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The Chambers Dictionary : 13th Edition - Chambers

The Chambers Dictionary

13th Edition

By: Chambers

Hardcover Published: 12th August 2014
ISBN: 9781473602250
Number Of Pages: 1920

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"The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-colume word-hoard available." Telegraph First published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Yet it remains lighter and easier to hold, and now has an even more durable jacket so that it will be a beautiful hardback reference for many years to come. This 13th edition, new for 2014, retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique quirky definitions for certain words.

There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble at the back of the Dictionary, showing how English words and definitions have changed over the history of The Chambers Dictionary. The Chambers Dictionaryis now the UK's number 1 selling hardback dictionary. It is regarded as the dictionary of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words and its unique personality that comes across in a definition style that is both useful and witty. "Chambers stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete." Melvyn Bragg

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Chambers has been renowned for its dictionaries across three centuries of history.

Industry Reviews

Chambers is a marvel of wit, clarity and practicality - Observer

Chambers is an open door to words at their wittiest, most rooted, most revealing, and most powerful

A page a day keeps the doddypolls at bay

The most human of dictionaries

The traditional favourite dictionary of every serious cryptic solver and setter based in the UK

The Chambers Dictionary is the most useful and diverting single-volume word-hoard available - Telegraph

A monument to lexicographic excellence... radical, innovative and different - Independent

For many years now, Chambers have had a stronghold on the word game market. This dictionary is a pure delight to browse - www.word-buff.com

ISBN: 9781473602250
ISBN-10: 1473602254
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1920
Published: 12th August 2014
Publisher: John Murray Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 18.4  x 5.9
Weight (kg): 2.33
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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