The Oxford thesaurus

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - Reference - 1078 pages
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First published in 1991, the very successful first edition of The Oxford Thesaurus has now sold over 126,000 copies. This new edition (NB new format), which for the first time includes antonyms in the main A-Z text, along with many additional new synonyms, broadens the book's appeal stillfurther. The Oxford Thesaurus remains the most useful A-Z thesaurus available today, with more practical guidance for the user than any other competing title. Around 350,000 synonyms and antonyms, covering general English as well as thousands of regional and idiomatic words and expressions, are listed in A-Z form for ease of reference. Generous and detailed labelling shows how to use synonyms, and example sentences throughout make it even easier toselect the correct synonym. The most useful synonyms (ie those that are closest in meaning to the headword) are listed first - a more helpful arrangement than a simple alphabetical listing under the headword. If the word for which you seek an alternative is not to be found as a headword, you can simply turn to the synonym index which lists 265,000 synonyms and shows you under which headword each synonym is located. In addition, all synonyms which also have their own headword entry (at which furtherrelated words may be found) are indicated by a simple cross-reference symbol. On the first edition: 'handier than Roget both in being alphabetical and in offering example-sentences. The mot juste in just a mo.' Prof. Sir Randolph Quirk, The Observer.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
23
Section 3
46
Section 4
80
Section 5
116
Section 6
174
Section 7
193
Section 8
213
Section 12
299
Section 13
310
Section 14
393
Section 15
564
Section 16
573
Section 17
590
Section 18
591
Section 19
595

Section 9
246
Section 10
250
Section 11
271
Section 20
597
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About the author (1997)

Laurence Urdang is a professional lexicographer.

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