations clearly, how to provide accurate references, UK and US usage, and much more. Recent developments in the publishing industry, such as scientific publishing conventions have been included in the up-to-date edition. These guidelines are complemented by the New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors which features 25,000 A to Z entries giving authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time and time again because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, or cultural and historical context. Entries give full coverage of recommended spellings, variant forms, confusable words, hyphenation, capitalization, foreign and specialist terms, proper names, and abbreviations. The New Oxford Style Manual also includes superb appendices for quick reference including proofreading marks, countries and currencies, and alphabets. Combining these two updated works and drawing on the unrivalled research and expertise of the Oxford Reference and Dictionaries departments, this volume is an essential part of every editor's and writer's toolkit.

Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008241384

Category: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

Page: 1216

View: 8518

An up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. * This edition 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 grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - 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.

Get Started in French Absolute Beginner Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language

Author: Catrine Carpenter

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444174595

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

View: 3518

If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding French in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the French you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your French into use with confidence. Get Started in Beginner's French has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall - 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. - Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations