The Concise Oxford American Dietionary is a brand-new concise dictionary, offering Oxford authority in a handy desktop size.
In addition to thorough coverage of the core English vocabulary, including new words and senses, with definitions that are concise and easy to understand, the Concise Oxford American Dictionary also includes more than a thousand word histories that illuminate the lives of words.
Based on the landmark New Oxford American Dictionary, the Concise Oxford American Dictionary is the first desk-sized dictionary to use the revolutionary new Oxford defining style: the most central meanings come first in the entry, guiding you from the familiar to the unfamiliar and making it easy for you to find and learn new meanings.
A convenient and complete dietionary for school, work, and home, the Concise Oxford American Dictionary packs an extraordinary amount of information in a book that is practical, dependable, affordable, and easy to read.
- More than 180,000 entries and definitions
- More than a thousand word histories Hundreds of illustrations
- Ready Reference section with helpful information on weights and measures, chemical elements, U.S. states and presidents, and much more!
How to Use This Dictionary
Key to the Pronunciations
Key to the Abbreviations
The Concise Oxford American Dictionary
Commonly Misspelled Words
Guide to Punctuation
Common Cliches to Avoid
How Words Are Built: Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms
States of the United States of America
Presidents of the United States of America
Countries of the World
Standard Weights and Measures with Metric Equivalents and Conversions
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