Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles

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Now updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one-tenth the size. More than 500,000 definitions grace its 3,984 pages, and its innovative, open design makes this vast amount of information easily navigable and identifiable.
Now updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one-tenth the size. More than 500,000 definitions grace its 3,984 pages, and its innovative, open design makes this vast amount of information easily navigable and identifiable. The Shorter covers virtually every word or phrase in use in English--worldwide--since 1700. Drawing on the continuous research for The Oxford English Dictionary, each definition's changing meanings are followed throughout history and are illustrated by more than 83,000 quotations from some 7,000 authors. The world's most comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-date unabridged dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an essential resource for every library.

Baker & Taylor
Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, this dictionary provides more than 500,000 definitions and more than 83,000 quotations from seven thousand authors.

Book News
Previous editions are cited in Books for College Libraries 3rd ed. and Guide to Reference Books . OED , the Shorter, sets its sights high and wide, aiming to display every word in general use in the English-speaking world since 1700. Words make it to the Shorter by appearing five times in five printed sources over a five-year period. Shorter is 14.5 lbs. of phat lexicology and killer etymology, with one-third the content of the multivolume OED but in one-tenth the size. The shortening is accomplished by offering fewer usage examples than the OED; although the fifth edition includes usage examples from 178 new authors, including William Gibson, Stephen Jay Gould, and Barbara Kingsolver (authors are listed in the back, but not indexed to their contributions). Pages are remarkably easy to scan due to excellent choices in font and spacing. If the OED is the ultimate research dictionary, then the Shorter is arguably the preeminent reading dictionary. Among the new entries: Homer Simpson's doh, as well as ISP, wedgie, alcopop, and arm candy .) No illustrations or appendices. The previous ediition of the Shorter was in 1993. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Encompassing all words current in general English from 1700 to the present day, a new edition of the world's most complete English dictionary manages to add more words and definitions while cutting down on the size of the book, featuring more than 500,000 definitions, 83,000 quotations from seven thousand authors, and nearly 100,000 headworks. 25,000 first printing. $100,000 first printing. (Reference)

Oxford University Press
Now updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one-tenth the size. More than 500,000 definitions grace its 3,984 pages, and its innovative, open design makes this vast amount of
information easily navigable and identifiable.
The Shorter covers virtually every word or phrase in use in English--worldwide--since 1700. Drawing on the continuous research for The Oxford English Dictionary, each definition's changing meanings are followed throughout history and are illustrated by more than 83,000 quotations from some 7,000
authors.
The world's most comprehensive, thorough, and up-to-date unabridged dictionary, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an essential resource for every library.


Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
Edition: 5th ed.
ISBN: 9780198604570
0198604572
9780198605751
0198605757
Branch Call Number: R 423 SHO
Characteristics: 2 v. (xxvii, 3750 p.) ; 29 cm

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