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Collins English Dictionary 30th Anniversary Edition Hardcover – 7 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1920 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Tenth edition edition (7 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007382332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007382330
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 7.6 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 577,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“wonderful coverage of current English … the layout is appealing to the read”
reader review of CED 9th edition on amazon.co.uk

“The best single-volume English dictionary … the typefaces used are the most attractive of any dictionary”
reader review of CED 9th edition on amazon.co.uk

“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


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bowman on 23 Feb. 2011
The dictionary is a very comprehensive volume and great value for money. Essential for anyone into crosswords or any type of word quiz. Because of the number of words and items it contains, the book is quite heavy to lug about - but it has got to be worth the effort!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dylan on 17 April 2012
This is an excellent thesaurus with product lists throughout the book listed in alphabetical order e.g. for a list of countries just look up countries and the list is there. With some thesaurus these lists are separate either in the centre or at the end of the book and are not so easy and convenient to find. The thesaurus was delivered very promptly and in excellent condition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leonzos on 9 Dec. 2011
Buy this dictionary. I got mine second hand (near as damn it new) for about £8. It's worth it at £35 but at £8 that's giving it away.

Every family should have an authoritative reference tome like this one in their house and there's something about Collins; they just come across as a little less stuffy than Oxford.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JemimaJones on 25 Nov. 2011
I needed a thesaurus because I write a lot of business letters and sometimes need another definition for a word to avoid repeating myself. Great book, every home should have one!
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This is a quality product, it's printed on bright white paper with definition words and letter tabs in blue and definitions printed in black, this all makes reading it very easy, certainly easier than a monochromatic alternative printed on cheap paper.
I've had this book for over 2 years now and have used it regularly and it works well for me 99% of the time, although oftentimes I can't find the definitions of certain niche or obsolete words.
It's such a big book it would be good value at it's RRP, but at the price Amazon are selling them it's excellent value.
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This is a brilliant dictionary and great for crossword doers. The binding however is very poor quality paper which has completely fallen apart after just 6 months use.

Such a shame when the content printing and paper of the pages is so good. Really disappointing for a book of this standard.For a big dictionary like this I would expect cloth binding but they have cut costs. The paper of the binding is embossed to make it look like cloth but it is just cheap paper which easily rips.

I had a Collins before and that one lasted for 20 years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J.Riggall on 3 Mar. 2012
I like this dictionary because it has information as well as just being a dictionary but it is a bit on the big side for handling. Very heavy.
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By smw on 30 Oct. 2012
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This really is the most comprehensive of dictionaries! Had a slight hiccup with the first one that was sent out - we discovered that about 20 pages were missing - it was only because we were playing Scrabble and had to check out a word. Amazon were brilliant and sent out a new one after checking that all the pages were present.
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