The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus

The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus

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Baker & Taylor
Integrates a dictionary and thesaurus in one volume by combining meanings and related words in one entry.

Book News
A standard reference for high school and college students, secretaries, and others who need to know only pronunciations, word division, and brief definitions. The thesaurus element consists of boxes positioned near the most common synonym and referred to by others in the meaning cluster. A number of appendices provide information a foreign publisher would think might interest Americans such as state capitals and presidents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
The Oxford Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus offers a thoroughly integrated blend of entries from the dictionary and the thesaurus. This unified approach, treating meanings and related words within the same entry, makes it easy to find - in one place - an abundance of information about words, and provides a far deeper sense of the variety and nuances of our language than is possible in a dictionary or thesaurus alone. Plus, each synonym is precisely matched to the correct meaning of the word you're looking up so that you'll find the right word every time.

& Taylor

With more than 150,000 entries, synonyms, and a quick-reference appendix that includes a pronunciation guide and measurements tables, the new American edition of this handsome desk reference is the most easy-to-access dictionary for students and businesspeople. (Reference)

Oxford University Press
An all-in-one reference providing convenience, value, and the authority of Oxford dictionaries.

The Oxford American Desk Dictionary & Thesaurus Third Edition is the ideal all-in-one reference, with a dictionary and a thesaurus combined in one handy, integrated volume. A word's meanings, synonyms, and antonyms are given in the same entry, allowing the user access to all this information at a glance.

The text is fully updated with the latest lexical content, informed by Oxford's extensive language research program, including the Oxford English Corpus, a unique electronic database of more than two billion words that allows us to offer the fullest, most accurate picture of the English language today. Hundreds of new words cover computing, ecology, technology, and many other subjects.

The Dictionary & Thesaurus includes helpful extra features such as a center Reference section, which includes thoroughly updated appendices. Within the text, usage tip boxes help users write more effective English. A completely redesigned interior lends an open, readable look that makes this reference accessible and easy to use.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Edition: Second American edition
ISBN: 9780195159349
Branch Call Number: 423 OXFOR
Characteristics: xiv, 1,008 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Jewell, Elizabeth
Notes: "Based on the Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus"--preface


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