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  • Collins Gem English Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AQQWN
    Paperback 14 years +
    This new edition of the Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus is an indispensable guide to the English language. Part of the Collins Gem range - the world's best-selling mini dictionaries - it provides dictionary definitions and thesaurus synonyms on the same page for incomparable quick and easy reference. Collins Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus provides the most up-to-date words, clear definitions and accessible same-page dictionary and thesaurus texts - all in the handy and portable Gem format. In addition to the wide range of definitions and synonyms, the Gem Dictionary and Thesaurus has a handy and practical supplement on punctuation and spelling rules. With its clear colour layout and matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, you can be confident that the Collins Gem Dictionary & Thesaurus will help you find all the latest words you need - and fast!
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  • Collins Gem School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRM
    Paperback 11 years +
    The perfect mini dictionary for all students aged 11+. Updated to include around 20,000 entries, including all the words you need to know for school and exams, still contained in the best-selling Gem format. This handy mini-sized dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. With over 20,000 clear, concise definitions and extra help with difficult pronunciations, it gives core vocabulary for key curriculum exam subjects, plus thousands of examples of words in use. Developed with teachers, this dictionary is an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11+. Furthermore, this new edition includes a guide to punctuation, spelling and grammar, to support students in class, and during home study. Have confidence - Help with spelling, pronunciation and difficult words Get it right - Clear definitions and core vocabulary for key subjects Get there fast - Clear, colour layout for easy accessibility Get more - Contains more entries than any other school dictionary of this size
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  • Collins Gem School Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRL
    Paperback 11 years +
    A fantastic mini school thesaurus for ages 11+ in the best-selling Gem format to help you find the right word every time. Written specially to help with school work and homework, this new edition provides thousands of synonyms to increase vocabulary, with examples to show context for every synonym listed. This mini thesaurus includes all the newest words in the English language, plus a useful supplement to provide help with finding the right word. Every entry has a definition, and each alternative word is followed by its own example, helping you decide which word is the most appropriate to use. The perfect companion to the new Collins Gem School Dictionary, and an indispensable tool for any secondary school student aged 11+. Using a thesaurus has never been easier!
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  • Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AHAQL
    Paperback
    This is the reissued Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus - now in an attractive new format. This small dictionary and thesaurus offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 40,000 words, phrases, and definitions and 65,000 synonyms and antonyms based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English.

    Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear, simple style, and avoiding technical language. Thesaurus entries are integrated into the dictionary entries, so you can find synonyms and antonyms easily. The centre section provides extra help with spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.
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  • Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AEHJN
    Paperback 11 years +
    This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions.

    It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English that contains over 2 billion words.

    The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science.
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  • Oxford Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AAEEW
    Paperback 11 years +
    The Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value-for-money product. It is the ultimate one-stop reference, containing both a dictionary and a thesaurus in one handy reference volume. The dictionary and thesaurus texts have an integrated design which has been tried and tested with users to speed up browsing and look-up. The dictionary has excellent coverage of everyday English, containing over 90,000 words, phrases and definitions and incorporating the newest words and phrases from Oxford's language research programmes. The thesaurus provides over 100,000 synonyms and antonyms. This handy dictionary and thesaurus is ideal for anyone who needs an affordable and portable, all-in-one reference work.
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  • Collins English Dictionary Paperback edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRW
    Paperback 11 years +
    The perfect dictionary reference for daily use, with all the words, phrases and definitions you need and fully up-to-date. Language usage notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly and easily. 200,000 words and phrases. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, offering comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. You will find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. This edition contains an invaluable supplement on the most common mistakes and controversial issues in English.
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  • Collins Spanish Dictionary Essential edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BMMYN
    Paperback 11 years +
    A handy and affordable quick reference guide for everyday Spanish. The clear layout allows for fast and easy access when you most need it. Ideal for use on the go, at home, in the office, classroom or on holiday. Over 40,000 words and phrases and 80,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Spanish who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Spanish and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want.
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  • Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZSD
    Paperback 14 years +
    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of Spanish, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board Edexcel. Designed for learners of Spanish, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to Spain. Covering everyday Spanish and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. Spanish verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the Spanish verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
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  • Collins English Dictionary and Thesaurus Boxed Set

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRZ
    Other 11 years +
    Specially tailored to meet the needs of the user at home, school, or in the office, the Paperback Thesaurus and the Paperback Dictionary are the perfect reference books for everyday use. Both books come packaged in a flexible boxed set, the ideal gift set to take your language use and knowledge further. Covers a vast range of words and alternatives, as well as a huge choice of opposites. You will find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. What's more, the helpful language notes throughout both books help you to choose the right word for your purpose, and clear, accessible layout ensures users can find the language they need when they need it.
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  • Collins Gem School Dictionary & Thesaurus

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRN
    Paperback 11 years +
    The perfect English reference for all students aged 11+. A combined dictionary and thesaurus, in the best-selling Gem format, it has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for both school work and homework. An invaluable two-in-one reference book in a handy, portable and durable format. Clear, straightforward definitions reflect today's language, while the matching thesaurus entries provide a generous choice of synonyms and antonyms. The "Get It Right" supplement addresses the main points in the 3 key curriculum areas of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. You can always rely on Collins to provide you with today's English as all our definitions, examples, idioms and usage notes are based on the Collins Corpus - our unrivalled and constantly updated 4.5 billion-word database.
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  • Collins Spanish School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIO
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized Spanish reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how Spanish is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Soy, eres, es...Spanish verbs made easy! Each verb on the Spanish side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and German.
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  • Collins English Dictionary Essential edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRY
    Hardback 11 years +
    The perfect dictionary reference for daily use, including all the words, phrases and definitions you need in a durable format. Language notes help you choose the right word and the easy-to-use layout allows you to find what you're looking for quickly. 200,000 words and phrases. Specially tailored to meet your needs at home, school, and in the office, offering comprehensive definitions and word tips to provide help with English usage. Find all the words and definitions you need, with comprehensive coverage of the language we use every day. It also contains the latest words to enter the language. The clear layout ensures you can find the words you need quickly. Contains an invaluable supplement on the most common mistakes and controversial issues in English.
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  • Collins French Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AWYBG
    Paperback 14 years +
    A modern French Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's French language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "French in Focus" supplement containing information about French language and culture to enhance your learning * A "French verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning French at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in French-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and faux amis. The "French in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use French in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Francophone life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
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  • Easy Learning German Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRR
    Paperback 14 years +
    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of German, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Designed for learners of German, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to Germany. Covering everyday German and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. German verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the German verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
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  • Collins French School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized French reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how French is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Je suis, tu es...French verbs made easy! Each verb on the French side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive 94-page verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in Spanish and German.
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  • Collins German School Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BNSIP
    Paperback 11 years +
    A pocket-sized German reference for secondary school students looking for a dictionary that is modern, up-to-date, clear and easy to use. Developed for home study, and to be used in the classroom. * Especially designed for school students, and is ideal in the classroom, at home and during exams. * It contains all the words and phrases students will need, with key curriculum words highlighted, all essential phrases covered, and thousands of examples to show how German is really used. * The clear layout and alphabet tabs down the side of each page lead the students to the information they need quickly and without fuss. All main translations are underlined to help users go straight to the answer they are looking for. * The dictionary includes language tips and culture notes throughout the text. * Ich bin, du bist...German verbs made easy! Each verb on the German side of the dictionary is cross-referred to a comprehensive verb guide, with full conjugations and example phrases showing the verb used in context. Also available in French and Spanish.
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  • Collins Welsh Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: AZPCE
    Paperback 11 years +
    A modern Welsh Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's Welsh language and usage. The clear layout makes it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * hundreds of new words added to ensure up-to-date coverage in both languages * clear layout, ensuring that you can quickly find the information you need * section on Welsh pronunciation to help learners to use Welsh correctly * supplement with names, places, dates, time and numbers * hard-wearing, portable format Designed to give students, business people and the general user alike all the words and information they need in a handy, take-anywhere format.
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  • Collins Scrabble Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BZGPZ
    Paperback
    An essential resource for all serious Scrabble players. This major new edition is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. This book includes all playable words of two to nine letters in length, in one easy-to-follow straight alphabetical list. The short definitions, given for every main word listed, have been updated for this new edition, and allow players to check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Collins Primary Spanish Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRU
    Paperback 11 years +
    Developed to help improve Spanish language skills at home and in the classroom as well as making learning fun. Specifically designed to meet the needs of children aged 7-11 learning Spanish at primary school or at home, this easy-to-use, colourful dictionary provides the perfect reference for the new curriculum with detailed coverage of core English and Spanish vocabulary. Themed pages, fun illustrations and simple examples help children to remember words and translations. Core English and Spanish vocabulary is given thorough coverage and key phrases are highlighted, offering all the support needed for children to study the new curriculum.
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  • Collins English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BSWQY
    Hardback 11 years +
    The home of living English The largest single-volume English dictionary in print celebrates the extraordinary breadth and changing nature of world English, with over 725,000 words, meanings and phrases. "The Collins English Dictionary is a book to be treasured, no home should be without one", The Times. Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. It draws on Collins' extensive language databases and covers many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players. Ideal for use at work, at home and at school - new words, new meanings and new uses are tracked by Collins' lexicographers who monitor language change around the world. This along with suggestions from the public on the award-winning collinsdictionary.com, ensures Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language. More place names and biographical entries - with over 8,500 place names and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips. The latest edition is beautifully designed and printed, and is surprisingly light and easy to hold. Designed for day-to-day use, with a clear layout and virtual thumb tabs, it is also available in flexible formats to suit every user - in print, as a Kindle dictionary and an iOS app.
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  • Oxford Essential Spanish Dictionary

    Oxford Dictionaries

    Product Code: AHGDD
    Paperback
    The Oxford Essential Spanish Dictionary is a new compact Spanish-English and English-Spanish dictionary that offers up-to-date coverage of all the essential day-to-day vocabulary with over 40,000 words and phrases and 60,000 translations. This dictionary is easy to use and ideal for travel, work, or study. The latest words in each language have been added, reflecting all aspects of life today, from computing and technology to lifestyle and business. Additional features include guides to Spanish and English pronunciation, as well as help with both Spanish and English verbs. Covers both European and Latin American Spanish. The Oxford Essential Spanish Dictionary is ideal for anyone in need of a handy quick reference. An essential book for the study of Spanish.
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  • Easy Learning French Dictionary

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BTZRS
    Paperback 14 years +
    An up-to-date, easy-reference dictionary with key GCSE curriculum words highlighted and a practical, fun supplement covering key vocabulary areas. It is the ideal dictionary for learners of French, and especially for those aiming for exam success. Fully endorsed by the exam board Edexcel. Designed for learners of French, whether you are studying for exams at school, in an evening class, for business or to go on holiday to France. Covering everyday French and English (including all essential set expressions) and key curriculum words are highlighted to help with exam preparation. Clear and concise language notes provide information on common errors and confusable words, while handy culture notes explain cultural differences. French verbs are cross-referred to comprehensive verb tables, helping you find all the French verb forms you need. Combined with a text which is colour-coded and very easy to navigate. Visit www.collins.co.uk/languagesupport to access downloadable resources to help you practise and consolidate your language skills.
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  • Collins Italian Dictionary Essential edition

    Collins Dictionaries

    Product Code: BMMYQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    A handy and affordable quick reference guide for everyday Italian. The clear layout allows for fast and easy access when you most need it. Ideal for use on the go, at home, in the office, classroom or on holiday. Over 40,000 words and phrases and 80,000 translations. Designed for all those studying Italian who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of Italian and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want.
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