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Chambers is one of the world's most respected dictionary publishers, appealing particularly to word lovers and those who revel in all the quirks of the English language. Its extensive list of innovative language and reference titles includes the renowned Brewer's list of endlessly browsable dictionaries of phrase and fable, and covers English-language dictionaries and thesauruses for every level of user from school to crossword fan, from English learner to student of slang. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.
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The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords, Book 1

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Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords featuring 100 puzzles to test your general knowledge. The puzzles occupy the "challenging", mid-range territory, striking a balance between the accessible and the unattainable. Each includes a handful of clues from both ends of the spectrum: relatively easy ones, allowing solvers a way in, and toughies, that stretch the cerebral powers much more. You will find a mix of music, flora and fauna, TV, cinema, geography, literature, the Classics and sport; orthodox general knowledge to help you extract maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from every 15 x 15 word square.Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.

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The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords, Book 1

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Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords featuring a 'ton' of cryptic challenges to give your brain a workout.In each puzzle there are one or two easy clues to provide a way in, and all the solutions, bar the odd exception, can be found in the Chambers Dictionary. No specialist knowledge is required: if you have a good grasp of the English language and an interest in words, you should be able to crack the clues.This collection is designed to provide a fair challenge for seasoned experts, but also give 'average solvers' a decent chance of completing the puzzles. Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

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With over 25,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the category-leading quotations dictionaryWelcome to a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history. With more quotes than any other quotations dictionary, from more sources, with better international coverage and full author biographies rather than just a brief line, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the only book you need.This new edition brings things right up to date with thousands of new quotations right up to 2015, mixing old favourites and new sources such as Barack Obama, Bradley Wiggins, Kurt Vonnegut, Arsene Wenger, Richard Dawkins, Seamus Heaney, Pope Francis and of course, 50 Cent.This is a browser's paradise stretching from ancient times to the present day. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, starting with Diane Abbot's description of the United Kingdom's Parliament as 'a nightmare of elderly white males' and finishing with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling us to 'move fast and break things'. Between those two extremes are just under 1000 pages of quotations, followed by a 350 page keyword index, so you can locate a quote even if you can only remember a single word or phrase.As well as literary quotations from important authors past and present this collection contains quotations from writers, critics, politicians and journalists. We have sought out memorable phrases from scientists, industrialists, entertainers, sportspeople, and many more, to reflect the diversity of modern life. And just as the world has changed since the last edition of this dictionary, so many of the hundreds of new quotations reflect these changes, and important global and local events.The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations includes quotations from over 4,000 sources, including: Jonathan Aitken, Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani, David Beckham, The Bible, Tony Blair, Don Bradman, Robert Burns, George W Bush, Catullus, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Clough, Jarvis Cocker, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Dickens, Tracey Emin, E M Forster, Stephen Fry, Joseph Heller, Charlton Heston, John Humphrys, Joan of Arc, Elton John, The Koran, Mao Zedong, George Melly, George Michael, Jo Moore, Andrew Motion, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Plato, Will Self, William Shakespeare, Stevie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Michael Winner, Emile Zola and many more.If you've ever struggled with a half-remembered line or you've got a quote in your head and don't know where it comes from, this is the book for you. 'A fresh and lively collection... first-class' Sunday Times'A wonderful volume... full of goodies' Irish Independent'Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand' Philip Pullman

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 4th Edition

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The Chambers Thesaurus, 5th Edition

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The Chambers Dictionary (13th Edition)

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'THE CHAMBERS DICTIONARY IS THE MOST USEFUL AND DIVERTING SINGLE-VOLUME WORD-HOARD AVAILABLE' Telegraph'CHAMBERS IS A MARVEL OF WIT, CLARITY AND PRACTICALITY' Observer'THE MOST HUMAN OF DICTIONARIES' Philip Pullman'CHAMBERS IS AN OPEN DOOR TO WORDS AT THEIR WITTIEST, MOST ROOTED, MOST REVEALING, AND MOST POWERFUL' Ali SmithFirst published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Yet it remains lighter and easier to hold, and now has an even more durable jacket so that it will be a beautiful hardback reference for many years to come.This 13th edition retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Dictionary, including the unique, quirky definitions. There are over 1,000 new words and meanings, and there is also a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble, showing how English words and definitions have changed over the history of The Chambers Dictionary.The Chambers Dictionary is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback dictionary. It is regarded as the dictionary of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words, and its unique personality that comes across in a definition style that is both useful and witty.'CHAMBERS STANDS OUT LIKE A BAROQUE MANSION IN A CITY OF FACELESS CONCRETE' Melvyn Bragg***Fully revised and updated February 2016 to include additional 'enriching' words***

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary Paperback

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The Chambers Thesaurus, 4th Edition

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In this book:'The Chambers Thesaurus is a veritable treasure-trove, including the greatest selection of alternative words and phrases available in an A to Z format. Modern vocabulary sits alongside archaic, and technical terms, formal language and slang are all covered.'This new, fourth edition contains 200 updated entries including the latest words entering the language. They reflect a range of social and technological changes: - From the digital world comes the growth of 'citizen journalism', the menace of the 'cyberbully' and the tricky rules of 'netiquette'. - The green agenda is explored through the evolution of recycling - 'precycle' and 'upcycle' - as well as the inclusion of 'organic' and 'e-waste'.- From the economic recession comes 'agflation', 'NEET', 'cash-strapped' and the increasingly popular 'daycation'.The Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a brand new 48-page section of curious and intriguing word lists, offers practical advice for anyone wanting to write, present or speak creatively. It also reflects the quirkiness and ever-evolving nature of English. Discover a range of fascinating and useful synonyms and expressions for our modern world:- Get the words to impress at an interview - 'champion' and 'skillset'.- Learn how to avoid annoying clichés - 'ultimately' not 'at the end of the day'.- Discover how to sound like a foodie or a fashionista - 'slow food' and 'fast fashion'.- Examine the rise of coffee culture - 'dead eye', 'flat white' and 'skinny'.- Understand modern phobias like 'email bankruptcy' and 'infomania'. - Explore the rise of Blinglish - 'bruv' and 'safe'.An ideal companion to The Chambers Dictionary, all lovers of language and its intricate evolution will find this new edition both compelling and indispensable

