A New Dictionary of Art

One Word - 3000 Definitions

Author: Robert Good

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912384006

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 1087

What is Art? This addictively compelling Dictionary has been painstakingly compiled from over 3000 definitions of 'Art' found online. Every conceivable opinion is here, lovingly edited & annotated to the point of absurdity. A wonderfully energising summation of all the potentials that Art can be.

Dictionary of Artifacts

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470766190

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 822

Containing close to 3,000 words and definitions, Dictionary of Artifacts is an indispensable reference for anyone working within the field of archaeology. Entries detail artifact’s classification and typology; raw materials; methods and techniques of creation; principles and techniques of examination and identification; and instructions for the care and preservation of specimens. Along with a headword and definition, pronunciations, synonyms, cross-references, and the category/categories also accompany each entry Drawings, photographs, and extensive annnotated bibliography are included for more complete comprehension

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

Over 3,000 Words Every Person Should be Able to Use (And a few that you probably shouldn't)

Author: David Olsen,Michelle Bevilacqua,Justin Cord Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440520771

Category: Reference

Page: 448

View: 3802

Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

Webster's New World Compact Desk Dictionary and Style Guide

Author: Michael Agnes

Publisher: Webster's New World

ISBN: 9780028621555

Category: Authorship

Page: 637

View: 2509

Combining a concise and compact dictionary with an expert guide to grammar, usage, and punctuation, this book helps users put their best foot forward when communicating. It contains more than 58,000 up-to-date entries, with clear, concise definitions that give the precise information busy people need. The style guide offers clear advice on the rules of written and spoken English.

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

Author: Stanley Newman,Daniel Stark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061748005

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 1280

View: 3884

With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the clues and answers that actually appear in today's most popular crosswords, including contemporary slang, phrases, and brand names. Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined thirty years in the field, and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today's crosswords. Featuring an introduction by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million Word Crossword Dictionary makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.

The Big Book Of Words You Should Know To Sound Smart

A Guide for Aspiring Intellectuals

Author: Robert W Bly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440591075

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 7254

The ultimate word book for aspiring intellectuals! The most compendious collection of words for aspiring scholars, this book helps you hold your own in intellectual discourse. Featuring 2,400 sophisticated, obscure, and obtuse terms, each page provides you with the definitions you need to know to lock academic horns with the clerisy. From antebellum and eleemosynary to impasto and putative, you will quickly master hundreds of erudite phrases that will improve your conversational elegance. Complete with definitions and sample sentences for each entry, The Big Book of Words You Should Know to Sound Smart will elevate your lexicon as you impress the susurration out of the perfervid hoi polloi.

Practical Masonry

A Guide to the Art of Stone Cutting, Comprising the Construction, Setting-out, and Working of Stairs, Circular Work, Arches, Niches, Domes, Pendentives, Vaults, Tracery Windows, Etc.,etc. for the Use of Students, Masons, and Other Workmen

Author: William R. Purchase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Masonry

Page: 124

View: 1852

The New First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

What Your Child Needs to Know

Author: Eric Donald Hirsch,William G. Rowland,Michael Stanford

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618408535

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

View: 3550

Provides an outline of the knowledge that should be acquired by the end of sixth grade in twenty-one subject areas.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019104461X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

View: 5202

Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With over 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible. Almost 200 new entries have been added to this edition, including terms such as arrow paradox, nested set, and symbolic logic. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, a geometry summary, additional trigonometric values of special angles, and many more. This edition contains recommended web links, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements, this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 3028

The Oxford Dictionary of American English

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194399524

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 828

View: 9591

The Workbook helps students get the most out of the Dictionary.

Random House Webster's Pocket Legal Dictionary

Author: James E. Clapp

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 9780679764359

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 1797

Random House Webster's Pocket Legal Dictionary goes beyond goes beyond surface definitions of legal terms, enabling the user to come away with some grasp of the current scope and significance of myriad legal concepts. This is achieved through: definitions that include enough detail to avoid being simplistic examples of sentences and phrases showing how a term is used subentries that flesh out the meaning of the main entry term histroical information, summaries of recent cases or other commentary division of certain items into separate entries to avoid confusion between unrelated easily conflated meanings copious cross-references to related or contrasting terms that help to place an entry in context and clarify its scope an appendix summarizing all of the amendments to the United States Constitution, which are the source of so many of the most fundamental principles in American law

Dictionary Of Word Roots

Author: Donald Borror

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780874840537

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 2932

One of the outstanding problems of the biologist, whether he be beginning student or specialists, is that of understanding technical terms. The best way to understand and remember technical terms is to understand first their component parts, or roots. This dictionary has been designed primarily to meet the needs of the beginning student, the medical student, and the taxonomist, but it should be of value to all biologists.