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, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.3 an adjustable tool like a spanner, used for gripping and turning nuts or bolts. wrest /rest/ v. 1 forcibly pull ... on a strap round the wrist. writ1 n. an official document from a court of law or other legal authority, ordering a person to do or not to do something. writ2 v. old-fashioned past part. of write. writ large in an obvious or exaggerated form. write v. (writes, writing, wrote; past part. written) 1 mark letters, words, or other symbols on a surface, with a pen, pencil, or similar implement.
|Title||:||Paperback Oxford English Dictionary|
|Author||:||Oxford Dictionaries,, Maurice Waite|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2012-05-10|