A new edition of the most up-to-date and information-packed pocket dictionary available. This new edition of Collins Pocket English Dictionary retains all the key features that made its predecessors so successful: * All the entry words and spelling forms are highlighted in colour giving maximum ease of use. * Its completely up-to-date coverage of written and spoken English is based on analysis of Collins language database, the Bank of English, the largest database of the English language. * All definitions are provided in clear, no-nonsense language that makes the meanings clear. * Modern meanings are given first so it is easy to find the sense you need. But in addition, this edition brings language right up to the minute with its inclusion of the newest words on the scene. Also all the notes giving advice on puzzling or disputed points in using English have been completely revised, based on evidence from the Bank of English, to give you even more confidence in how to express yourself.