Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English.

Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199543687

Page: 432

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This updated and revised edition is the authoritative guide to foreign words and phrases used in contemporary British and American English. Drawn from over 40 languages, the 6,000 entries detail the history of each word or phrase and provide selected quotations to clearly illustrate their use in the English language.

The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.

The Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781435293090

Page: 512

View: 318

Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.

From Bonbon to Cha cha

Provides definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words commonly used and scientific vocabulary.

From Bonbon to Cha cha

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543690

Page: 411

View: 303

Provides definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words commonly used and scientific vocabulary.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580015

Page: 400

View: 507

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes.

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192801111

Page: 393

View: 555

Containing 5,000 idioms, alphabetically arranged by key word, this book covers metaphorical phrases, familiar quotations and proverbs, and similes. It provides meanings for well-known idioms such as set the world alight, cost an arm and a leg, once in a blue moon, the tip of the iceberg, andmany more. A date of origin is often given and many entries are supported by illustrative quotations from sources as varied as the Bible, Spectator, and Agatha Christie. Full of fascinating facts, this dictionary is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origins of words and phrases.--Arrangement of words alphabetically by key word means easy browsing--Focuses on British English, but also covers US English and other variants, e.g. cut to the chase and make a Virginia fence.--Histories of well-known idioms are provided

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries

Also available in an abridged edition, The concise Oxford dictionary of English
etymology (T. F. Hoad, ed. 522p. Oxford Univ. Pr., 1986. $24.95. ISBN 0-19-861
182-X). FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES USED IN THE ENGLISH
LANGUAGE ...

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries

Author: Scott Kennedy

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838934685

Page: 368

View: 289

An annotated bibliography lists reference sources for those academic and public libraries that can't buy everything but want the best for their patrons

Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries Eighth Edition

Word. and. Phrase. Origins. 489 Chambers dictionary of etymology. Robert K.
Barnhart and Sol Steinmetz, eds. 1284p. ... 494 The Oxford dictionary of foreign
words and phrases. 2nd ed. Andrew Delahunty, ed. 432p. Oxford, 2010. $ 422.4
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Reference Sources for Small and Medium sized Libraries  Eighth Edition

Author: Jack O'Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912125

Page: 312

View: 243

Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

The Oxford Dictionary Thesaurus and Wordpower Guide

The Wordbuilder Guide offers extra help to enrich and develop your vocabulary, and includes a section on foreign words and phrases, information on collectivenames for animals and birds, useful vocabulary for word games, lists of common ...

The Oxford Dictionary  Thesaurus  and Wordpower Guide

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198603733

Page: 1542

View: 180

The Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide gives you three books in one. The dictionary section offers comprehensive coverage of today's English, with over 145,000 words, phrases, and definitions, while the thesaurus has over 333,000 alternative words. Other features include clear and straightforward guidance on grammar and usage in the form of in-text boxes and thousands of example sentences illustrating words in use. The Wordbuilder Guide offers extra help to enrich and develop your vocabulary, and includes a section on foreign words and phrases, information on collective names for animals and birds, useful vocabulary for word games, lists of common confusables, a section on selecting the right word, an extensive Wordbuilder section which gives instant links to related words, and a section on difficult or unusual words.

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Language and literature

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English language -- Etymology -- Dictionaries . English language - Foreign words
and phrasesDictionaries . English language -- Terms and phrases . PE1582.G4.

The Best Books for Academic Libraries  Language and literature

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Publisher: Best Books

ISBN: 9780722200131

Page: 1107

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Books recommended for undergraduate and college libraries listed by Library of Congress Classification Numbers.

German English Dictionary of Idioms

This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords.

German English Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Hans Schemann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783032

Page: 1280

View: 265

This unique dictionary covers all the major German idioms and is probably the richest source of contemporary German idioms available, with 33,000 headwords. Within each entry the user is provided with: English equivalents; variants; contexts and precise guidance on the degree of currency/rarity of an idiomatic expression. This dictionary is an essential reference for achieving fluency in the language. It will be invaluable for all serious learners and users of German. Not for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins.

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059595

Page: 416

View: 399

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Compact Oxford Dictionary Thesaurus and Wordpower Guide

The Wordpower Guide offers extra help to improve your vocabulary, and includes a section on foreign words and phrases, information on collective names for animalsand birds, useful vocabulary for use in word games, lists of common ...

