Marking the 30th anniversary of the first edition's publication, this new edition is updated with the latest terms to enter the English language. Comprehensive and authoritative, this reference also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional, and dialect English, generating a rich source of words for all language lovers. Featuring a wide range of biographical entries, this study also lists usage notes—giving advice on using the right word in the right place—and thousands of etymologies tracing the roots of modern English. A clear, two-color page design helps to make this dictionary accessible and easy to use, and the new virtual thumb tab makes it even simpler to find the entry you are looking for. The dictionary includes a supplement on words on the cusp of entering the language, an extended essay on how English has changed in the last 30 years, and predictions for the next 30 years. All definitions, examples, idioms, and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus—the unrivaled and constantly updated 2.5 billion-word database of today's English—making it the definitive reference source.
Collins Easy Learning English Vocabulary is designed to help learners of all ages build their vocabulary. This easy-to-use, topic-based book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers, and is ideal for use in the classroom and for home study.
Especially designed for children aged 8-10, Collins Primary Dictionary combines the features you need with a user-friendly design, making it easy to find words quickly. This clear unillustrated dictionary includes synonyms, word histories and pronunciation guidance, plus weblinks, games, grammar and writing help with Collins Word Wizard. Collins Primary Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 8-10. Written in a clear, straightforward style, it places words within a context familiar to the student. Headwords are highlighted in colour so they are easy to find. Parts of speech (for example, whether a word is a noun or verb) and other forms of a word (for example plural forms as well as adjectival forms) are clearly shown. Pronunciation help is given for difficult or easily confusable words, as are synonyms (similar words) and antonyms (opposite words) to widen children's vocabulary. Word histories give extra information about interesting words. Grammar, writing and spelling help as well as games and tests are included in the Collins Word Wizard section, and links to the Internet are built in
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