Collins English Dictionary

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9780007522743: Collins English Dictionary

• The home of living English

The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, with more than 50,000 newly added entries, and now over 722,000 words, meanings and phrases.

• Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school.
The dictionary draws on Collins extensive language databases and reintroduces many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players, including words previously only found in the official Scrabble word list. Everyone 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.

• New words, new meanings, new uses
Our lexicographers constantly track language change around the world. This along with suggestions from the public on the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, ensures Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language.

• More placenames and biographical entries
With over 8,500 placenames and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips.

• 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 huge 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 in flexible formats to suit every user – in print, as an ebook and an iOS app.

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Collins is proud to announce a major new edition of its flagship dictionary. Updated with the latest terms to enter the language, Collins English Dictionary is not only comprehensive and authoritative, but also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English. Collins English Dictionary is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. This new edition includes the latest words to enter the English language as well as a wide range of biographical entries. Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of etymologies trace the roots of modern English. A clear, two-colour page design helps to make this dictionary accessible and easy to use, and the new virtual thumb tab makes it even easier to find the entry you are looking for. The dictionary includes a supplement on words on the cusp of entering the language, as well as an extended essay on how English has changed in the last 30 years, and looking forwards to the next 30 years. We also include charts to illustrate changing language trends over the years. All definitions, examples, idioms, and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database of today's English - making it an authoritative and up-to-the-minute reference source.

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“I am absolutely thrilled to have a copy of the Collins English Dictionary. If I am ever cast off on a desert island, this is the book I want to have with me.”
Judi Dench

“I find Collins English Dictionary invaluable because ts is an encyclopaedia as well as a dictionary, and it stands up to really intensive use.”
John Grant, Crossword Editor, The Times

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