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The Oxford Dictionary of Slang
John Ayto, "The Oxford Dictionary of Slang"
Oxford University Press | 1999 | ISBN: 019280104X | 480 pages | PDF | 16.9 MB
Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. Here, John Ayto has brought together over 10,000 slang words and phrases common to 20th-century English, to provide a comprehensive and highly engaging guide to the most outspoken corner of our language.
Unlike most such dictionaries, this volume is organized thematically, with slang words gathered under such headings as "the body and its functions" or "sustenance and intoxication." Within each section, the words are listed chronologically, starting with the century's earliest words and phrases and progressing right through to the present day, thus illuminating the development of slang and colloquial language over the last hundred years.
Word origins and other interesting features of usage are given wherever possible, as are illustrative quotations from a wide range of authors.
A comprehensive A-Z index lists all words included in the dictionary, so you can find a particular word quickly. From "five-finger discount" to "forty-rod whiskey," this is an authoritative and up-to-date record of slang throughout the English-speaking world.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Author: G & C. Merriam Co., 1913, edited by Noah Porter
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) was the foremost English language dictionary of its time. It had been revised and unabridged from its predecessors since the first publication of the Compendious Dictionary of the English Language in 1806 by Noah Webster (1758-1843), American lexicographer, spelling reformer and editor.
In 1988, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) was released to the public domain and now users and language enthusiasts all over the world have free access to this historic reference work. It features a diverse array of entries – 170.000 in all – containing foreign words & phrases, biographical and geographical names, signs & symbols in various fields of endeavor, punctuation, capitals & italics, documenting sources, forms of address, and much more.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) gives us etymological insight of how words change over time. It may be used as a language research tool, just for fun, as a history sleuth, or even for language arts or many other English projects.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SAT Vocabulary Words The 5000 words, with brief definitions, are free for individual and classroom use. These words are also downloadable from Texas Instruments in a format for some Texas Instruments calculators. A small-print, PDF version (Free) is good for printing and annotating. Alphabetical list shows definitions, differences (aggravate, aggregate) and similarities (bibliography, bibliophile) at-a-glance for easy review.
Monday, October 22, 2012
This comprehensive English-English dictionary contains words, phrases, abbreviations & acronyms. It includes terms from a vast variety of subjects, such as Medicine, Electronics, Zoology, Business, Computers, Religion, etc., and features both the American and British forms of spelling.
Last update 2012-10-16
Last update 2012-10-16
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With 2006 FIFA World Cup on its way in Germany, football/soccer fans will certainly enjoy this superb football/soccer glossary offering in-depth detailed information on all the venues, teams, groups and hottest international soccer players. The up to date information on the games and players in World Cup 2006 is offered including easy access links to the terrific Wikipedia 2006 FIFA World Cup site. Fans will definitely want to stay on their toes with this "goal-scoring" excellent resource.
This industry glossary, compiled by BioProcess International™, helps you to navigate through the bioprocessing industry. It covers topics like BioIndustrial Chromatography, Culture Media, International Pharmaceutical Regulation, the Language of Vaccines and Immunology, and technical terms.