The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition): The English dictionary of choice for writers, crossword setters and word lovers

4.71 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781473602250: The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition): The English dictionary of choice for writers, crossword setters and word lovers
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

'THE CHAMBERS DICTIONARY IS THE MOST USEFUL AND DIVERTING SINGLE-VOLUME WORD-HOARD AVAILABLE' Telegraph

'CHAMBERS IS A MARVEL OF WIT, CLARITY AND PRACTICALITY' Observer

'THE MOST HUMAN OF DICTIONARIES' Philip Pullman

'CHAMBERS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO WORDS AT THEIR WITTIEST, MOST ROOTED, MOST REVEALING, AND MOST POWERFUL' Ali Smith

First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Yet it remains lighter and easier to hold, and now has an even more durable jacket so that it will be a beautiful hardback reference for many years to come.

This 13th edition retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique, quirky definitions. There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble, showing how English words and definitions have changed over the history of The Chambers Dictionary.

The Chambers Dictionary is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback dictionary. It is regarded as the dictionary of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words, and its unique personality that comes across in a definition style that is both useful and witty.

'CHAMBERS STANDS OUT LIKE A BAROQUE MANSION IN A CITY OF FACELESS CONCRETE' Melvyn Bragg

***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

A monument to lexicographic excellence... radical, innovative and different--Independent

The most human of dictionaries

The traditional favourite dictionary of every serious cryptic solver and setter based in the UK

For many years now, Chambers have had a stronghold on the word game market. This dictionary is a pure delight to browse--www.word-buff.com

Chambers stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete

Chambers is an open door to words at their wittiest, most rooted, most revealing, and most powerful

Chambers is a marvel of wit, clarity and practicality--Observer

A page a day keeps the doddypolls at bay

The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-volume word-hoard available--Telegraph

Book Description:

***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***

The Chambers Dictionary has more definitions and sells more copies than any other single-volume hardback English dictionary.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chambers (Ed.)
Published by Chambers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1473602254 ISBN 13: 9781473602250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chambers, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1473602254

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
67.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Chambers (Ed.)
Published by Chambers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1473602254 ISBN 13: 9781473602250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chambers, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1473602254_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
69.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Chambers
ISBN 10: 1473602254 ISBN 13: 9781473602250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New, We do not ship to PO , APO and FPO adresses.Choose Expedited Shipping for FASTER DELIVERY within 4-5 business days.Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # IN_9781473602250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
70.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Chambers (Ed.)
Published by Chambers (2014)
ISBN 10: 1473602254 ISBN 13: 9781473602250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Chambers, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1473602254

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
69.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 12.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Chambers Editors of
Published by Hodder Headline Group
ISBN 10: 1473602254 ISBN 13: 9781473602250
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Hodder Headline Group. Condition: New. pp. 1936. Seller Inventory # 132418106

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
110.89
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds