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Concise Oxford English Dictionary: Luxury Edition, 11th edition, revised 2009 Hardcover – 9 Jul 2009

4.9 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 1728 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Updated Edition edition (9 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199558450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199558452
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 6.1 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 425,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This mini-edition of a giant known as the OED claims to pack the authority of the original into a handy size ideal for use in schools, offices, and at home."--Library Journal


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I've had several dictionaries and they've all been kind of iffy, to say the least!The others have had words missing here and there so frustration has been a common word. This one has them all. I'm a writer as well as a newsletter-editor so this dictionary is a must for me, as it should be for you too. I shopped around and Amazon was the best for this, making it a good deal, including free delivery. What a bargain.
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A Good Family Dictionary, rather than an everyday at the office type dictionary.

Take off the ugly dust cover and have it on the coffee table for everyone to use.

Clear and easy to use. The Thumb holes are ok, but rest in the middle of the letter rather than at the beginning - these arn't that well cut either and feel rough. For the price i would have expected a better 'finish' . That said, it was a present for my Mom who does a lot of quizzes and stuff and was well received.
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Concise Oxford English Dictionary: Luxury Edition, 11th edition, revised 2009

I bought this dictionary for my son, a budding writer, for Christmas. I was so impressed... I bought one for myself! As a student studying at degree level I have found this book invaluable. I particularly love the thumb index for easy reference and the Appendices make an interesting read in themselves. Treat yourself, if you are going to buy a dictionary, buy this one. You will not be disappointed.
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I bought this dictionary because my mini dictionary was not doing its job and I'm very happy with my buy. Every word I have looked up whilst writing my dissertation, the dictionary has provided adequate result. So 5stars all the way.
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Don't bother to look at anything else, this is the one you need, and at a very good price too.
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......which should be no surprise, but also within this dictionary you might be surprised to find that death comes before life, divorce comes before marriage, and conception comes before it's originating cause. Dictionaries always list their content alphabetically, so therefore I was a little surprised to not find the word "Abecedarian" in this dictionary which means "arranged in alphabetical order". Strange omission that!

That being said, most households need a dictionary for a number of reasons amongst which would be, spelling, meaning, crossword aide, confirmatory source, homework, article/book writing and research purposes, and I have not come across any better work to suite these needs in my 60+ years of flicking through dictionaries of all types and different publishers.

It is ironic that I guess the main reason for referring to a dictionary is to check spelling, but as is pointed out by that fine laconic transatlantic wit Stephen Wright "if a word in the dictionary is misspelled, how would we know about it?". Good point but I would hope that since being published in 1911 and revised numerous times since, that the proofreaders have eliminated all misspellings so we can put our minds to rest on this point.

If you do not possess a dictionary or as in my case your dictionary was very old, battered and out of date, then you could do no better than to treat yourself to this splendid work of reference.
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Came wrapped in a foil as expected for "Luxury edition". It has nice carve-outs for stickers with letters - one of mine was pasted a page sooner, but it's easy to fix it without tearing the page. I love the dictionary itself - I doubt I'll ever find a word in normal prose books I can't find in it (which happened with my bilingual dictionary of course). Dictionary is not primarily for non-native speakers, because it lacks most of the pronunciations, but that should have been expected, so no points down here. Explanations are nice and indeed concise, usage boxes are used quite often and there are some apendices about the language and words with some interesting information. All in all, I love this dictionary, especially for the price it was offered here. With packing and delivery it came to Slovakia under the price stated on the back of the book.

(If you need some lighter everyday dictionary then there is smaller paperback Oxford dictionary/thesaurus, I can fully recommend that as well in addition to this one. With thesaurus you have not only smaller version, but also bonus "function" too.)
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Bought this so that my fiance and I can play scrabble and check words. This is ideal. It's missing some of the more unusual words but that is to be expected for the concise edition. Especially like looking up the origins of words.
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