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.
Author: Ian Brookes
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: English language
'It's the most human of dictionaries, the most quirky and eccentric, the hardest to put down once picked up' Philip Pullman 'Impeccable as a reference tool, Chambers is a delight to browse through' Jilly Cooper The Chambers Dictionary remains the dictionary of choice for professional writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts and everyone with a love of words. The latest edition of the dictionary includes definitions of over 500 new words that have recently entered the language. While the traditional Chambers virtues of being informative, witty and authoritative have been retained, the design and content have been updated to provide a clear and modern text for today's users.
Author: Una McGovern
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Covering everything from cryptozoology and the Yeti to witchcraft, earth mysteries, folklore, ghosts, human oddities, the occult, parapsychology, spiritualism, and UFOs, a comprehensive resource looks a wide range of unexplained phenomena in a volume containing more than 1,300 objective, informative, and up-to-date entries.
Author: Mairi Robinson
Publisher: Chambers Harrap Publishers L
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Chambers 21st Century Dictionary is the ideal dictionary for the modern world. The focus is on the English that people use today, and definitions are given in straightforward, accessible language. It is packed with usage notes giving advice on tricky points of style, grammar and punctuation.
Author: Catherine Schwartz
Publisher: W & R Chambers Limited
Release Date: 1998
The Chambers Dictionary is one of the oldest single-volume dictionaries of its kind, and draws on a 166 year-old tradition of dictionary writing. Hailed as the most comprehensive and current single-volume dictionary of international English, this newly revised edition contains over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. With its bold headwords and clear type, this new edition has the all the advantages of a modern, streamlined layout and makes information on words, phrases, and expressions easier to find, easier to read, and easier to understand. An official reference source for the board game Scrabble - its wide range of vocabulary provides unrivalled coverage for word game players, crossword solvers, and crossword compilers, as well as a treasure-trove of lexical delights for word lovers. The Chambers Dictionary has long been the choice of the discerning user of English and the preferred single-volume dictionary of academics, and professionals for its coverage of the English language from the Bible and Shakespeare, to present day scientific and technological vocabulary. Many new words and meanings have been added from today's world of information sciences, business, alternative medicine, and everyday life, including cybercafe, alpha-decay, browser, road rage, birthing pool, and reiki. Etymological nesting of words show derivations, emphasizes linguistic links between words, and increases overall coverage. Prefaces include: A Short History of English, and Rules of English Spelling. Selected phrases and quotations from Latin, Greek, and modern languages. Appendices include: pronunciation guide, grammar and usage guide, punctuation, symbols, temperature, measurement and size conversions, Roman numerals, and chemical elements.
The bestselling reference for crossword solvers and setters The Chambers Crossword Dictionary is the perfect tool for any crossword solver - and you know it because it is used by the setters themselves! What makes The Chambers Crossword Dictionary different? Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use, this major new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated by a team of crossword experts, and is specially tailored to the needs of crossword solvers. With more than 500,000 solutions to cryptic and quick clues, plus explanations of cryptic clue types and the use of anagram and other indicators, and insights into the world of crossword setting and memorable clues, it is truly the ultimate crossword bible. This new edition features: - Over 500,000 solutions for every kind of crossword. - More than 2,500 crossword code words alerting you to cryptic ploys. - Over 19,500 'one-stop' entries, with both synonyms and encyclopaedic material, for extra guidance in finding the right answer. - A wealth of recent synonyms to give you up-to-the-minute answers. - New topic lists to help you solve general-knowledge clues. - Word lists sorted by length and then alphabetically to make finding solutions easy. - Includes words, phrases, abbreviations, symbols, codes and other cryptic 'building blocks'. - Packed with crossword jargon, anagram and other indicators and essential cryptic vocabulary. - Draws on the latest Chambers Dictionary 13th Edition and the authoritative Chambers reference range. It is packed with expert advice and editorial from: - Derek Arthur (1945-2010), co-editor of The Listener crossword in The Times and of The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 2nd edition - Ross Beresford, former co-editor of The Listener crossword - Peter Biddlecombe, The Sunday Times crossword editor and The Times Crossword Championship winner (2000, 2007) - Jonathan Crowther, better known to cryptic crossword solvers as Azed, having set crosswords for The Observer for over 40 years - Don Manley, crossword setter for many quality newspapers under various pseudonyms (Duck, Quixote, Bradman, Giovanni) and Church Times crossword editor - Tim Moorey, crossword setter for The Sunday Times and The Times, and crossword editor and setter for The Week and MoneyWeek magazines. He is author of How to Crack Cryptic Crosswords Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary and thesaurus publishers.
Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of this reference guide includes new words from the worlds of social networking, technological advances and the growing environmentally-friendly “green” movement, including “cyberbully,” “netiquette” and “upcycle.”
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.