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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

A Dictionary of Abbreviations   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
583,619 words
This online-only Dictionary of Abbreviations, exclusive to Oxford Reference Online, includes over 100,000 abbreviations and acronyms in alphabetical and numerical order, including the ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
507,350 words
Based on The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, the principal authority on the origin and development of English words, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology contains a wealth of ... More
Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
"Anyone who is addicted to the richness of the English language or simply intrigued by the origin and meaning of an idiom like ‘teach your grandmother to suck eggs’ will ... More
A New Dictionary of Eponyms

A New Dictionary of Eponyms   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
102,130 words
This dictionary features the entertaining histories behind hundreds of eponyms, such as bowdlerize (from the censorious Thomas Bowdler), bikini from the atoll, and the Salisbury steak, a ... More
Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
349,181 words
Over 4,500 entries ‘offers impeccable advice’ - Sally Baker, The Times This invaluable quick-reference work, based on the latest edition of the ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
276,587 words
"Hours of happy browsing for language lovers" – Observer Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over ... More
The Oxford Companion to the English Language

The Oxford Companion to the English Language (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Linguistics
Length:
490,800 words
Illustration(s):
10
Over 1,400 entries This new edition of a landmark Companion notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
139,573 words
Illustration(s):
1
Over 1,600 entries A straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. Includes clear and concise definitions which are ... More
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
‘brilliantly arranged … I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
‘ground-breaking’, Writing Magazine This authoritative dictionary draws on Oxford's unrivalled bank of reference and language resources in order to explore ... More

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