Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Editor Katherine Barber

Oxford University Press | June 30, 2004 | Hardcover

Canadian Oxford Dictionary is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was the runaway bestseller of 1998, spending over a year on the Globe and Mail''s bestseller list and winning the Canadian Booksellers Association''s Libris awards for Non-fiction Book of the Year and Specialty Book of the Year. Now this wonderful resource is available in a major new edition. The dictionary''s 300,000 words, senses and definitions combine in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford''s unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international sources. This new edition is completely up to date with 5,000 new words and senses. In addition it features 2,200 uniquely Canadian words and senses, 350 usage notes, 7,000 idiomatic expressions, 5,500 biographical entries, and over 5,600 place names. There are also several new features in this edition: preferred word breaks are given throughout, parts of speech are written in full, and the first print run will feature cut thumb-indexing tabs.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1888 pages, 10.5 × 7.5 × 2.5 in

Published: June 30, 2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195418166

ISBN - 13: 9780195418163

Found in: Reference and Language

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from good dictionary, pathetic interface The dictionary is quite good, the interface is pathetic. I own and regularly use three electronic dictionaries, but the Canadian Oxford is one I own and rarely use. This is primarily due to the fact that the iFinger interface is NOT user friendly, has extremely few customizable features, and is excessively annoying. There is NOTHING user-friendly about it. It is not unobtrusive as the product description claims, it is just unlikable. If you want to know what a real electronic dictionary looks like, check out the Collins-Robert, the Grand Robert or the Petit Robert.
Date published: 2010-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from its a dictionary it is full of words and correct spelling the usual dictionary stuff
Date published: 2008-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cadillac Of Canadian Dictionaries The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was written by five Canadian lexicographers and originally published in June 1998. Wordsmiths regard this work as the Cadillac of Canadian dictionaries and the foremost authority on current Canadian English. It encompasses 130,000 entries, including 2,000 Canadian words, 500 Canadian regionalisms, 1,200 Canadian place names, 800 Canadian biographies and 300 Aboriginal people and cultural entries. The book is well bound, with an Oxford blue hardcover made of a synthetic material called Kivar 5 which has gold foil stamping, called blocking, emblazoned on the spine and is protected by an attractive removable dust cover. The paper is high quality 30-lb lightweight bone white stock called Rampart Opaque. This type of paper allows the dark black text done in Swift font to be more legible and pleasing to the eye. The pages are thumb indexed and have attractive blue speckling on the outside edges. This dictionary is of such a high quality both in content and co
Date published: 2002-06-21

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Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Editor Katherine Barber

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 1888 pages, 10.5 × 7.5 × 2.5 in

Published: June 30, 2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195418166

ISBN - 13: 9780195418163

From the Publisher

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was the runaway bestseller of 1998, spending over a year on the Globe and Mail''s bestseller list and winning the Canadian Booksellers Association''s Libris awards for Non-fiction Book of the Year and Specialty Book of the Year. Now this wonderful resource is available in a major new edition. The dictionary''s 300,000 words, senses and definitions combine in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwide and as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford''s unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international sources. This new edition is completely up to date with 5,000 new words and senses. In addition it features 2,200 uniquely Canadian words and senses, 350 usage notes, 7,000 idiomatic expressions, 5,500 biographical entries, and over 5,600 place names. There are also several new features in this edition: preferred word breaks are given throughout, parts of speech are written in full, and the first print run will feature cut thumb-indexing tabs.

About the Author

Katherine Barber, who heads Oxford University Press''s Canadian Dictionary Department and was Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, appears regularly discussing Canadian English and interesting words on radio and TV across the country. In 1999, she won the Canadian Booksellers Association''s Editor of the Year Award.

Editorial Reviews

"The COD [Canadian Oxford Dictionary] is a must for any US library close to the Canadian border...Canadian libraries will want to update their reference collections with this latest edition, which is also a worthy edition to any Canadian home reference collection." --Booklist
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