Oxford Dictionary of English by Angus StevensonCitation by: M. Powell
Reference Type: Dictionary
Call Number: 423
Professional Review: Orme, M. (2011). Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Library Journal, 136(20), 148.
Content Scope: 3,00 new words added. Also includes countries and capitals, weights and measures, punctuation, and chemicals.
Accuracy, Authority, Bias: A very well known and widely celebrated dictionary.
Arrangement and Presentation: Alphabetical listing of words as well as list of countries and their capitals, weights and measures, pronunciation, punctuation, and chemicals.
Relation to Similar Works: There are other dictionaries in the collection. This one is more sophisticated.
Timeliness and Permanence: The dictionary would be very useful for many years.
Accessibility/Diversity: The dictionary has small writing and might need to be enlarged for those with vision impairments.
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15 words added to the Oxford dictionary in 2015
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In the verb phrase had better do something the word had acts like an auxiliary verb, and in informal spoken contexts it is often dropped, as in you better not come tonight. In writing, the had may be contracted to 'd but should not be dropped altogether. Used to emphasize the importance or desirability of the thing specified. It's wiser to deal with an undesirable but familiar situation than to risk a change that might lead to an even worse situation. It's wiser to be cautious and careful than to be hasty or rash and so do something you may later regret. In a more desirable or advantageous position, especially in financial terms. Used to indicate that having something inferior to what one wanted or expected is preferable to having nothing at all.
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English is a language that is ever changing. Each year new words are added to books that form the basis of English vocabulary, books commonly referred to as dictionaries. Words are added according to their need and their popularity at a given time. Just like each year, also saw many additions to the English vocabulary. Some were really smart, some were really needed, while some were just plain dumb. In this list we look at 15 of the weirdest and the coolest words added to the Oxford Dictionary the most popular and trusted dictionary in the world in the year
Beloved, bedazzling and bygone David Bowie was, among many things, a lover of the dictionary. When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. Part of what makes the OED so unparalleled is that it is a historical dictionary. They use evidence. They are investigators who gather quotations from all spans of time to show what a word has meant to people, and from that they derive their definitions. When those editors put an entry together, they include only select pieces of that evidence along with any word and their explanation of what it means. Like figures ranging from F.