Collins English Dictionary

Author: Collins UK

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007522743

Category: Englisch

Page: 2340

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The home of living English The largest single volume dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, containing 80,000 new look-up words, and 100,000 new meanings. The dictionary is drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public via the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, the Collins English Dictionary is a democratic snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world. Word lovers, word gamers, word geeks. At work, at home and at school. All will be drawn in by evolving definitions, new, rare and quirky words. Explore the ever-changing landscape of the English language with award-winning author Mark Forsyth's insights in which he casts an analytical eye over the latest fields and shifts in meaning that the dictionary reflects. In an innovation that will delight word gamers and crossword solvers, the Collins English Dictionary also now uniquely includes words previously only found in the official Scrabble(tm) word list. New words, new meanings, new uses Always at the cutting edge of language change Collins offers you the very best of the new and emerging words, those that haven't quite made it yet, the ones we all love - and those we love to hate. Word enthusiast Lucy Mangan shares her passion and pique as she delves into these murky waters, taking you on a journey into the peculiarities of the new words creation process. Available in a format to suit you The Times said that "the Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one". The 12th edition of the Collins English Dictionary is beautifully designed and printed, and despite the increase in words it is now lighter and easier to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs it is available flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle ebook and an Apple app.

Collins English Dictionary: Reference Edition

Author: Collins Dictionaries

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008150488

Category:

Page: 1168

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A new-style dictionary in a durable and affordable format, for everyday use, with over 295,000 words, phrases and definitions for today’s fast-changing world and thousands of fascinating entries for people and places. Ideal for everyday use in the office, at home and for study, this is the dictionary for support in all areas of the language. Find out more - thousands of fascinating, fact-filled biographical and geographical entries for people and places. Have confidence - contains more references than any comparable dictionary with over 295,000. Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need. Get it right - language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use. Be confident - a supplement with hundreds of language tips for everyday use Get there fast - an ultra-clear layout allows you to find information quickly.

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Chambers of Editors,Chambers

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781473602250

Category: Reference

Page: 1936

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Encompassing more than 620,000 words and phrases, this reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, pronunciation, and etymologies.

Collins English Thesaurus

Author: Collins

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007508617

Category: English language

Page: 965

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This thesaurus contains thousands of alternative words and opposites, plus usage features to help with language choice and style. Expert guidance is given on language use, covering the choice of synonyms for different types of writing, and guidance on tailoring writing styles and word choice for the intended audience.Designed for everyone who needs to find the right word in their daily work or at college, university or school, this thesaurus will help you build on your mastery of the English language and extend your word power.

The Chambers Dictionary

Author: Ian Brookes

Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers

ISBN: 9780550103116

Category: English language

Page: 1839

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'It's the most human of dictionaries, the most quirky and eccentric, the hardest to put down once picked up' Philip Pullman 'Impeccable as a reference tool, Chambers is a delight to browse through' Jilly Cooper The Chambers Dictionary remains the dictionary of choice for professional writers, puzzle and wordgame enthusiasts and everyone with a love of words. The latest edition of the dictionary includes definitions of over 500 new words that have recently entered the language. While the traditional Chambers virtues of being informative, witty and authoritative have been retained, the design and content have been updated to provide a clear and modern text for today's users.

Tales from Shakespeare

Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261404

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Includes Shakespeare's best-loved tales, comic and tragic, rewritten for a younger audience. This title contains the delightful pen-and-ink drawings of Arthur Rackham.

English Words

History and Structure

Author: Donka Minkova,Robert Stockwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521882583

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 219

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A new edition of this textbook discusses the learned vocabulary of English - the words borrowed from the classical languages.

The Chambers Thesaurus

Author: Editors Of Chambers

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781473608283

Category: Reference

Page: 1152

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Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of this reference guide includes new words from the worlds of social networking, technological advances and the growing environmentally-friendly “green” movement, including “cyberbully,” “netiquette” and “upcycle.”

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Signal

ISBN: 9780771038518

Category:

Page: 464

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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

The Chambers Thesaurus

Author: Martin H. Manser

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780550103338

Category: Reference

Page: 1138

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Presents an alphabetically-arranged list of synonyms and antonyms, with panels explaining synonym nuances, and including new, technical, rare, literary, and old-fashioned terms.

I Am Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781474603584

Category:

Page: N.A

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*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize* When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

Murach's Html5 and Css3, 4th Edition

Author: Anne Boehm,Zak Ruvalcaba

Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates

ISBN: 9781943872268

Category: Computers

Page: 736

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"Until now, my websites looked great but have been coded with what seems like 'duct-tape and bubble-gum' methods, just for appearances and not for professionalism or compliance. This book taught me all that is possible with HTML and CSS coding]]. What a game changer!" That's what one web designer posted about a previous edition of Murach's HTML5 and CSS3. Now, this 4th Edition updates and improves all the HTML and CSS content in the book...and it adds coverage of Flexible Box and Grid Layout, two new CSS3 ways to implement page layouts. So whether you're a web designer, a JavaScript programmer, a server-side programmer, or a rookie, this book delivers all the HTML and CSS skills that you need on the job. This book begins with an 8-chapter hands-on course that teaches you HTML and CSS from scratch, including the latest HTML5 and CSS3 features. This short course ends with a chapter that teaches you how to use fluid design and media queries to implement Responsive Web Design so your pages will look good and work right on any screen, from phone to tablet to desktop. After that, the unique design of this book lets you go on to any other chapter to learn new skills whenever you need them. For example, chapters 9 and 10 show you how to use Flexible Box and Grid Layout. Chapter 13 shows you how to work with forms and data validation. Chapter 14 shows you how to enhance a site with video clips. Chapter 16 shows you how to use CSS3 transitions, transforms, and animations. Chapters 17 and 18 show you how to design and deploy a website. Chapters 19 and 20 introduce other professional skills like how to use JavaScript and jQuery and how to use development tools like Bootstrap, SASS, and Emmet. And after you've learned all the skills that you need, this book becomes the best on-the-job reference you've ever used.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus

Author: Merriam-Webster

Publisher: Merriam Webster

ISBN: 9780877794714

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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"Two products in one—the complete Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition and the Collegiate Thesaurus. 21 search options and more than 1,300 illustrations. Full text fits on most hard drives for extra convenience."\\\\\