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Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Wo...
by , Merrill F. Unger

Language

English

Pages

1184

Publication Date

August 26, 1996

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<p>A Nelson exclusive. Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages-without spending years learning Greek or Hebrew. This classic reference tool has helped thousands dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical text. Explains over 6,000 key biblical words. Includes a brand new comprehensive topical index that enables you to study biblical topics more thoroughly than ever before.</p>
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

743

Publication Date

August 11, 2014

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<p>The book that millions of SCRABBLE players consider the only necessary resource.</p> Perfect for club and school play.
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
by Kory Stamper

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

March 14, 2017

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<b>Do you have strong feelings about the word “irregardless”? Have you ever tried to define the word “is”? Brimming with intelligence and personality, this vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made is a must-read for word mavens. </b><br /><br />Many of us take dictionaries for granted, and few may realize that the process of writing dictionaries is, in fact, as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. She explains why small words are the most difficult to define, how it can take nine months to define a single word, and how our biases about language and pronunciation can have tremendous social influence. And along the way, she reveals little-known surprises—for example, the fact that “OMG” was first used in a letter to Winston Churchill in 1917. <br /><br /><i>Word by Word </i>brings to life the hallowed halls (and highly idiosyncratic cubicles) of Merriam-Webster, a startlingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate. Certain to be a delight for all lovers of words, Stamper’s debut will make you laugh as much as it makes you appreciate the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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<p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.</p> <p>This hardcover version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, is jacketed, has a navy kivar binding, and is plain-edged (no thumb indexing). For this new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as 'convergence', 'Frankenfood', 'phat', 'psyops, and 'vermiculture'. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. Over 55 million copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary have been sold, spanning a time period of over 100 years.</p>
The School of Life Dictionary
by The School of Life

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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A dictionary is a guide to a language. This dictionary is for the distinctive language that The School of Life ‘speaks’: that of emotions. It is an alphabetical selection of some 200 words and phrases that shed light on our feelings about ourselves, other people, and the workings of the modern world. Too often, we struggle to find the right words to explain what we mean; The School of Life’s dictionary is a tool to help us convey our true intentions with economy and precision. The School of Life – an organisation dedicated to making sense of our emotional lives – offers us a complete vocabulary with which to understand some of our key emotional states and ideas and to express them succinctly and successfully to the world.
The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos
by Kathy Steinemann

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

March 20, 2017

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You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they're not nodding, they roll their eyes.<br /><br />Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann provides the tools. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions.<br /><br />Too many repetitions of "little"? There's a cure for that. Do you rely on "very" too often? There's a cure for that too. You'll find the remedies in this book's dispensary.<br /><br />Should you ever use anything other than "said" to attribute dialogue? Are exclamation points taboo? The answers might surprise you.<br /><br />Learn how to harness body language, purge hackneyed adjectives, and draw on the environment for ambience. No more wooden characters. You'll transform them into believable personalities that your readers will learn to love. Or hate.<br /><br />Get in the driver's seat, relax, and enjoy your journey<span>--</span>with Kathy Steinemann's book as your GPS.
The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary: The Most Complete Collect...
by Farlex International

