A New Dictionary of Art

One Word - 3000 Definitions

Author: Robert Good

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912384006

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 1713


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.

Smart Words

Vocabulary for the Erudite

Author: Mim Harrison

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101051043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 7069


How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart. Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It's all in how you acquire the "ten-dollar words" of English. Smart Words makes fast and smooth learning of words such as prelapsarian, sedulous, sybaritic and draconian. How? By sticking to ultra-simple definitions, then offering a memorable--and often funny--description of when or why to use the word. A sample sentence shows you how. And the phonetics are a snap. Here's the description of sybaritic, defined as luxurious: "Make that luxurious with a capital S. The word got its start from Sybaris, an ancient Greek city known for being a tad over the top in the pamper-me department." Whether you're a word lover, a fan of quirky reference books, or simply in need of a vocabulary makeover, Smart Words will help you be smart(er) about the words you use and the way you use them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Granite Monthly

A Magazine of Literature, History and State Progress

Author: Henry Harrison Metcalf,John Norris McClintock

Publisher: N.A


Category: Local history

Page: N.A

View: 9015


Contains articles on the White Mountains and a map.

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: 7429


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 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: 7609


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.

The Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling

Over 15,000 Words

Author: Marvin Terban

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606185950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 4028


Provides a source for proper spelling, spelling rules, and a "misspeller's dictionary," in a volume that includes more than fifteen thousand words and that offers frequently used proper nouns for school reports.

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: 833


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

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


Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 7590


Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547939

Category: History

Page: 502

View: 2354


Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.

The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French

Author: Michael Mould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682572X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 500

View: 5848


The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding French articles, not because of any linguistic shortcomings on their part but because of their inadequate knowledge of the cultural references. This cultural dictionary of French provides the reader with clear and concise explanations of the crucial cultural dimension behind the most frequently used words and phrases found in the contemporary French press. This vital background information, gathered here in this innovative and entertaining dictionary, will allow readers to go beyond a superficial understanding of the French press and the French language in general, to see the hidden yet implied cultural significance that is so transparent to the native speaker. Key features: a broad range of cultural references from the historical and literary to the popular and classical, with an in-depth analysis of punning mechanisms. over 3,000 cultural references explained a three-level indicator of frequency over 600 questions to test knowledge before and after reading. The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French is the ideal reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students of French seeking to enhance their understanding of the French language. It will also be of interest to teachers, translators and Francophiles alike. French students in khâgne, Sciences-Po and schools of journalism will also find this valuable and relevant for their studies.

All Math Words Dictionary

Compact Edition

Author: David E. Mcadams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523748884


Page: 162

View: 1647


All Math Words Dictionary is designed for students of pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra. It is designed using the four 'C's of math writing: Concise: Definitions are compact, yet understandable. Complete: All words and phrases of interest to targeted students are included, plus a few just beyond the scope of the target classes. Tables of symbols and notation, formulas, and units of measurement, plus lists of properties of objects give the student all the information needed to weld their understanding of the concepts and decipher many problems. Correct: The definitions have been thoroughly reviewed for mathematical and literary correctness. Comprehensible: The definitions are written to be understood by targeted students. Abundant illustrations aid in understanding. One of the difficulties many students experience in learning math skills has to do with the fact that an entire language, both spoken and written, has grown up around math. Students that acquire that language are successful in math studies. Students that do not acquire that language have serious problems with mathematics. This dictionary is designed to aid in the acquisition of the language of math. This dictionary has: over 3000 entries more than 140 notations defined in excess of 790 illustrations IPA pronunciation guide greater than 1400 formulas, equations, definitions, examples, identities and expressions. While teaching high school math, the author, David E. McAdams, noted that some students did not understand even simple math statements, such as "This equation is determinate." Those students who had not acquired a basic math vocabulary were left behind, becoming frustrated and mentally dropping out of class. Mr. McAdams quickly added vocabulary exercises to his classroom teaching, but found that there were no adequate resources for vocabulary acquisition. All of the online math dictionaries and encyclopedias were either woefully incomplete, or written at a college graduate level. The author began by creating a vocabulary resource for his students, using as a guide the vocabulary actually used in the textbooks the students were using. The list of words swiftly grew, and the task of preparing these resources quickly grew beyond what a full-time teacher could accomplish with all the other activities important to teaching. Mr. McAdams was amazed at the enormous size of the math vocabulary that students must gain to be fluent in math. He took the development of this important resource seriously, and after devoting nine years to its development, has created All Math Words Dictionary. The list of words and phrases to be defined was collected from various textbooks in use in the United States and United Kingdom. Each of these words was carefully researched to find all of the ways the word was used in math classes for pre-algebra, beginning algebra, geometry and intermediate algebra. The definitions were carefully crafted and critically explored to meet the goals of concise, complete, correct and comprehensible. Usefulness of these definitions for non-native English speakers was considered and pronunciation was developed using the IPA. Knowing that a picture sometimes is worth a thousand words, Mr. McAdams added abundant illustrations to assist students in placing words in a visual context. The result of this extensive effort is All Math Words Dictionary, an important tool for math teachers.