The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition): The English dictionary of choice for writers, crossword setters and word lovers (Hardback)
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The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition): The English dictionary of choice for writers, crossword setters and word lovers (Hardback)

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'THE CHAMBERS DICTIONARY IS THE MOST USEFUL AND DIVERTING SINGLE-VOLUME WORD-HOARD AVAILABLE' Telegraph

'CHAMBERS IS A MARVEL OF WIT, CLARITY AND PRACTICALITY' Observer

'THE MOST HUMAN OF DICTIONARIES' Philip Pullman

'CHAMBERS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO WORDS AT THEIR WITTIEST, MOST ROOTED, MOST REVEALING, AND MOST POWERFUL' Ali Smith

First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Yet it remains lighter and easier to hold, and now has an even more durable jacket so that it will be a beautiful hardback reference for many years to come.

This 13th edition retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique, quirky definitions. There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble, showing how English words and definitions have changed over the history of The Chambers Dictionary.

The Chambers Dictionary is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback dictionary. It is regarded as the dictionary of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble® and Words With Friends®. It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words, and its unique personality that comes across in a definition style that is both useful and witty.

'CHAMBERS STANDS OUT LIKE A BAROQUE MANSION IN A CITY OF FACELESS CONCRETE' Melvyn Bragg

***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781473602250
Number of pages: 1920
Weight: 2380 g
Dimensions: 276 x 192 x 62 mm


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Chambers is a marvel of wit, clarity and practicality - Observer

Chambers is an open door to words at their wittiest, most rooted, most revealing, and most powerful

A page a day keeps the doddypolls at bay

The most human of dictionaries

The traditional favourite dictionary of every serious cryptic solver and setter based in the UK

The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-volume word-hoard available - Telegraph

A monument to lexicographic excellence... radical, innovative and different - Independent

For many years now, Chambers have had a stronghold on the word game market. This dictionary is a pure delight to browse - www.word-buff.com

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The most used book in the house. Must admit it's something you don't buy often. Our last one was 14 years old, very well worn and will not be thrown away. This new edition has some very useful additional... More

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I returned this item, as apart from the dust cover there was nothing in the introduction stating that it was a 2016 revision of the 2014 edition. I would have expected as least to see the 2014 blurb with maybe a... More

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“Best Dictionary Ever!”

I have had a Chambers Dictionary for goodness knows how many years and quite simply would not have any other. Not only do I use it as a point of reference but I simply love browsing through it's pages. The latest... More

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