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A new, completely rewritten edition of the leading dictionary for learners of English. Now fully up to date, including many terms connected with the Internet and electronic communication. 4,500 words and meanings are new to this edition. Excellent coverage of both British and American English, and colloquial as well as formal English. All information is authenticated by thA new, completely rewritten edition of the leading dictionary for learners of English. Now fully up to date, including many terms connected with the Internet and electronic communication. 4,500 words and meanings are new to this edition. Excellent coverage of both British and American English, and colloquial as well as formal English. All information is authenticated by the British National Corpus and the Corpus of American English. There are explanations of common symbols (e.g. @), which are not included in any major competitor, and notes on interesting word origins. Easy to use, with a rapid-access page design, shortcuts to the right meaning in long entries, and easy definitions using a carefully chosen defining vocabulary of 3,000 words. Numerous illustrations, including 8 pages in full colour, show vocabulary items in related groups, 10 illustrated topic pages provide essential vocabulary, and show how to use it, and vocabulary notes show students how to improve and enrich their writing....

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ISBN : 9780194423311
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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Reviews

  •  imadAli
    2019-03-20 21:44

    هذا القاموس كان له الفضل الكبير بعد الله في تطوير وتحسين مستواي في اللغة الانجليزية, حيث أنه قام يتغذيتي بكمية كبيرة من المفردات المزوده بشرح مبسط لها ,حيث جعلها سهلة الفهم راسخه في العقل.هذا العجم برفقتي منذ خمس سنوات, ومازلت أتصفحه بلا كلل او ملل وكل ما اعتقدت اني اخذت كفايتي من هذا المعجم ,وأصبحت أملك مخزون جيد من المفردات ,أجد نفسي بحاجه للرجوع إليه , وكأنه يقول لي أنت تعلم القليل وتجهل الكثير لذلك فلا غنى لك عني.

  • Asra Ghouse
    2019-03-06 14:48

    A dictionary is the best book anyone can read without tiring for a second. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary offers much more than just the meanings of words. With its pictorial representations (wherever possible) and numerous examples for each word/phrase/idiom, it provides a thorough understanding of the word in the most easy manner. It also contains various word games which provide an efficient manner for memorizing the words. Also, it contains the diphthongs and monothongs which help the reader in pronunciation of the word.A must have in everyone's book collections I say. When I was young I used to keep this book at the top of all the other books simply because I loved to read it. And oh boy I read it a lot!! :D With the passing of time, other books have made way up. However, The Oxford Dictionary remains the most frequently read book by me :D (The result of which is that my copy has gone all tattered :P )Hey... if you use any other dictionary... chuck it! and get yourself The Oxford Dictionary :D

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-03-14 16:31

    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: Of Current English, Albert Sydney Hornby

  • Anna
    2019-03-10 20:44

    One of the best dictionaries I've ever used. Big, fat with large number of words, maps and pictures. Great.

  • Mohamedridha Alaskari محمد رضا العسكري
    2019-03-13 15:22

    Like no other english- english dictionaries! It contains the whole english words also it teaches you how to put the word in its suitable location in sentences

  • Deborah Els
    2019-03-11 14:44

    Great use of words but lacking in plot.

  • Tom
    2019-03-13 20:21

    Hornby, A.S. (ed.). (2010). Oxford advanced learner's dictionary (8th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.Citation created by: Tom ShawCall Number: PE1628 .O86 2010Description: Developed by leading scholars of the English language, this dictionary is a valuable resource for word definition and usage.Content/Scope: Word definitions are detailed in multi-colored arrangements for easier access to entries. At more than 1700 pages, most words in the English language are contained herein including idioms, phrasal verbs, and proper usage.Accuracy/Authority: This book has received mostly positive reviews by reputable review sources.Arrangement/Presentation: Entries are arranged alphabetically for easy access and reference.Timeliness/Permanence: This reference book was published in 2010, so its content and relevance will change little in the future. New hard copy editions become available regularly and updates will be necessary. Cost: $30.75Rational for Selection: This dictionary is very appropriate for high school students, as not only a reference resource, but also for expansion of vocabulary.

