This is a major new edition of the best-selling Color Oxford English Dictionary, offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary.
Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpusthe same database that informs the Oxford English Dictionarythe Color Oxford English Dictionary provides an up-to-date selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Definitions are given in a clear, simple style, avoiding technical language, and are easier to understand than ever before, plus there are hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar to help you get it right. A brand-new "Better English" section at the center of the book gives guidance on the use of good English, with sections on spelling, punctuation, word classes, and word formation. In addition, the new layout featuring bold, colored headwords makes the dictionary easier to navigate than ever.
All of these features are packed into a durable, and portable format, making the it suitable for use at school, but also handy for home and the office.