The Chambers Dictionary

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Chambers, 2006 - English language - 1839 pages
The Harrap's Chambers English dictionary covers the latest words and meanings to enter the English language; it is the most complete and comprehensive single-volume dictionary of the English language available. Now brought up-to-date with the latest new words (bird flu, podcast, happy slapping, etc.). Over 215,000 references and 300,000 definitions. Includes thousands of literary, rare, dialect and archaic terms. More words and definitions than any other single-volume English dictionary. Layout that makes entries easier to use and words easier to find. Clear, succinct definitions, straightforward pronunciation guidance and scholarly explanations of word origins.Short history of the English language


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The Chambers Dictionary 11800
Phrases and quotations from foreign languages 1815
Notes on authors cited in the dictionary 1828

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This internationally renowned reference publisher continues its celebrated tradition of excellence into the present day with such informative and authoritative works as the Chambers Crossword Dictionary, Chambers Encyclopedia, Chambers Biographical Dictionary and the all-new Chambers Dictionary of Quotations. Chambers is based in Edinburgh, as it always has been, and employs editors with a wide range of skills on dictionaries and other titles for a variety of users, including students and teachers of English as a foreign or second language. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of titles on grammar and usage, single-volume reference titles on science, history, biography and quotations, as well as titles for Scrabble(R) and crosswords.

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