Category: Dictionaries Thesauruses

  • Download E-books A Dictionary of Proverbs (Oxford Quick Reference) PDF

    "Another day, one other dollar," "There's no such factor as a unfastened lunch," "Better to reside someday as a tiger than one thousand years as a sheep," "There is a couple of method to pores and skin a cat"--readers will find a wealth of pithy proverbs during this unique and informative assortment. This precise dictionary comprises greater than 1,100 of the main commonly used proverbs in English, in line with learn from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's biggest language databank. This version has been revised and entirely up to date and contains many new entries. With extended assurance of overseas language proverbs at the moment in use in English and an emphasis on examples of tangible utilization, together with the earliest facts of every word, this dictionary is either wide-ranging and thorough. prepared in A-Z structure yet with a helpful thematic index, this booklet is perfect for shopping and ideally fitted for speedy reference. locate your previous favorites or study brilliant and urban new expressions to sum up suggestions, go on suggestion, or to make some degree.
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  • Download E-books Word Origins PDF

    By John Ayto

    The common modern English speaker is familiar with 50,000 phrases. but stripped right down to its origins, this it appears large vocabulary is in fact a lot smaller, derived from Latin, French and the Germanic languages. it's predicted that each 12 months, 800 neologisms are further to the English language: acronyms (nimby), combined phrases (motel), and people taken from international languages (savoir-faire). specified by an A-Z layout with distinctive go references, and written in a method that's either authoritative and obtainable, observe Origins is a important historic advisor to the English language.
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  • Download E-books Webster's Irish - English Thesaurus Dictionary PDF

    When you are studying Irish, this publication was once no longer created for you, and also you are not buy it. It used to be created for thoroughly fluent mother-tongue audio system of Irish who already recognize the whole that means of Irish phrases, yet who have to learn the way a unmarried English translation of a Irish note could have ambiguous meanings within the English language. it's designed for bi-lingual schooling for the non-English reader who desires to increase English-language try out ratings masking English synonyms. Synonyms could endure no courting to a translation notice (e.g. “love” can symbolize either an emotion and a ranking of 0 in tennis; 0, whereas being a synonym of affection, may be a nasty translation to the unique Irish headword). it is a average English word list, like Roget’s, however the entries are looked after alphabetically utilizing headwords from Irish. It can't be used to translate among the 2 languages, yet might help a fluent speaker of Irish who's studying easy English, to profit the ambiguities of the English language and its vocabulary. The synonyms for every headword aren't translations; Irish phrases are used to facilitate “looking up” English synonyms. sooner than buy, educators and scholars may still evaluate the contents of this targeted type of word list that's loose to view on Google books, or utilizing Amazon’s “look inside of” functionality. Public area translations used have been contributed to Webster’s on-line Dictionary and feature originated from uncited volunteers, local audio system, specialist translators, box linguists and lecturers (not through the editor of the thesaurus). if you want quotation for any translations, make feedback, be aware error, or give a contribution in the other manner, please e mail Philip M. Parker at INSEAD, who will periodically replace this sequence. copy rights are granted to educators.
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  • Download E-books Singapore English (Dialects of English EUP) PDF

    By David Deterding

    Over the last few many years, Singapore English has been rising as an self sustaining number of English with its personal targeted kind of pronunciation, grammar and observe usage.

    All the findings awarded within the e-book are illustrated with broad examples from one hour of recorded conversational information from the Lim Siew Hwee Corpus of casual Singapore Speech, in addition to a few extracts from the NIE Corpus of Spoken Singapore Speech and up to date blogs. additionally, utilization styles present in the knowledge are summarised, to supply a fantastic starting place for the suggested incidence of assorted good points of the language. a whole transcript of the knowledge is integrated within the ultimate bankruptcy of the book.
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  • Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Colonial America (Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Politics and Political Eras) PDF

    The years among 1450 and 1550 marked the tip of 1 period in international heritage and the start of one other. most significantly, the focal point of worldwide trade and gear shifted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, principally due to the discovery of the hot global. the hot global used to be greater than a geographic novelty. It opened the best way for brand new human probabilities, percentages that have been first fulfilled by way of the British colonies of North the USA, approximately a hundred years after Columbus landed within the Bahamas.

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    Historical Dictionary of Colonial America covers America's background from the 1st settlements to the tip and rapid aftermath of the French and Indian conflict. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an intensive bibliography, and over four hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries at the a variety of colonies, which have been based and the way they turned these which declared independence. non secular, political, fiscal, and relatives lifestyles; vital humans; battle; and relatives among British, French, Spanish, and Dutch colonies also are one of the themes lined. This ebook is a superb entry aspect for college students, researchers, and a person desirous to understand extra approximately Colonial America.
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  • Download E-books Third World Women's Literatures: A Dictionary and Guide to Materials in English PDF

    By Barbara Fister

    This reference quantity serves as a significant other to 3rd international women's literatures in English and in English translation by means of proposing entries on works, writers, and issues. Entries are selected to give a stability of famous writers and rising ones, modern in addition to historic writers, and consultant choices of genres, literary kinds, and themes.

    What performs were written via girls within the constructing international? What books were written by means of Sri Lankan or Brazilian ladies? which matches handle subject matters of feminism or exile or politics within the 3rd international? those are the categories of questions which may now be spoke back via Fister's better half to 3rd global women's literatures in English and English translation. geared up alphabetically, this reference quantity offers entries on works, writers, and issues. Entries are selected to give a stability of famous writers and rising ones, modern in addition to historic writers, and consultant decisions of genres, literary types, and themes.

    By offering information regarding and ends up in works by means of and approximately 3rd international ladies, an incredible and mostly marginalized literature, Fister has created a different reference software that might aid lecturers, students, and librarians, either public and educational, extend their definitions of the literary, making the voices of 3rd international girls to be had within the similar layout during which many partners to Western literature do. a massive e-book for all public and college-level libraries.

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  • Download E-books The Facts on File Dictionary of Computer Science (Facts on File Science Dictionary) PDF

    Desktops are extra regularly occurring in our day-by-day lives than ever sooner than, but many folks are strange with the suggestions and expertise of desktop technology. The evidence On dossier Dictionary of computing device technological know-how, Revised version offers greater than 2,400 up-to-date and revised, cross-referenced entries that designate such primary thoughts as undefined, software program, and purposes. It additionally defines phrases linked to the newest expertise and developments, resembling synthetic intelligence and palmtop pcs. With greater than two hundred new entries, this dictionary is a helpful source for brand spanking new desktop clients, scholars, lecturers, and laptop pros. undeniable textual content; spy ware; and, Webcam.
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