Canadian Oxford Dictionary by Katherine BarberCanadian Oxford Dictionary by Katherine Barber

Canadian Oxford Dictionary

EditorKatherine Barber

Hardcover | June 30, 2004

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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 isavailable 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 andforemost. 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 than8,000 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.
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.
Title:Canadian Oxford DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1888 pages, 10.5 × 7.5 × 2.5 inPublished:June 30, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195418166

ISBN - 13:9780195418163

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great- but I loved the hardcover better I bought this paperback because I volunteer at nursing homes and retirement homes and in my Reading Groups I sometimes get questions about words as I'm reading books to them. I have a very good vocabulary but occasionally there would be a word that it would be good to look up. I have the hardcover version of the Oxford Canadian dictionary at home, so I bought this paperback to carry with me for my Reading Groups. It has a lot of words but not anywhere near the number of words in the hardcover book and wouldn't you know it, those were the words I needed. So this paperback has not been as useful to me as I had hoped, but it is still good.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eh? I found that this canadian version had all the canadian words I was looking for and more! There are just so many uniquely canadian words in this book. I love it!
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helpful for Grad School It was quite useful for my grad school work, though the interface could be better!
Date published: 2016-11-12
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

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"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