The Oxford dictionary of allusions. 2nd ed.
c2005. About the Author : Andrew Delahunty has contributed to Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion as an editor.
Andrew Delahunty is a dictionary editor who has worked on many highly regarded reference volumes. He, Sheile Dignen and Penelope Stock are freelance lexicographers.
Sheila Dignen has contributed to Adonis to Zorro: Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion as an editor. Sheila Dignen is a freelance lexicographer who has worked on 'The Longman Dictionary of English Language and Culture' (1992), 'The Dorling Kindersley Illustrated Children's Dictionary' (1994), 'The Chambers Junior Illustrated Dictionary' (1997), and 'The Longman Business English Dictionary' (2000)(less)
It covers all the words you need for everyday use, and has excellent coverage of curriculum vocabulary. For the new edition the definitions are clearer than ever before and there is lots of help with those aspects of the language (such as spelling, pronunciation, and usage) which cause most difficulties.
In particular, there are hundreds of new spelling notes to help with tricky words that are commonly misspelled, extra usage notes giving advice on good English, and more help with pronunciations of difficult words. A new open design ensures that this dictionary is even more accessible and easier to use than ever before.
Key Feature Fully updated and revised, offering up-to-date coverage of current English for everyday use Over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions, with definitions even clearer than before NEW: spelling notes give you help with commonly misspelled words (e.g.
necessary, accommodate) Extra usage notes offer guidance on grammar and confusable words (e.g.
starting a sentence with and, the difference between accept and except) More help with pronunciations of difficult words (e.g.
advantageous, gelatinous, amphibian) NEW: clear, open design makes the dictionary more accessible than ever(less)
Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens Ceylon." In the present work all the plants the vernacular names of which are sanctioned by Dr.
Triemen’s authority are distinguished by the insertion of the natural orders to which they belong. Besides these an immense number of other names appeared in the first edition for which the Botanical names were taken, it is believed, from Moon’s catalogue.
Many of such names are(less)
"We had to take primarily into account the needs of missionaries entering upon new regions, and then of those who might hereafter follow into the same field of enterprize. The chief motive of all our exertions lay always in the desire to facilitate and to hasten the spread of the Christian religion and of Christian civilization, among the millions of Buddhists, who inhabit Central Asia, and who speak and read in Tibetan idioms.
"A yet more definite object influenced my own personal linguistic researches, in as much as I had undertaken to make preparations(less)
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Indian kosa-s, all written in Sanskrit, were but thesauri of synonyms and antonyms, the concept of arranging words in alphabetical order being conspicuously absent. The first Sanskrit dictionary with western system of alphabetical order was the Sanskrit-English Dictionary compiled by Professor Horace Hayman Wilson and published in 1813.
Two Indian works, viz. the sabdakalpadruma, compiled by the Pandits of Sir Raja Radhakanta Dev and the Vacasptya compiled by Pandit Taranatha Tarkavacaspati, followed suit.
But the real predecessor of Monier Monier-Williams was the Sanskrit-German Dictionary, Sanskrit-Worterbuch, compiled by Otto Bohtlingk and Rudolph Roth, published from St. Petersburg, in twenty-four years, 1852-1875.
Though Monier-Williams acknowledged his indebtedness to the Sanskrit-Worterbuch, he worked for his dictionary on a plan of his own(less)
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