Oxford Dictionary of English

Oxford Dictionary of English

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The foremost single volume authority on the English language, the Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today. It is informed by the most up-to-date evidence from the largest language research programme in the world, including the two-billion-word Oxford English Corpus. This new edition includes thousands of brand-new words and senses, as well as up-to-date encyclopedic information, and extensive appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements. New features include Word Trends which showcase language research based on the Oxford English Corpus and illuminate the extraordinary stories behind fast-changing words of everyday English. 12 months' access to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service is included with this book, so you can get accurate definitions and synonyms wherever you are. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online - updated regularly with the latest changes to words and meanings, so you have the most accurate picture of English available. Use the thousands of audio pronunciations to hear how words are spoken. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more.phrasal verbs clamp down suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner: the authorities have also clamped down on public demonV- strations. ... EˆklabE™d/ 7noun chiefly N. Amer. a long, thin, flat piece of wood with edges horizontally overlapping in series, used to ... phrases like the clappers Brit. informal very fast or very hard: she ran offlike the clappers. clapperboard 7noun a pair ofanbsp;...

Title:Oxford Dictionary of English
Author:Angus Stevenson
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2010-08-19


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