The Oxford Thesaurus

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Clarendon Press, 1997 - Americanisms - 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
46
Section 2
80
Section 3
116
Section 4
174
Section 5
213
Section 6
242
Section 7
246
Section 8
299
Section 14
590
Section 15
595
Section 16
597
Section 17
606
Section 18
626
Section 19
657
Section 20
790
Section 21
832

Section 9
310
Section 10
518
Section 11
549
Section 12
564
Section 13
573
Section 22
835
Section 23
851
Section 24
880
Section 25
892
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About the author (1997)

Lawrence Urdang is a distinguished lexicographer and publisher, and has edited many major dictionaries and other reference books. He is also the Editor of Verbatim, The Language Quarterly.

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