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Collins English Dictionary (Collins Complete and Unabridged): Complete & Unabridged Hardcover – 6 Jun 2005
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Collins English Dictionary is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. Not only is the dictionary comprehensive and authoritative, but it also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English. Including a much wider range of words than ever before, the extensive coverage of geographical, scientific, and technical entries has been updated by our team of leading academic experts. Fully-revised language notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of word histories trace the roots of modern English. All this has been complemented with a refreshingly clutter-free design, which is easy to use and easy on the eye, taking you straight to the information you need with the minimum of fuss. Have confidence Discover all the latest words as they appear in the language. Get it right You can rely on Collins; all our definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on the Collins Word Web - our unrivalled and constantly updated 2.5 billion-word database of today's English. Get there fast Accessible brand-new layout that's easy on the eye, guiding you quickly to what you want. Where does it fit in the range?Collins English Dictionary: Complete and Unabridged Collins English Dictionary Desktop Edition - ISBN 0-00-716334-7 Words are tools for life. And a Collins Dictionary makes them work for you.
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29 December 2008
The Collins English Dictionary used to be the best English dictionary you could buy - but not any longer. It was the favourite among editors and writers because it not only had the usual words but also included names of famous people through history and names of geographical places. After about 2000, the new editions lost the names of people and it became just another dictionary, no longer differentiated from all the others. I, and my colleagues, used to buy each new edition as it came out but now I still use my Millenium Edition and haven't bought another since then. I'm waiting for Collins to realise their mistake and bring out a new edition with the names again included - when they realise that they threw away an excellent business model to save the cost of the extra pages. Now you know why you have been seeing the Collins English Dictionary being sold at half price or less everywhere in recent years. Come on Collins, get your act together and give us back the excellent encyclopaedic dictionary that we once knew and loved so well!
3 March 2007
This is the best English dictionary one can buy for complex and obscure words and always has those rare and obsolete words one finds in Victorian novels that seem, so often, to escape the Oxford. I do the : 'Guardian;' 'Times;' and 'Telegraph;' Crosswords and will nearly always find words in this Dictionary that unfortunately, again, escape the Oxford. New editions assimilate much of modern language so that one has a contemporaneous and historical literary blend that will satisfy most requirements from the most basic, common reader to the specialist, esoteric academic.
18 January 2006
I want old and modern words in my dictionary and that is why this hits the spot. Should 'chav' be in here? Why not. This is a dictionary for the Blackberry and i-pod market, and should include the words we all use.
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