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Oxford Dictionary of Current English [Paperback]


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1 May 2006
The Oxford Quick Reference Dictionary is the largest paperback dictionary of its kind, with over 140,000 clear definitions and entries. A clear layout and handy paperback format make it an ideal quick reference book, poviding wide and accessible coverage of today's English. This revised edition also includes a brand new Spell-it-right Guide . This book is intended for school, home, office, and general reference.
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Catherine Soanes is Project Editor for English Dictionaries at OUP.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Renders the competition useless 18 Feb 2005
By Steve West - Published on Amazon.com
For anyone frustrated by dictionaries that seem to have every word except the one you're looking for, Oxford provides the best solution (that I know of). The key is it's thick and has over 140,000 definitions, twice the amount of some other dictionaries. It defines combination of words not just single words, has intelligible definitions and uses a font that is easy on the eyes. It has let me down a couple of times but this is the exception rather than the rule. This is the best dictionary I have used yet and I recommend it for a frustration-free dictionary experience.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just an average dictionary 3 Sep 2007
By Aramaki - Published on Amazon.com
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I wouldn't say it's a bad dictionary, but there's nothing that stands out about this one. I have the American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition paperback version. Comparing these two, they both failed about the same number of time when looking up words; this one just slightly better since it is thicker. I strongly recommend Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary 2nd Edition over any other desktop dictionaries. Since Amazon has excellent return policy on books, if you don't believe my words, simply get this one and Cambridge one and see which one you like better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it so much I bought two copies! 4 Dec 2005
By Allan Bedford - Published on Amazon.com
Yes, I actually own two copies of this dictionary. One is kept at work (and gets borrowed several times per week by co-workers) and the other is at home next to my computer.

I bought this dictionary not only for the brand name 'Oxford' but also for the way in which the entries are presented. The word being defined is highlighted in clean bold text and this helps the words stand out from the page. That makes finding an entry quicker than in some dictionaries and thus makes the book more enjoyable to use.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the paperbacks 3 April 2003
By Robert Kokron - Published on Amazon.com
I use dictionaries every day in my high school courses, and this is one that I often recommend to my students. The Oxford Dictionary of Current English is one of the best, and I've seen many of them. Its name gives you an idea of its usefulness. There are many current terms that you will not find in other dictionaries, especially pocket paperbacks. I highly recommend it, especially for high school classes!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well-worn (and tape-fortified) mainstay always at my hand 31 July 2006
By Valda Wells - Published on Amazon.com
This is my "resolution" to the need for the large hard-cover versions of my favorite dictionaries. It gets to sleep in the drawer at night, but mainly it lives on top of the desk - always at hand; often consulted. I won't claim never to make errors, but I do try to avoid them. The Oxford Dictionary of Current English is how I do it.
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