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4 Aug 2011 Dictionary

Every word counts!

An essential resource for all Scrabble players.

This major new edition of Collins Scrabble Dictionary is fully updated to include all the words of up to nine letters in the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words.

This book includes all playable words of two to nine letters in length, in one easy-to-follow straight alphabetical list.

The short definitions, given for every word listed, have been updated for this new edition, and allow players to check meanings of words without having to consult a secondary dictionary.

Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players, from keen, regular players to families playing with children.

SCRABBLE™ is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc.© 2007 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Paperback: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Collins; Third edition edition (4 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007436068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007436064
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful
For years I would judge a dictionary on it's quality by whether it had the words qat, zex, and jow in it, which of course none of them do, unless you pay an arm and a leg and get a dictionary that weighs an absolute tonne! Then I discovered this handy little volume which has all those strange scrabble words, a brief description (usually one word description), and my search was over. This dictionary is marvelous. Definately a must for anyone wanting to improve their game, or to silence those challenges over dubious looking words.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL for the regular player 5 Nov 2008
By L. Hennessy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Most things have been covered in other reviews here, but I ought to add that if like me, your Scrabble games are punctuated with 'debates' (ok - arguments) about the validity of words, this will change your Scrabble-playing life!

There are older editions available too, under the name OSW (Chambers Official Scrabble Words), which can sometimes be a cheaper option, but with this book selling at a reduced price like it is now, seize the moment and buy one - you won't regret it!
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as described 14 April 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book seems to be exactly as described, and is perfect for UK Scrabble words. Bear in mind that this is not a comprehensive dictionary in so far as only words upto nine letters are included, and the descriptions are short. However it is great for Scrabble, and crucially includes all variations of a word such as plural, different tense etc. Fully worth the money!
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
This book is brilliant for all families that enjoy casual word games.

It is comprehensive and authoritative, so it contains all the words that should be allowed in a word game, but aren't in grandma's 1963 edition of the Concise Oxford dictionary that you keep next to Delia on the bookshelf.

Due to it's very brief format and small print, it's small and light. You can take it on holiday with you.

Because it's a dictionary with definitions rather than just a word-list, you can learn what the words mean, which is a great aid to learning.

It can be used for all word games such as Boggle, Upwords etc. not just Scrabble.

Highly recommended
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deluxe Scrabble Dictionary 31 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Purchased this book as a present. Fast efficient delivery, excellent value for money. Gives word names and also the meanings for the words. Comes with a hard cover case(useful). Ideal for the electronic scrabble games that throw up words that you have never heard of..Very Very pleased...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best I've seen 25 Feb 2009
By Jo He
Best I've seen, 25 Feb 2009
By J Healing (uk)

I have looked at several different scrabble dictionaries. In their descriptions, Collins have made it extremely difficult for scrabble players to know which scrabble dictionary to buy.

I like to have a book with as many words as are allowed, and to have brief meanings of the words. This book does both.

Because of the muddle of scrabble dictionaries published, I would urge you to check the ISB number, because the covers and the descriptions alone might lead you to buy the wrong book.

# ISBN-13: 978-0-00-721359-7

So I would very much recommend this book, which I am very very happy with.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't do without it now 22 April 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a revelation! I had previously been using an ordinary dictionary, which was slow because of the long definitions of each word. Not only is the Collins Scrabble Dictionary much quicker to use but the number of admissable words has been astonishing. I get much higher scores now.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Scravvle Deluxe Dictionary 10 Sep 2010
By Graham
A great help. But very small lettering and no 2 or 3 letter word list. The old paper back had both. Sad they missed them out in the hard back deluxe addition.
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