The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
7 Local Warehouse Reference- Dictionaries
1 Remote Warehouse Reference- Dictionaries

The Concise Oxford American Dictionary

by

The Concise Oxford American Dictionary Cover

 

Staff Pick

As Erin McKean, editor in chief, remarks in the preface, "A dictionary should be a tool for daily use, not a dreaded last resort." I am here to confirm that McKean and Oxford have produced a dictionary that is anything but dreaded. In addition to clear, succinct definitions of over 180,000 entries, The Concise Oxford American Dictionary includes a handy reference section that covers details of presidents and states, chemical elements, weights, measures, punctuation, and quick grammar tips. With the rise of the Internet as a reference tool, one may think it unnecessary to own a physical (gorgeously constructed) dictionary; but the weight and feel of the pages flipping to unfamiliar words and long-standing beloved ones is still indispensable to me, even in this day and age. More importantly, in using a reference from Oxford, I can be certain that I have an accurate, thorough, and trusted source at hand.
Recommended by Ann E., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This new dictionary packs an extraordinary amount of information into a handy book that is practical, dependable, affordable, and easy to read. Based on the groundbreaking flagship dictionary of Oxford's US Dictionaries program, the New Oxford American Dictionary, this concise edition includes more than 180,000 entries and definitions, complete with pronunciations, parts of speech, syllabification, inflected forms, and derivatives.

All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds. The Concise Oxford American Dictionary is a convenient and complete dictionary for school, work, and home. The dictionary includes Usage Notes that give helpful information on correct English; hundreds of Word Histories that provide fascinating background on the lives of words; more than 300, carefully chosen illustrations; and a handy Ready Reference section with information about weights and measures, chemical elements, U.S. states and presidents, punctuation, frequently misspelled words, and much more.

Synopsis:

Based on a vast database of some 200 million words, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Its features include: * 180,000 concise definitions and entries

* Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes give guidance on correct English

* Hundreds of Word Histories provide fascinating background to our language

* 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's US Dictionaries Program, add important visual information that complements the definitions

* 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

* Reference appendices include information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, US states and presidents, and much more

All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds. Affordable, durable, easy to read, and completely up to date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available.

Synopsis:

Based on a database of American English compiled in the U.S., The Oxford American Desk Dictionary is completely up to date and designed for today's quick-reference needs. This superb dictionary also features more than 200 detailed illustrations (commissioned for this 1998 edition), helpful in-text Usage Notes, and hundreds of lively, informative Word Histories.

Features:


More than 100,000 entries and definitions


New words and senses, some not found in any other dictionaries

(biodiversity, debit card, home page, SUV)


Hundreds of in-text Usage Notes and Word Histories


Eye-catching, detailed illustrations, specially commissioned for this edition


Thousands of up-to-date biographical and geographical entries


Expanded 24-page Special Reference Section with Countries of the World, Signs and Symbols, Weights and Measures, U.S. States and Presidents

As a concise, thorough, up-to-date, yet handy resource, this dictionary is unsurpassed.

About the Author

Frank Abate is Editor in Chief of the U. S. Dictionaries Program of Oxford University Press, located in Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195304848
Author:
McKean, Erin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Manufactured by:
Oxford University Press
Manufactured:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Oxford
Author:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Oxford Dictionaries
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Reference | English Usage Guides
Subject:
Reference | English Dictionaries
Subject:
English language -- United States.
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Vol. 112
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 line illus.
Pages:
1152
Dimensions:
8.1 x 9.6 x 2 in 3.694 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Elements of Style
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Leviathan : Or, the Matter, Form,... Used Trade Paper $7.00

Related Subjects


Reference » Dictionaries » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

The Concise Oxford American Dictionary New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 1152 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780195304848 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

As Erin McKean, editor in chief, remarks in the preface, "A dictionary should be a tool for daily use, not a dreaded last resort." I am here to confirm that McKean and Oxford have produced a dictionary that is anything but dreaded. In addition to clear, succinct definitions of over 180,000 entries, The Concise Oxford American Dictionary includes a handy reference section that covers details of presidents and states, chemical elements, weights, measures, punctuation, and quick grammar tips. With the rise of the Internet as a reference tool, one may think it unnecessary to own a physical (gorgeously constructed) dictionary; but the weight and feel of the pages flipping to unfamiliar words and long-standing beloved ones is still indispensable to me, even in this day and age. More importantly, in using a reference from Oxford, I can be certain that I have an accurate, thorough, and trusted source at hand.

"Synopsis" by , Based on a vast database of some 200 million words, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English offers superb coverage of American English. Its features include: * 180,000 concise definitions and entries

* Grammar, Style, and Usage Notes give guidance on correct English

* Hundreds of Word Histories provide fascinating background to our language

* 225 illustrations, commissioned by Oxford's US Dictionaries Program, add important visual information that complements the definitions

* 3,000 biographical and geographical entries

* Reference appendices include information on weights and measures, metric conversions, chemical elements, countries of the world, US states and presidents, and much more

All Oxford American dictionaries use an easy-to-use respelling system to show how entries are pronounced. It uses simple, familiar markings to represent common American English sounds. Affordable, durable, easy to read, and completely up to date, this is the finest dictionary of its size available.

"Synopsis" by , Based on a database of American English compiled in the U.S., The Oxford American Desk Dictionary is completely up to date and designed for today's quick-reference needs. This superb dictionary also features more than 200 detailed illustrations (commissioned for this 1998 edition), helpful in-text Usage Notes, and hundreds of lively, informative Word Histories.

Features:


More than 100,000 entries and definitions


New words and senses, some not found in any other dictionaries

(biodiversity, debit card, home page, SUV)


Hundreds of in-text Usage Notes and Word Histories


Eye-catching, detailed illustrations, specially commissioned for this edition


Thousands of up-to-date biographical and geographical entries


Expanded 24-page Special Reference Section with Countries of the World, Signs and Symbols, Weights and Measures, U.S. States and Presidents

As a concise, thorough, up-to-date, yet handy resource, this dictionary is unsurpassed.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.