Collins English Dictionary
(6 customer reviews)
Pioneers in dictionary making for over 175 years, Collins are now proud to offer a world first: a dictionary accessible through all major media channels. The new edition of Collins English Dictionary gives you the power of Collins online and on your mobile phone -- at no extra cost. Collins English Dictionary, with entry words in colour, is a rich source of words for everyone who loves language. Now updated with the latest terms to enter the language, this dictionary is not only comprehensive and authoritative, but it also offers outstanding coverage of world, regional and dialect English. Including a much wider range of words than ever before, the extensive coverage of geographical, scientific, and technical entries has been updated by our team of leading academic experts. Language notes give advice on using the right word in the right place, and thousands of word histories trace the roots of modern English. All this has been complemented with a refreshingly clutter-free design, which is easy to use and easy on the eye, taking you straight to the information you need with the minimum of fuss.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2775124 in Books
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- Original language: English
- Dimensions: 7.10 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 1888 pages
"wonderful coverage of current English ! the layout is appealing to the read" reader review on amazon.co.uk "The best single-volume English dictionary ! the typefaces used are the most attractive of any dictionary" reader review on amazon.co.uk
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
am learning the exact pronunciation of all English Language words in US UK and RSA
By Marc Evan Aupiais
Unlike other English dictionaries. this is exactingly obedient to the IPA. it renders perfect pronunciaton and more words than any other work on Ebook. perfect for my advanced linguistic understanding of English. knowing sounds not just words advances memory. this is the dictionary for me right now. although I will still use the many others use already. a pluritude of sources is always better.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
THE best dictionary for the Kindle...period
By Jacob M. Palmer
For serious readers of past English literature, and for reading the great writers of our time, this is an essential product to own. This beats Websters', the NOAD, and WordNet hands down. The IPA is clearly British, but still VERY helpful...especially for those obscure words. The only way I can imagine this dictionary being beat is for the OED to release its massive dictionary onto the kindle. Buy it, love it.
Thank you, Collins, for releasing this magnificent thing onto the kindle.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Collins English dictionary
By Maninder Pal Singh
It is colorful but it lacks illustrative sentences. It also lacks recorded pronunciation. However the number of entries is impressive.