  • Miriam
    2019-02-19 21:24

    One of the few books I never read to the end, but still a must-have.

  • Alison
    2019-03-15 18:44

    I have a dictionary in every drawer in reach. And a thesaurus (but I didn't want to come off as TOO dorky!!).... nothing's better than a good word :)

  • Soplada
    2019-03-16 14:34

    I LOVE my Advanced Learners Dictionary when I hold it I feel like a Professional :3

  • Jack
    2019-03-16 21:42

    Useless on my iPad There is no introduction or explanation of how this dictionary works. I have yet to figure out how to even look up a word. I will be seeking a refund and return the book

  • raman sharma
    2019-03-17 16:45

    Love itLove d it very easy and understandable all should go for this dictionary ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Nena
    2019-02-26 17:41

    Amazing bookLove it

  • Fajar Yudianto
    2019-03-16 16:44

    I think this is amazing

  • Prithvi Raj
    2019-03-15 21:50

    meditationMeditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit,[1] although it can be argued that meditation is a goal in and of itself.[2]The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports), which range from techniques designed to promote relaxation, contacting spiritual guides, building internal energy (chi, ki, prana, etc.), receiving psychic visions, getting closer to God, seeing past lives, taking astral journeys, and so forth, to more technical exercises targeted at developing compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity, forgiveness and more far-reaching goals such as effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration,[4] single-pointed analysis,[5] and an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any and all of life's activities. Thus, it is essential to be specific about the type of meditation practice under investigation.Failure to make such distinctions would be akin to the use of the word 'sport' to refer to all sports as if they were essentially the same. For example, the overly generic description of meditation as a mere relaxation technique becomes problematic when one attends to the details of many practices. In contrast, we should think about the term "Meditation" as referring to several neighborhoods of New Age practices, shamanistic lucid dreaming and astral journeying, theistic-concentration meditations (clinging to god, Gnosis), contemplation, visualization, hypnotherapy, aromatherapy, chakra clearing, kundalini, breathing exercises, training of single-pointed attention, training in mindfulness, training in single-pointed analysis, vision questing, chi building exercises, and so on, developed for various ends."[6][7]Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. It may be done sitting, or in an active way, for instance Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of the training. Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state — such as anger, hatred, etc. — or cultivating particular mental response to various phenomena, such as compassion. The term "meditation" can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state.[8] In brief, there are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice;[7] the word meditation may carry different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. essentialpart of an organism is a part which the organism cannot live or reproduce without,one that the organism cannot produce by itself,a Canadian a cappella group formed in 1993 substituteone that takes the place of another, two goods are substitutes in demand if, when the market price of the first good rises, the price of the second good also rises, and vice-versa,The Substitute is a 1996 action-crime-thriller film directed by Robert Mandel and starring Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Raymond Cruz, and Luis Guzmán.

  • umberto
    2019-02-25 21:37

    Today (May 9) I bought this paperback (8th ed.) as an essential language reference for my ongoing teaching, reading, writing, translating, verifying, etc. since this OALD has long been pioneering since six decades ago in the ELT/L field as the first monolingual English dictionary for non-native speakers of English. Such unique vision and mission by A.S. Hornby, E.V. Gatenby and H. Wakefield have since evolved into its second edition (I bought a hardcover and used it during my studies for higher secondary education & college years & teaching English & studying further) till its seventh edition, that is, the dog-eared one on my desk in the Language Center Office, NPRU. It's a mild surprise to me to come across this latest OALD since I've never heard/read about its new edition before. In a week or two I need to use it's CD-ROM, that is, on the pronunciation and phonetic symbols for my powerpoint presentations in the four classes of those part-time post bachelor students studying for the education diploma in a three-semester syllabus at NPRU. In a word, use it and you'd love it!

