Collins English Dictionary is a comprehensive word reference with definitions for world, regional and dialect English.
Improve your vocabulary with 130,000 entries and over 200,000 definitions, including the latest words to enter the language.
Usage notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of etymologies trace the roots of modern English. There are also thousands of entries for people and places and in-depth coverage of scientific and technical vocabulary.
All words, definitions, and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus – our 4.5 billion-word database of today’s English – making it an authoritative and up-to-date word reference.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
“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. What a wonderful gift.”
Dame Judi Dench, actor
“I find Collins English Dictionary invaluable because is it an encyclopaedia as well a dictionary, and it stands up to really intensive use.”
John Grant, Crossword Editor, The Times
“The dictionary I reach for first …”
Roger Cooper, Sunday Telegraph
“It has offered to a current generation of students the possibility that the study of language might be exciting, as it was to Dr. Johnson. In short, I think it’s brilliant.”
Professor B A Harris, University of Dublin
“I spend my working life with the Collins dictionary permanently open. It is, in its way, a masterpiece. On New Scientist it is also a bible; we take all our spellings from it (with a few exceptions) … The dictionary has managed to take advances in science in its stride.”
Peter Wrobel, New Scientist
“I have never known a dictionary with such scope. The biographical entries are particularly useful. I would not be without it for anything.”
Professor John Carey, Merton College, Oxford
“The inclusion of so many proper names and colloquialisms is especially valuable.”
Dame Penelope Lively, author
“It is a stupendous achievement … the best and sanest interpretative dictionary I have ever seen.”
Auberon Waugh, The Spectator
Pioneers in dictionary publishing since 1819
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro Collins, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0007437862
Descrizione libro Collins, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110007437862