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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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Jul 4, 2003

Hi everybody,

I need to buy an up-to-date English dictionary. At the moment I use a 6-7 year old Webster's, and I'd prefer to have a dictionary of British English as well, with a CD-ROM too if possible. Could you please give me advice? Thanks a lot


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Oxford Jul 5, 2003

have a look at www.oed.com

IMHO this is the best dictionary you can buy. For that matter, it also lists american spelling variations and meanings, so you get the best of both worlds.

It comes in several sizes. You will have to decide which one suits you (and your wallet) best.

HTH
Pawel Skalinski


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Grigoriy Smirnov  Identity Verified
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Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary Jul 5, 2003

I use this dictionary during about 10 years. It's British English Dictionary with clear explanations and useful examples. Also, I know a comparative lexicological study where this dictionary was recognized as the best one.

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Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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Oxford Jul 5, 2003

PAS wrote:

have a look at www.oed.com

IMHO this is the best dictionary you can buy. For that matter, it also lists american spelling variations and meanings, so you get the best of both worlds.

It comes in several sizes. You will have to decide which one suits you (and your wallet) best.

HTH
Pawel Skalinski


To my opinion Oxford English Dictionaries are the best. I use "The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary" as a hard copy and "The New Oxford Dictionary of English" dictionary programme by iFinger www.ifinger.com
I heard about the unabridged "Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Ed. on CD-ROM " and plan to buy it.


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Oxford (OED), Chambers & Collins are the three long established UK lexicographers Jul 6, 2003

with the OED being the most prestigious, but all three very respectable, and providing good dictionaries and products.

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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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thanks Jul 7, 2003

Thanks a lot for your advice. Bye!

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