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It is known for its comprehensive coverage of English and for its tradition of including the occasional light-hearted definition in its pages. Alone among modern single-volume dictionaries, it retains an interest in the past as well as the present, offering a rich stock of words from our literary heritage as well as covering recent developments in English. For this 11th edition the text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest changes in our language, with special attention being given to reflecting current pronunciation and vocabulary.
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Chambers is my dictionary of choice and always has been, because its practice is to detail a word's etymology with clarity, brevity and exactness, so that to look up a word in Chambers is to be able to unpack its meaning and also to marvel at its compactness... Chambers is an open door to words at their wittiest, most rooted, most reavealing and most powerful. * Ali Smith * It's good to see that the latest, 11th, edition of Chambers Dictionary has lost none of its wit. * Mark Sanderson, Literary Life, Telegraph.co.uk *
It's official! The credit crunch has finally found its way into the hallowed columns of this iconic work of reference... Hats off, incidentally, to the editor who archly defines 'comfort food' as 'mood-enhancing food that meets the approval of one's taste buds but not of one's doctor'.
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Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Foreword A short history of English Varieties of English Using the dictionary Model of dictionary layout Spelling rules Abbreviations used in the dictionary Characters used in other languages Detailed chart of pronunciation The Chambers Dictionary Some first names Phrases and quotations from foreign languages Alphabets Roman numerals Internet suffixes Books of the Bible Plays of Shakespeare Notes on authors cited in the dictionary Chemical elements SI units Beaufort scale Mohs scale Earthquakes severity measurement scales Wine bottle sizes Wedding anniversaries Mathematical symbols Physical constants Temperature conversion Conversion factors International paper sizes Planets Major planetary satellites
The Chambers Dictionary, 11th edition by Chambers
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