Oxford Thesaurus of English
OUP Oxford, Aug 13, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 988 pages
Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.
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about/around accept adjective adjective informal adverb African informal Amer approval archaic Austral Austral./NZ informal bang bear beat beatific become blast blow boot break bring Brit calm cast charge cheerful Choose the right clash clear clobber cold colour confabulation confused cool crack critical dated depressed discharge distress draw dress drive drop English eyes fall favour feel formal French give one’s give someone headword hold honour informal give informal go informal knock keep lack literary living daylights look N.Amer noun informal NZ informal one’s hands one’s head one’s mind oneself Oxford English Corpus pack piece plural noun pull push rare related prefix right word round ruin Scottish informal sense sharp someone’s stick stop syllable synonyms talk technical throw turn upset verb vulgar slang wANTONYMS whack Word links Word toolkit yatter