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The new shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles

The new shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles

Brown, Lesley

This abridged edition of the "Oxford English Dictionary" contains 220,000 entries, and illustrates definitions with quotations which show precisely how the meanings of words have changed over the centuries. Each entry provides a wealth of information, including history and meaning, pronunciation, etymology, definitions, variant spellings, irregular inflections, quotations, idiomatic phrases and a record of the word's use

Book. English.
Rev. ed.
Published Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Lesley Brown
ISBN: 019861134X, 9780198611349
Note: Replaces: Shorter Oxford English dictionary, 3rd ed., 1973.
Physical Description: 2 v. ; 28 cm.
Subject: English language Dictionaries.
Added Entry: Shorter Oxford English dictionary.; Oxford English dictionary.

Contents

  1. Vol.1: A-M
  2. Vol.2: N-Z.