  • Tomi Pakei
    2019-02-24 17:38

    Helps you think, in English!My Hornby is a low-priced edition, thirteenth impression, 1984. Dad bought this on Sept. 26, 1985, for just about US$2 (measured in current price). I love the appendices, illustrations, codifications.. (you name it). But most of all, I love the dictionary(!). Because, as promised:It gives practical definitions and usage notes in simple EnglishAnd for someone like me to whom English is a foreign language, this is big deal. A very big deal—especially when dealing with abstract words. The definitions help me grasp the conceptual meanings (not just synonymous meanings) without being too dang technical.One thing about dictionaries in terms of size is this mutually exclusive nature: small, we get more compactness but less fills; big, it's the other way around. With that 'trade-off' in mind, this piece of work by Hornby belongs to the very best few around.

  • Georgia
    2019-03-21 17:31

    This is by far the best English to English dictionary you can possible find in the market.I am currently studying for my proficiency certificate in English and this baby is always there when I need it.So if you are an advanced learner and wondering what dictionary to get,help is at hand!However I do have to mention that I am quite fond of the iWriter.It is brilliant,handy and extremely explanatory!I just love it so much...

  • Elisabeth
    2019-03-05 16:29

    OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S DICTIONARYAlbert Sydney Hornby[**** ] 4 StarsFirst and foremost, thank you, Book. I shall never ever forget the incredibly useful knowledge and enlightenment you brought to my life and forever hold you dear to my heart.Seriously though, this dictionary may very well be the best tool ever known to man-kind if you want to understand the ins-and-outs of the English language.

  • dali48
    2019-03-08 15:44

    An excellent dictionary I got as a gift with the dedication "We wish you continued success" Debesai Zemui, Nighisti Embaye (Eritreans)... 30/10/81 Ellwangen (Germany) by my pupils as a teacher for German - it has been accompanying me since then through all these years as a teacher till today as a great help additionally to the Internet... (dali48)

  •  Ravi Shankar
    2019-02-24 14:42

    Very useful for finding the meaning of lot of words, well organized and in very planned manner, also a CD along it, purchased from really good for any students/professional and for book lovers too very useful companion always on my table and use it regularly to finding lot of meanings

  • Oceana2602
    2019-02-23 13:43

    "Leftover" from school. Guess they were renewing there collection, so we were allowed to keep these. Thanks, school. You didn't manage to teach me english, and you certainly tried to sabotage all my efforts to teach me myself, but you gave me this book. That's, you know, really nice.

  • Dariush
    2019-02-26 13:27

    It is a very nice dictionary , I have never used the paper one , when I bought that I've took the cd inside that and installed on my laptop which is very useful ! U could use as a reference of that and pretty sure u will be happy to buy it.

  • Purie
    2019-03-20 18:40

    On Oxford Advance Learner’s Dictionary of Current English (1995:325), Hornby stated that “Language is the system of communication in speech and writing that is used by people of particular country.”

  • Makubutu Lekota
    2019-03-17 14:34

    I recommend the use of this dictionary to all pupils.I recommend that you become familiar with words of Latin origin.I recommend that you become familiar with words of French origin.I recommend that you become familiar with words of Greek origin.

  • André
    2019-02-25 17:25

    Really good monolingual dictionary, with two colors, example phrases, lexical information where neccessary, pronunciation in IPA, some colored maps and illustrations and style guides... quite nice. But not perfect, there's no particular reason to give it the 5th star, so...

  • Kate.barnie
    2019-02-19 21:47

    The one I have previously belonged to my brother, and now it's nearly falling apart as we've used it so often :) It's extremely useful and offers pictures, explanations and plenty of examples! Oh and what an appendix xD

  • David Daigneault
    2019-03-19 13:35

    Perfect for people when need the dictionary!!

  • Angellin6237
    2019-02-22 14:38

    it is good

  • BanjariZ BanjariZ
    2019-03-14 14:44