Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9780199829927
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 1050
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Features more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing and quick guides to easily confused words.

Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0195342844
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 1052
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Oxford American Writer s Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-oxford-american-writer-s-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9780195170764
  • Release Date: 2004-10-21
  • Number of pages: 1088
  • Author: Christine Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this thesaurus, more than three hundred thousand synonyms and ten thousand antonyms can be found, as well as nearly two hundred collections of nouns to add detail to writing, quick guides to easily confused words, and other useful features.

Roget s Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

  • Filename: roget-s-thesaurus-of-words-for-intellectuals.
  • ISBN: 9781440529771
  • Release Date: 2011-10-15
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: David Olsen
  • Publisher: Adams Media

Want to find a term similar to "erudite" (meaning possessing extensive knowledge on a given subject)? Try "recondite" (meaning knowledge that's obscure and beyond ordinary knowledge). Want to find a word for "proud"? You can use "overweening" (meaning overconfident) instead. Under the time-tested and respected banner of "Roget's Thesaurus", here's an array of words and their definitions organized by meaning. Drawn from the top-selling "The Big Book of Words You Should Know" and "The Words You Should Know to Sound Smart", this thesaurus will be essential for students, writers, and anyone who enjoys a complex and sophisticated vocabulary.

Oxford Thesaurus of English

  • Filename: oxford-thesaurus-of-english.
  • ISBN: 9780199560813
  • Release Date: 2009-08-13
  • Number of pages: 988
  • Author: Maurice Waite
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

The Writer s Idea Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-writer-s-idea-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 9781599638249
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Fred White
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page... Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts. You'll find a vast treasury of story ideas inside, organized by subject, theme, and situation categories, and listed alphabetically for easy reference. Author and award-winning writing instructor Fred White shows you how to build out and customize these ideas to create unique plots that reflect your personal storytelling sensibilities, making The Writer's Idea Thesaurus an invaluable tool for generating creative ideas and vanquishing writer's block--for good. Inside you'll find: 2,000 unique and dynamic story ideas perfect for novels and short stories of any genre or writing style Twenty major idea categories, such as The Invasion of X, The Transformation of X into Y, Escape from X, The Curse of X, and more Multiple situations that further refine the major categories, such as The Creation of Artificial Life, The Descent Into Madness, Love in the Workplace, The Journey to a Forgotten Realm, and more Invaluable advice on how to customize each idea. The Writer's Idea Thesaurus is an interactive story generator that opens the door to thousands of new story arcs and plotlines.

The Oxford American Desk Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-oxford-american-desk-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015043760605
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 516
  • Author: Christine A. Lindberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Lists synonyms and related words for hundreds of entries

Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

  • Filename: oxford-rhyming-dictionary.
  • ISBN: 0192801155
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 659
  • Author: Clive Upton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Finding the perfect rhyme becomes simple with a comprehensive reference book designed to aid songwriters, poets, and anyone searching for the perfect sound, with more than 85,000 words arranged in a simple and easy-to-use format.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

  • Filename: the-blue-book-of-grammar-and-punctuation.
  • ISBN: 9781118790328
  • Release Date: 2014-01-22
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane Straus
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

The Cambridge Thesaurus of American English

  • Filename: the-cambridge-thesaurus-of-american-english.
  • ISBN: 052141427X
  • Release Date: 1994-02-25
  • Number of pages: 526
  • Author: William D. Lutz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cambridge Thesaurus of American English is an original and up-to-date collection of over 200,000 synonyms and antonyms for the most commonly used words and phrases in contemporary American English. Compiled by renowned expert on American language use and author of Doublespeak, William Lutz, the Thesaurus is alphabetically arranged, and designed to give the user quick access to a coherent set of synonyms and antonyms. The Cambridge Thesaurus provides a brief list of common, usable synonyms organized according to their frequency of use and their meaning. In those cases where the distinction between senses of a word is not clear, a brief definition is provided. Any synonyms that are slang or that have restricted usage are clearly labeled to that effect. Concise and readable yet complete and reliable, The Cambridge Thesaurus will be the ideal desktop reference for high school and college students, office personnel, and anyone else in search of that perfect word.

The Oxford English Dictionary

  • Filename: the-oxford-english-dictionary.
  • ISBN: 0195218884
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: John A. Simpson
  • Publisher:

The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words and traces their usage through 2.5 million illustrative quotations from a wide range of literary and other sources. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new version of The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on CD-ROM thus offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. New Features *The powerful Advanced search makes it possible to make use of the full potential of the OED. Complex search expressions can be built through the use of Boolean operators, case-sensitive searching, exact character searching, restricting searches to previous search results, searching in pronunciations, and an extended range of wildcard options *A new installation option makes it possible to run the Dictionary from the hard disk *The Automatic Look-up feature enables fast access to OED headwords from any Microsoft Office 97 or 2000 application. This feature can be used within the OED CD-ROM itself to look up words in the definition or quotation text System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended.

The Emotion Thesaurus

  • Filename: the-emotion-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 1475004958
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Angela Ackerman
  • Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

"One of the biggest problem areas for writers is conveying emotion to the reader in a unique, compelling way. When showing our characters' feelings, we often grab onto the first idea that comes to mind, and our characters end up smiling, shrugging, nodding, and frowning far too much. Need some inspiration to get you beyond the basics? Inside The Emotion Thesaurus, you'll find: 75 emotion entires that list body language, thoughts, and visceral responses for each, a breakdown of the biggest emotion-related writing problems and how to overcome them, body language and action cues that address both acute and suppressed forms of emotion, suggestions for each emotion that cover a range of intensity, from mild to extreme, 75 description tips on emotion, dialogue, characters, and setting."--

How to Write About Music

  • Filename: how-to-write-about-music.
  • ISBN: 9781628920451
  • Release Date: 2015-02-26
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.

Oxford Mini Dictionary and Thesaurus

  • Filename: oxford-mini-dictionary-and-thesaurus.
  • ISBN: 0199692637
  • Release Date: 2012-01-26
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

An easy-to-use integrated dictionary and thesaurus containing 40,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions and 65,000 synonyms and antonyms.

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