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Dictionaries

Dictionaries

WHY USE A DICTIONARY?1. it can be used in finding meanings2. to look up the spelling of a word3. pronunciation4. inflected forms of words5. increasing your vocabulary power6. writing essays7. speaking English more fluently8. to know many more words9. learning many new meanings10. framing sentences11. word division 12.contextual usages

ONLINE DICTIONARIES•http://oxforddictionaries.com/ Oxford Dictionary of English; New Oxford American Dictionary; Oxford Thesaurus of English; Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus•http://www.collinsdictionary.com/ Collins Unabridged English Dictionary; Collins Unabridged Thesaurus; Collins Webster's American English Dictionary•http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary•http://dictionary.reference.com/ Unabridged v. 1.1 and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Ed.•http://www.ldoceonline.com/ Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhttp:/www.macmillandictionary.com/ Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners•http://www.merriam-webster.com/ Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

DICTIONARY FACTSThe words are all in alphabetic or A-B-C order. Words sometimes have more than one definition. There is also other information about words such as their function or part of speech, their pronunciation, as well as origins, or roots, of words

What so wild as words are?ROBERT BROWNING, A Woman's Last Word

Although there are many different types of dictionaries, they all provide definitions.


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