Language

English

Pages

473

Publication Date

October 07, 2017

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<p>If you don't know idioms, you don't know English. Idioms are expressions that cannot be understood from their individual words alone, and the English language is full of them—and so is this dictionary: 17,000+ English idiom examples, plus slang words, phrases, and phrasal verbs, all compiled by the language experts at Farlex International and TheFreeDictionary.com, the award-winning reference site with 1 billion+ annual visits.<br /></p><br /><p>That's thousands more idioms than other popular idioms dictionaries, plus thousands of examples of idioms used in real life: every definition also includes up to three example sentences to show exactly how the phrase is used by native speakers in everyday conversation.<br /></p><br /><p><i>The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary</i> features idioms and phrases from across the English-speaking world, including American slang, British slang, Australian slang, and Irish slang, plus:<br /></p><ul><br /><li>Internet slang</li><br /><li>Abbreviations</li><br /><li>Proverbs</li><br /><li>Regional expressions</li><br /><li>And more!</li><br /></ul><br /><p></p><br /><p>It's more than just a list of idioms: get details about the origin and history of both common idioms and rare ones, including in which countries they're used most.<br /></p><br /><p>This is the essential idioms dictionary if you want to talk like a native speaker—or just find out more about the colorful phrases you hear and say every day.<br /></p><br /><p>The essential guide to English idioms and slang, from Farlex International, the language experts behind the popular and award-winning TheFreeDictionary.com.<br /></p><br /><p>Farlex brings its reputation for comprehensive and authoritative reference products to the most complete collection of idioms and slang from across the English language.<br /></p><br /><p>Inside you'll find more than 17,000 idioms, slang terms, and phrasal verbs, all defined in plain language and with bonus example sentences to show how they're used in real life by native speakers.<br /></p><br /><p>Featuring popular idioms and slang terms from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa, plus valuable information you won't find anywhere else, including the origin of phrases.<br /></p><br /><p>Whether you want to sound more like a native speaker or just know more about the strange expressions you're always hearing, The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary is the best way to learn about the English language's most colorful phrases.<br /></p><br /><br /><p><b>About the Publisher</b></p><br /><br /><p>Farlex is the publishing team behind TheFreeDictionary.com, the award-winning reference site with 1 billion+ annual visits.<br /></p><br /><p>The most comprehensive reference resource online, The Free Dictionary is a massive, easily searchable collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias from the most trusted publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin, HarperCollins, and many more.<br /></p><br /><p>Since its founding in 2003, TheFreeDictionary.com has grown to include a vast and diverse amount of reference content, including multiple thesaurus sources and specialty dictionaries covering fields such as finance, law, science, medicine, idioms and slang, acronyms, computing, and more, as well as dictionaries in 14 other languages.<br /></p><br /><p>Farlex dictionary apps powered by The Free Dictionary have been downloaded tens of millions of times across multiple platforms, with top ratings after hundreds of thousands of user reviews.<br /></p><br /><p>With <i>The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary</i>, Farlex continues its reputation for the most comprehensive, trusted, and easy-to-use reference products in the world.<br /></p><br /><p>For more books from Farlex, visit farlex.com/books.<br /></p>
Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to H...
by Richard Bayan

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

April 05, 2006

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<p><b>More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between "yadda-yadda-yadda" and copy that sells</b></p> <p>Looking for a better way to say "authentic?" <i>Words That Sell</i> gives you 57 alternatives. How about "appealing?" Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You'll even find more than 100 variations on "exciting." Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers--by mail, online, or in person.</p> <ul> <li>More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition</li> <li>Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking</li> <li>A crash course in basic copywriting techniques</li> <li>Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more</li> </ul> <p><i>Roget's</i> is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for <i>Words That Sell</i>.</p> <p><b>Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers</b></p> <p><b>Grabbers that get attention:</b><br /><br />No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy...? * Leap into...</p> <p><b>Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:</b><br /><br />Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You'll fall in love with...* Your ticket to... * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *</p> <p><b>Clinchers to win over your customer:</b><br /><br />Reap the benefits today * Don't miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee</p> <p><b>Special strategies that seal the deal:</b><br /><br />Five-star quality * You're worth it * Don't fall for... * We make life easier * You're one of a select few... * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift</p>
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for Children
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

647

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

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<p>A dictionary written especially for the needs of children grades 3-5 (ages 8-11).</p><ul><li>More than 36,000 entries with abundant usage sentences and phrases</li><li>Hundreds of illustrations, photographs, and diagrams</li><li>Nearly 350 word history and synonym paragraphs</li><li>Special sections include U.S. Presidents, Signs and Symbols, Commonly Confused and Misspelled Words, and a guide to punctuation, capitals, and italics.</li></ul>
The Million Word Crossword Dictionary
by , Daniel Stark

Language

English

Pages

1280

Publication Date

November 09, 2010

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<p><strong>With more than 1,300,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many words as any other crossword dictionary. </strong></p><p>Meticulously compiled by two crossword professionals with a combined fifty years in the field and based on a massive analysis of current crosswords, there has never been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, depth, and currency of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer’s Iliad, the wide-ranging entries include 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 3,000+ films, 20,000+ famous people from all fields, and more than 50,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so popular in today’s crosswords.</p><p>Featuring an introduction by <em>New York Times</em> crossword editor Will Shortz, <em>The Million Word Crossword Dictionary</em> makes every other crossword dictionary obsolete.</p><p>This updated edition offers thousands of new entries, including slang terms; brand names; celebrity names; and the latest films, novelists’ works, sports Hall of Famers, automobile models, and more. The new, larger type size makes finding the answers easier than ever. </p>

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