Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199532865

Oxford Dictionaries
864 ページ
118 x 186 mm



  • A dictionary and thesaurus combined, with 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and 115,000 synonyms and antonyms
  • All the words you need to know for everyday use at home or at school
  • New centre section with a variety of encyclopedic information to broaden your knowledge and to help you find answers to crossword puzzles and quizzes
  • New attractive design makes the dictionary and thesaurus more accessible, so it's easier to find what you need
  • Extra features including Usage Notes to give you advice on tricky grammar and spelling, and Word Links to help you find words that are closely associated with each other

Featuring a dictionary and thesaurus combined, the Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the essential language reference help you need in a single portable volume. 

The second edition of this reference book has been completely redesigned so that it is easier to use. The thesaurus entry for a word now immediately follows the dictionary entry, so that you do not need to hunt around the page for this information. We have also made the text more open and accessible, so that you can find the word you are looking for quickly and easily. 

New words and new meanings have been added to the text, so you can be sure that you are using a reference book that is up-to-date and reflects the developments of the English langauge. With over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and 115,000 synonyms and antonyms, the Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus provides all the everday language help you need.

This edition also contains new Word Link features, helping you find words that are closely associated with each other. For example, the Word Link at environment tells you that the study of the natural world is called ecology, and the Word Link at cave informs you that the exploration of caves is known as speleology or potholing. The new centre section of the dictionary and thesaurus contains encyclopedic information such as lists of countries, capitals, and kings and queens, helping you to broaden your knowledge, and to find solutions for quizzes and puzzles. 

The Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants a portable quick reference tool useful both for general ready reference and for quizzes and crossword puzzles.