The Compact Oxford Dictionary  Thesaurus  and Wordpower Guide

Author: Catherine Soanes

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 9780198603702

Page: 1111

View: 304

The Oxford Compact Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide gives you three books in one. The dictionary section offers excellent coverage of everyday English, with over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions, while the thesaurus has over 150,000 alternative words. Other features include straightforward guidance on grammar and usage in the shape of in-text boxes and thousands of example sentences illustrating words in use. The Wordpower Guide offers extra help to improve your vocabulary, and includes a section on foreign words and phrases, information on collective names for animals and birds, useful vocabulary for use in word games, lists of common confusables, a section on selecting the right word, and an extensive Wordbuilder section which gives instant links to related words.

The Oxford essential dictionary of foreign terms in English

This comprehensive reference includes detailed information on the spelling, history, and usage of thousands of foreign words and phrases used by English speakers.

The Oxford essential dictionary of foreign terms in English

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780199891573

Page: 486

View: 124

This comprehensive reference includes detailed information on the spelling, history, and usage of thousands of foreign words and phrases used by English speakers. There are words from more than forty languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Yiddish. Terms from cooking, fashion, and music jostle with others from fine arts, history, law, politics, business, and travel in this great reference to words from around the globe.

Copy Editor

The English language is now open to new words on a worldwide basis , ” says
The Oxford Dictionary of English continues Foreign Words to inherit foreign and
Phrases ( Oxford terms — and the University Press ) , just out difficulties they can
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The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996.

The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

Author: Dudenredaktion (Bibliographisches Institut)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601326

Page: 1712

View: 583

The highly acclaimed Oxford-Duden German Dictionary provides authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of modern English and German. The text has been designed to meet the needs of both English and German speakers, whether they wish to write or speak the foreign language ortranslate from it. This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996. Over 260,000 words and phrases and 450,000 translations Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the general vocabulary of contemporary German and English Hundreds of example sentences showing words in use Extensive guidance on the selection of the correct translation Explanation of terms for which cultural or other differences prevent an exact translation Coverage of British and American English, and the German of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Detailed grammatical information, including irregular plurals and past tenses Helpful appendices on a wide variety of subjects including: grammar, numerical expressions, weights and measures, and a letter-writing guide

How to Find Out About Literature

The historical comprehensiveness of the Oxford English Dictionary and the large
numbers of words in Webster's New ... The Dictionary of Foreign Words and
Phrases (1950) compiled by M. Newmark from English sources contains foreign ...

How to Find Out About Literature

Author: G. Chandler

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483279790

Page: 240

View: 401

How to Find Out About Literature aims to provide a general survey of literatures and a general indication of the dates of these literatures. The book first elaborates on how to study and appreciate literature and how to trace literary works, including exercises and universal and national bibliographies. The text then examines how to trace poetry, drama, novels, and prose, foreign and subject bibliographies, library and sale catalogues, and guides to libraries, and literary information on general reference books and encyclopedias. The manuscript discusses how to trace literary information in handbooks and concordances to poetry and drama, handbooks and reference books on novelists and prose writers, dictionaries and guides to the English language and specialized subjects, essays, theses, and periodical articles. The text ponders on how to trace periodical articles and literary abstracts. The book is a valuable reference for students and researchers in their studies.

More Case Studies in Reference Work

unabridged general dictionaries do contain foreign words and phrases , which
they often treat every bit as fully as English terms . Once again the Oxford English
dictionary is the model here : it is illuminating to study the care with which foreign
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More Case Studies in Reference Work

Author: Denis Grogan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 293

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Pocket Oxford Dictionary Thesaurus and Wordpower Guide

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide is the ultimate one-stop reference and is accessible, informative, and easy to use.

Pocket Oxford Dictionary  Thesaurus  and Wordpower Guide

Author: Sara Hawker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198608639

Page: 838

View: 996

Authoritative, compact, and up to date, the Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide is the perfect three-in-one reference for use at school, home, or the office. It contains a dictionary with over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions; a thesaurus with over 130,000 alternative and opposite words; and a vocabulary-building Wordpower Guide containing foreign words and phrases, collective names for animals and birds, tips on commonly confused words, and a unique Wordbuilder. Based on the world's largest language research programme at Oxford University Press, it is packed with straightforward guidance on grammar and usage, along with up-to-the-minute coverage of everyday English. The Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide is the ultimate one-stop reference and is accessible, informative, and easy to use.