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The Chambers Crossword Dictionary 3rd edition (Hardback)

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The Chambers Paperback Thesaurus

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The Chambers Paperback Dictionary

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Containing thousands of clear definitions, The Chambers Paperback Dictionary is the ideal easy-to-use guide to finding the right word and spelling every time.Clearly structured word entries include information on pronunciation, related terms and associated set phrases to give you extra help with choosing and using the right word. New good writing supplement informs and entertains with tips on effective style and structure, global English and memory prompts for remembering tricky spellings.

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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Standard)

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The Chambers Dictionary, 12th Edition (Thumb Indexed)The dictionary of choice for word loversImmerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative, and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether you're an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion. The Chambers Dictionary delves deep into all the glories of the English language, covering weird and wonderful words like spoffish, jobernowl, mullligrubs and humdudgeon, all the while ensuring it covers the latest developments in English. Meticulously researched and expertly written, the highly acclaimed Chambers range has been at the forefront of presenting knowledge and learning in an engaging and accessible way since it was first established in the 19th century.Over 620,000 words, phrases, and meaningsFirst published in 1872, The Chambers Dictionary contains more words, phrases, and meanings than any other single-volume English dictionary. Rather than clog up space with lengthy definitions of everyday words, The Chambers Dictionary keeps them short, creating space for more intriguing, obscure, and historically-charged entries -- from alizari through to zuz. Peppered with witty definitions, Chambers is a pleasure to read.Highlights gems of EnglishEnglish is full of words that sound great, or that you never thought would exist. Only The Chambers Dictionary helps you discover them.Unrivalled help for wordgamesChambers is the dictionary of choice for crossword solvers, Scrabble(R) fans, and wordgame enthusiasts. The new Wordgame Companion section offers crossword code-breakers, indispensable two-letter word solutions, top-scoring Q and Z words, and much more.What is new in this edition?New wordsNow in its 12th edition, the dictionary has been updated to include words and expressions that have entered the language in the four years since the last edition was published. Word Lover's MiscellanyThe 12th edition includes a Word Lover's Miscellany with list upon list of words to appeal to the English language addict:- words to impress and surprise- words to cherish- words that are extinct- words that merit rescue- words to use in Scrabble(R) and other word games- words to watch- collective nouns- useful similes. . . and many moreBeautiful finishing touches:Ribbon The Chambers Dictionary is the only popular dictionary to still provide one. Why? Simply because people love them.Beautifully flat on a deskThe Chambers Dictionary lies perfectly flat on a desk so you can read the whole page with ease - even into the spine.Strong cloth binding, gold blocking, beautiful endpapersThe Chambers Dictionary is made to an incredibly high quality, guaranteed to withstand years of love.Foiled coverFoiling on the cover gives The Chambers Dictionary a luxurious aesthetic.Less cumbersome than other dictionariesSlimmer and easier to hold, despite the fact that it contains more words than any other single volume dictionary. And all without reducing text size. It's a neat trick.Thumb indexOnly provided by Chambers. A standard version without a thumb index is also available (ISBN: 9780550102379).

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Rainy Day: Games, Puzzles and Quizzes for All the Family

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Chambers Student Learners' Dictionary

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Chambers Rhyming Dictionary

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This enlarged edition of Chambers Rhyming Dictionary includes over 35,000 common words and phrases grouped together by rhyming pattern with an alphabetical index to take you to the word you want. Including place names, first names and famous people, and suitable for use in schools - rude words have been omitted - it also has a wider appeal for poets and songwriters.

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The Chambers Primary Dictionary

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Definitions are worded so that children at all levels can understand them easily and examples have been carefully chosen to make the meaning and use of words totally clear. Extra notes on difficult words help children to learn the correct spelling. Word classes, prefixes and suffixes and formal and informal uses are highlighted so children can learn and recognize different language features.Designed in colour for ease of use, with a large, easy-to-read font, Chambers Primary Dictionary complements the curriculum for all children in the UK aged 7-11.Complements the curriculum for all children in the UK aged 7-11:- Renewed Primary Framework in England and Wales- Revised Key Stage 2 Curriculum in Northern Ireland- National Guidelines in Scotland

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Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Numeracy

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Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Numeracy is a completely new book aimed at adults who lack confidence in their numeracy skills. The book provides users with an understanding of the key concepts and methods, then applies them in real-world situations such as calculating distances or working out interest payments. The two-colour text is clearly and spaciously laid out, and plentiful examples, diagrams, and exercises reinforce all the learning points. The book is based around the 'Skills for Life' numeracy curriculum created by the Department for Education and Skills and its author, Geoff Mainwaring, is a highly experienced teacher and lecturer in numeracy.

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Chambers Dictionary of Music

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Chambers Dictionary of Etymology

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With over 30,000 entries, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology is a prestigious and scholarly dictionary that explains where English words come from. An important etymological resource for the expert, it is also a useful reference source for the general reader.

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Chambers Murray Latin-English Dictionary

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First published in 1933, the Chambers Murray Latin-English Dictionary is the standard reference text for all advanced students of Latin.