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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Thumb Indexed)
Chambers (Ed.)

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Aug 26, 2011
Imprint : Chambers
Page Extent : 1904
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780550102416
Price : 3,325

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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Thumb Indexed)

The dictionary of choice for word lovers

Immerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers.  Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English.  Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.

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Over 620,000 words, phrases, and meanings

First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases, and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Rather than clog up space with lengthy definitions of everyday words, The Chambers Dictionary keeps them short, creating space for more intriguing, obscure, and historically-charged entries -- from alizari through to zuz.  Peppered with witty definitions, Chambers is a pleasure to read.

Highlights gems of English
English is full of words that sound great, or that you never thought would exist.  Only The Chambers Dictionary helps you discover them.

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Unrivalled help for wordgames
Chambers is the dictionary of choice for crossword solvers, Scrabble
(R) fans, and wordgame enthusiasts. The new Wordgame Companion section offers crossword code-breakers, indispensable two-letter word solutions, top-scoring Q and Z words, and much more.

What is new in this edition?

New words
Now in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. 

Word Lover's Miscellany
The 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict:

- words to impress and surprise

- words to cherish
- words that are extinct
- words that merit rescue
- words to use in Scrabble
(R) and other word games
- words to watch
- collective nouns
- useful similes

. . . and many more

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