Oxford Dictionary of Nicknames

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198609483

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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A reference for the general reader contains concise explanations of the origins of over 1,800 nicknames from contemporary and historical culture referring to historical figures, politicians, athletes, entertainers, places, events, and organizations.

A Dictionary of First Names

Author: Patrick Hanks,Flavia Hodges,Kate Hardcastle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198800514

Category:

Page: 472

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format.The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning ofthe name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous fictional or historical bearers for the name have been. It covers alternative spellings, short forms and pet forms, and masculine and feminine forms, as well as help with pronunciation.The book includes extensive appendices covering names from languages including Scottish, Irish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese names. Tables of the most popular names by year and by region are also included.From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks,Richard Coates,Peter McClure

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192527479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks,Richard Coates,Peter McClure

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192527479

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

An A-Z of Baby Names

Author: Patrick Hanks,Kate Hardcastle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199669856

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 416

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"Origins and meanings of over 2,500 names"--Cover.

Hatchet Jobs and Hardball

The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang

Author: Grant Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760454

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Here is a wonderful Baedeker to down-and-dirty politics--more than six hundred slang terms straight from the smoke-filled rooms of American political speech. Hatchet Jobs and Hardball: The Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang illuminates a rich and colorful segment of our language. Readers will find informative entries on slang terms such as Beltway bandit and boondoggle, angry white male and leg treasurer, juice bill and Joe Citizen, banana superpower and the Big Fix. We find not only the meaning and history of familiar terms such as gerrymander, but also of lesser-known terms such as cracking (splitting a bloc of like-minded voters by redistricting) and fair-fight district (which refers to areas redistricted to favor no political party). Each entry includes the definition of the word, its historical background, and illuminating citations, some going back more than 200 years. (We learn, for instance, that a term as seemingly current as political football actually dates back to before the Civil War.) Selected entries will have extended encyclopedic notes. The book also features sidebar essays on topics such as political words in Blogistan; a short history of "big cheese"; all about chads and the 2000 election; the suffix "-gate" and all the related Watergate terms; and the naming of legislation. Political junkies, policy wonks, journalists, and word lovers will find this book addictive reading as well as a reliable guide to one of the more colorful corners of American English.

From Bonbon to Cha-cha

Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Author: Andrew Delahunty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 411

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

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

Author: Carole Hough

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199656436

Category: Names

Page: 800

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This handbook offers an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful for specialists and accessible to the general reader. International experts examine name theory, place and personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics, names and other disciplines, and other types of names.

The Oxford Dictionary of Catchphrases

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 357

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Provides the history and usage of over eight hundred catchphrases from the twentieth-century drawn from television and radio shows, songs and music, films, and books.

Cassell's Dictionary of Slang

Author: Jonathon Green

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780304366361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1565

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With its unparalleled coverage of English slang of all types (from 18th-century cant to contemporary gay slang), and its uncluttered editorial apparatus, Cassell's Dictionary of Slang was warmly received when its first edition appeared in 1998. 'Brilliant.' said Mark Lawson on BBC2's The Late Review; 'This is a terrific piece of work - learned, entertaining, funny, stimulating' said Jonathan Meades in The Evening Standard.But now the world's best single-volume dictionary of English slang is about to get even better. Jonathon Green has spent the last seven years on a vast project: to research in depth the English slang vocabulary and to hunt down and record written instances of the use of as many slang words as possible. This has entailed trawling through more than 4000 books - plus song lyrics, TV and movie scripts, and many newspapers and magazines - for relevant material. The research has thrown up some fascinating results

Dictionary of American Family Names

3-Volume Set

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195081374

Category: Reference

Page: 2128

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Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage?From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country. A reference source like no other, it surveys each surname giving its meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with it, and the frequency of each surname and forename.The Dictionary of American Family Names is a fascinating journey throughout the multicultural United States, offering a detailed look at the meaning and frequency of surnames throughout the country. For students studying family genealogy, others interested in finding out more about their own lineage, or lexicographers, the Dictionary is an ideal place to begin research.

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019954378X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 408

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Offers entries for over six thousand idioms, including seven hundred new to this edition, and provides background information, additional cross-references, and national variants.

A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

Author: Carl Schaschke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191002690

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering is one of the latest additions to the market leading Oxford Paperback Reference series. In over 3,400 concise and authoritative A to Z entries, it provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, sustainability, safety, and ethics. Naturally, the dictionary also covers many pertinent terms from the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Useful entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website to expand the coverage of the dictionary. Comprehensively cross-referenced and complemented by over 60 line drawings, this excellent new volume is the most authoritative dictionary of its kind. It is an essential reference source for students of chemical engineering, for professionals in this field (as well as related disciplines such as applied chemistry, chemical technology, and process engineering), and for anyone with an interest in the subject.

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Author: Debra Craine,Judith Mackrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199563446

Category: Music

Page: 502

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This comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary provides all the information necessary for dance fans to navigate the diverse dance scene of the 21st century. It includes entries ranging from classical ballet to the cutting edge of modern dance.

A Clockwork Orange (Restored Text)

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239195

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions. A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

The Penguin dictionary of surnames

Author: Basil Cottle

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 443

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Explains the meaning and etymology of hundreds of English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish first names, localities, and nicknames