The New Oxford American Dictionary

The New Oxford American Dictionary

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Baker & Taylor
Provides definitions of thousands of words and phrases found in American English, with informatin on origins and usage; identifies notable people and places; and offers advice on grammar and spelling and other details.

Blackwell North Amer
Oxford's American editors drew on its 200-million-word databank of contemporary English, plus the citation files of the Oxford English Dictionary. The result is an all-new and updated American dictionary, the crowning achievement in the Oxford line of American dictionaries and thesauruses.
To provide unprecedented clarity, the entries are organized around core meanings, reflecting the way people think about words and eliminating the clutter and confusion of a traditional dictionary entry. Each entry plainly shows the major meaning or meanings of the word, plus any related senses, arranged in intuitive constellations of connected meanings. Definitions are supplemented by illustrative, in-context examples of actual usage.
This new edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary includes a guide to the pronunciations on every page spread, a new etymology essay, completely updated and revised maps, and more than a thousand new entries, covering everything new in our language from low-carb to warblog and beyond.

Baker
& Taylor

The most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered is provided in this dictionary that includes up-to-date coverage of slang, technical terms, and other recent language advances, with more than 250,000 definitions and entries, usage examples, a key to pronunciation, revised maps, and more than two thousand new entries.

Oxford University Press
Produced by Oxford's American Dictionaries Program, and drawing on the expertise of scores of American scholars and advisors, The New Oxford American Dictionary sets the standard of excellence for lexicography in this country.

Here is the most accurate and richly descriptive picture of American English ever offered in any dictionary. Oxford's American editors drew on our 200-million-word databank of contemporary North American English, plus the unrivaled citation files of the world-renowned Oxford English Dictionary. We started with American evidence--an unparalleled resource unique to Oxford. Our staff logged more than 50 editor-years, checking every entry and every definition. Oxford's ongoing North American Reading Program, begun in the early 1980s, keeps our lexicographers in touch with fresh evidence of our language and usage--in novels and newspapers, in public records and magazines, and on-line, too.

To provide unprecedented clarity, the entries are organized around core meanings, reflecting the way people think about words and eliminating the clutter and confusion of a traditional dictionary entry. Each entry plainly shows the major meaning or meanings of the word, plus any related senses, arranged in intuitive constellations of connected meanings. Definitions are supplemented by illustrative, in-context examples of actual usage.

This major new edition of The New Oxford American Dictionary includes a guide to the pronunciations on every page, a new etymology essay by Anatoly Liberman, completely updated and revised maps, and more than a thousand new entries, covering everything new in our language from low-carb to warblog and beyond.

The New Oxford American Dictionary is designed to serve the user clearly, simply, and quickly, with the precise guidance you expect from Oxford University Press. With in-depth and up-to-date coverage that all users need and expect--for reading and study, for technical terms, for language guidance--it continues the tradition of scholarship and lexicographic excellence that are the hallmarks of every Oxford dictionary.
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A companion web site is now available at www.oup.com/us/noad.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2005
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780195170771
0195170776
Branch Call Number: 423 New 2005
Characteristics: xl, 2,051 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: McKean, Erin

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