A dictionary as well as a thesaurus, and a much simplified one at that! It gives you all the basic words used in the English language, their chief meanings, all important synonyms and antonyms where needed. To make the meaning of each entry clear, it uses the words in a sentence and where the secondary meanings are considerably different from the first, uses it in two or more sentences. Much larger dictionaries and synonym books are available, but they often confuse the reader by providing long lists of complicated, often rare words, and other technicalities. This book is much more useful, and used with good judgment, should yield excellent results
First published in 1991, the very successful first edition of The Oxford Thesaurus has now sold over 126,000 copies. This new edition (NB new format), which for the first time includes antonyms in the main A-Z text, along with many additional new synonyms, broadens the book's appeal stillfurther. The Oxford Thesaurus remains the most useful A-Z thesaurus available today, with more practical guidance for the user than any other competing title. Around 350,000 synonyms and antonyms, covering general English as well as thousands of regional and idiomatic words and expressions, are listed in A-Z form for ease of reference. Generous and detailed labelling shows how to use synonyms, and example se...
The completely revised and expanded fifth edition of THE BANTAM MEDICAL DICTIONARY maintains its position as the essential medical reference for consumers, clearly defining more than 11,000 medical terms and concepts in all the major medical and surgical specialities. Compiled and written by a team of over forty doctors, this accessible guide features clear writing, more than 150 labeled line drawings, and cross-referencing for easy use. The fifth edition includes: *New entries on specialties such as genetic testing, genetic diseases and congenital disorders *Cross-references between generic and brand names for the most commonly prescribed drugs, and the latest on disease-specific drugs for treating cancer, AIDS and HIV, diabetes; anti-inflammatories, antidepressants, glaucoma, and many others *New and updated entries on illnesses and diseases such as SARS, West Nile fever, syndrome X, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc. *Pub history: First Bantam edition in 10/82; revised in 3/90; 3/96; 4/00 From the Paperback edition.
Roget's Thesaurus is a much useful work for the users of English all over the world and the present version is a thoroughly revised and improved edition aiming at the modern user. While retaining the original structure with 6 sections and 1,000 head-words, all antiquated words and phrases have been removed, and substituted with words in current usage. Many duplications have also been removed.