Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Concise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM” as Want to Read:
Concise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Concise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM

by
4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  196 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
This is a major new edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary, published together with a fully up-to-date text of the dictionary on CD-ROM, containing over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 1,800 new words. It offers rich vocabulary coverage, with full treatment of World English, rare, historical, and archaic terms, as well as scientifi ...more
Hardcover, 1728 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press (first published 1911)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Concise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Concise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary by Merriam-WebsterThe Oxford English Dictionary by J.A. SimpsonEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary by A.S. Hornby
Dictionaries
24th out of 237 books — 43 voters
Rogets 21st Century Thesaurus by Peter Mark RogetConcise Oxford English Dictionary with CDROM by Oxford University PressBrewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Ebenezer Cobham BrewerCollins Webster's Dictionary by Collins PublishersThe Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy by Robert  Berkow
Best Reference Books Ever
2nd out of 41 books — 17 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 442)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Heeshy
Aug 24, 2012 Heeshy rated it liked it
A bit of a disjointed and wordy story about an Aardvark who goes through many, many random adventures as he searches for a xylophone that he can take to his friend the zebra at a zoo.
Richard Thomas
Dec 06, 2014 Richard Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
I suppose through habit and school, this is my dictionary of first resort - I do own four others including the Shorter Oxford. It is accessible, sensible in its definitions and in the main authoritative.
Me. Not you; me.
Sep 10, 2007 Me. Not you; me. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people desperate to read
i guess i'll never be able to summarize this book.
Lynda
Sep 16, 2016 Lynda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All word lovers.
Shelves: part-read, reference
Mine copy didn't have the CD with it, but in every other way this is the edition I have.

I use this one most, and like the clear, concise, meanings in plain English.

But I also have the Shorter Oxford dictionary as well if I wish to look deeper for shades of meaning, perhaps in older texts where the meaning may have changed over time. That version does have a CD-Rom, which is brilliant too, especially as it provides pronunciation. It is here I go browsing words

And yes I have another as well, but
...more
♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮
Jun 05, 2016 ♥Magic Wonderland☯♥☮ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: non-fiction
I love w o r d s. They are fun to read, spell and to speak out aloud. Enough written words for now.
Tiffoknee the 3rd Conner
Mar 07, 2008 Tiffoknee the 3rd Conner rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: The Inquisitive Ones.
Shelves: indispensable
Sometimes, I just like to read words. That's all. Words and what they mean. Am I weird?
Sue
Jan 08, 2009 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My son gave me this dictionary for Christmas to replace the awful one we have been using the past nine or ten years. Word origins and phrases are included, which is exactly what I wanted. Recently I looked up the word "plashy" as it was used in a poem, and while the old dictionary did not contain this word, the new Oxford dictionary did. Additionally, the Oxford dictionary has interesting appendices such as Prime Ministers and Presidents. Out with the old dictionary and in with the new!
Andy Carrington
May 06, 2016 Andy Carrington rated it did not like it
Shelves: gathering-dust
Wank.
Jenny
Sep 09, 2007 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who hate the weird pronunciation symbols in most dictionaries
Shelves: reference
The best part about the Oxford is that it shows the pronunciation phonetically, instead of using those stupid symbols, the name of which has escaped me since undergrad English.
Jennifer
Jan 24, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't beat it for an up-to-date dictionary at a decent price.

"Turns out the zebra did it."
Susannah
Jun 03, 2008 Susannah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone studying for the national spelling bee!
my new years resolution will be to read the dictionary the whole way through!
Ellen
Sep 26, 2010 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Best Eng. dictionary ever! I have a very old copy of it, and use it frequently.
Christine
Feb 27, 2013 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing
This one's a must for the writer who expects to market internationally.
Brigid Primrose
Feb 15, 2009 Brigid Primrose rated it it was amazing
Always near me and always teaching me. Best book ever.
Rachel Smith
Jul 27, 2011 Rachel Smith rated it it was amazing
Before Auto-Correct, this book saved my life.
Ann M
Aug 24, 2007 Ann M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
Good desk reference.
Todd
Dec 13, 2007 Todd rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who like words
Lots of words... explained.
BookDB
BookDB marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2016
Satriya Maulana
Satriya Maulana rated it liked it
Aug 27, 2016
alhajahmed
alhajahmed rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2016
Laura
Laura marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2016
Erica During
Erica During marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2016
Shekhar
Shekhar rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2016
Badriah Jaber
Badriah Jaber marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2016
Tareq A.
Tareq A. rated it it was amazing
Jun 28, 2016
Nizam uddin
Nizam uddin rated it really liked it
Jun 20, 2016
Erik
Erik rated it it was amazing
Jul 24, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Reference Books)
  • The Chambers Dictionary
  • A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
  • The Economist Style Guide
  • Essential English for Journalists, Editors and Writers
  • Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation
  • The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language
  • Complete Plain Words
  • Language Change: Progress or Decay?
  • Arabic-English Dictionary
  • The American Heritage Dictionary
  • London A-Z
  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History
  • The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: Volume 1: The Medieval Period
  • Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
  • The Oxford Classical Dictionary
  • Port Out, Starboard Home
2901941
Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the University of Oxford, is the largest university press in the world. The university became involved in printing around 1480, becoming a major source of Bibles, prayer books and scholarly works. It took on the Oxford English Dictionary project in the late 19th century, and in order to meet the ever-rising costs of the work, it expanded into publishi ...more
More about Oxford University Press...

Share This Book