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Hardback 1936 Pages / Published: 26/08/2011
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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Standard). Please note The Chambers Dictionary 13th Edition is published in June 2014, pre-order it now by searching for ISBN 9781473602250 The dictionary of choice for word lovers Immerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century. Over 620,000 words, phrases, and meanings First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases, and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Rather than clog up space with lengthy definitions of everyday words, The Chambers Dictionary keeps them short, creating space for more intriguing, obscure, and historically-charged entries -- from alizari through to zuz. Peppered with witty definitions, Chambers is a pleasure to read. Highlights gems of English English is full of words that sound great, or that you never thought would exist. Only The Chambers Dictionary helps you discover them. Unrivalled help for wordgames Chambers is the dictionary of choice for crossword solvers, Scrabble(R) fans, and wordgame enthusiasts. The new Wordgame Companion section offers crossword code-breakers, indispensable two-letter word solutions, top-scoring Q and Z words, and much more. What is new in this edition? New words Now in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. Word Lover's Miscellany The 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict: - words to impress and surprise - words to cherish - words that are extinct - words that merit rescue - words to use in Scrabble(R) and other word games - words to watch - collective nouns - useful similes ...and many more Beautiful finishing touches: Ribbon The Chambers Dictionary is the only popular dictionary to still provide one. Why? Simply because people love them. Beautifully flat on a desk The Chambers Dictionary lies perfectly flat on a desk so you can read the whole page with ease - even into the spine. Strong cloth binding, gold blocking, beautiful endpapers The Chambers Dictionary is made to an incredibly high quality, guaranteed to withstand years of love. Foiled cover Foiling on the cover gives The Chambers Dictionary a luxurious aesthetic. Less cumbersome than other dictionaries Slimmer and easier to hold, despite the fact that it contains more words than any other single volume dictionary. And all without reducing text size. It's a neat trick. *Thumb index Only provided by Chambers. A standard version without a thumb index is also available (*this page is for the standard version). Copy and paste this ISBN number (9780550102416) into the search bar to treat yourself to the thumb indexed version.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780550102379
Number of pages: 1936
Weight: 2379 g
Dimensions: 276 x 191 x 67 mm
Edition: 12th Revised edition

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“The best there is”

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

Hardback edition
29th March 2012
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“The Chambers Dictionary”

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

Hardback edition
2nd November 2016
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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

Hardback edition
22nd August 2014
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