Author: Jonathan Wallace
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2010-08-17
The Plain-English Legal Dictionary for Anyone Who Wants to Understand the Often Incomprehensible Terminology Law has a language all its own. Webster's New World Law Dictionary translates it clearly. Written in plain English, it's much easier to understand than typical legal documents. It's up-to-date and comprehensive, with: * Clear, concise, and accurate definitions of more than 4,000 legal terms * Coverage of terms from all areas of law, including criminal law, contracts, evidence, constitutional law, property law, and torts * Common abbreviations, foreign words and phrases, and a full copy of the United States Constitution, including the Bill of Rights and all subsequent amendments * Definitions of newer terms such as alternative minimum tax, three strikes law, and assisted suicide In addition to those in the legal field, this desk reference is invaluable to journalists, researchers, lay people dealing with legal issues, and even those who simply want to use legal terms correctly in order to make their points more convincingly.
Author: James E. Clapp
Publisher: Random House Reference &
Release Date: 1996
Random House Webster's Pocket Legal Dictionary goes beyond goes beyond surface definitions of legal terms, enabling the user to come away with some grasp of the current scope and significance of myriad legal concepts. This is achieved through: definitions that include enough detail to avoid being simplistic examples of sentences and phrases showing how a term is used subentries that flesh out the meaning of the main entry term histroical information, summaries of recent cases or other commentary division of certain items into separate entries to avoid confusion between unrelated easily conflated meanings copious cross-references to related or contrasting terms that help to place an entry in context and clarify its scope an appendix summarizing all of the amendments to the United States Constitution, which are the source of so many of the most fundamental principles in American law
The next step in refining language skills, this fully revised illustrated dictionary focuses on the needs of students in grades 6-8. Expanded word coverage and more advanced dictionary features are presented in ways to help students ages 11-14 read, write, and speak effectively. * Nearly 70,000 entries including new words and definitions from the fields of science, technology, entertainment, and health * More than 22,000 usage examples * More than 1,000 illustrations * Abundant word history paragraphs and synonym paragraphs
Author: Catherine Soanes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2002-01
This is a reissue of the ninth edition of the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket English dictionary. It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English and is particularly user friendly with its elegant open design, with different elements starting on new lines. It offers excellent coverage of English as an international language, the defining style is straightforward and non-technical, andthousands of examples illustrate idiomatic usage. All irregular noun, verb, and adjectival inflections are spelled out in full, while guidance on grammar and good usage is provided by in-text notes. Additional features include Wordbuilder boxes giving information on related words and thematic tables on subjects such as countries, chemical elements, and nationalities. This title replaces ISBN: 0-19-861334-2.
“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.” With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—and Stamper’s own stories from the linguistic front lines (including how she became America’s foremost “irregardless” apologist, despite loathing the word), Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Entirely new edition. Words are in alphabetical arrangement for easy lookup. Over 150,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words. Plus brief definition at every entry and example sentence of how the word is used in context. [688p. 5.75 x 8.50]
Based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition 70,000 definitions 2,000 new words Expanded back matter sections: Confused and Misused Words English Word Roots - Great for preparing standardized tests Irregular English Verbs - Great for ESL Basic English Grammar Handbook of Style, including Documentation of Sources Guide to Common Verb Collocations - Essential for ESL NEW: An Overview of the Internet
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre: English language
An all new edition of the best-selling language reference covers the core English vocabulary of everyday life. New words added from a variety of fields. More than 70,000 updated definitions. Over 8,000 usage examples aid understanding. Special sections include: Basic English Grammar, Irregular English Verbs, Confused and Misused Words and English Word Roots.
This fifth edition of the Macquarie, measuring a new awareness of environment and fragility, will mark a turning of the tide in our consciousness, in the span of our response, in the way we give voice to place – and place to voice. (Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia)Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.