Oxford School Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

Oxford School Dictionary

Written by Andrew Delahunty

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9+ (Year 5-6, KS 2-3) . A fresh new look, in colour, for the Oxford School Dictionary, aimed at 9+, with 45,000 words and phrases, and extra reading and writing support. This authoritative dictionary is a comprehensive dictionary for both home and school.


Oxford School Dictionary by Andrew Delahunty

Each entry contains clear numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, easy pronunciation guides, supporting example sentences and notes to help with using the words accurately. There are word origins for all root words. Guidewords at the top of each page and the full alphabet with a tab on the letter of the page make it very easy to navigate; the page design is clear and straightforward. There is a friendly and useful guide to using the dictionary dealing with FAQs such as, What do you use a dictionary for? How do I find the words I want? Also useful are the prefixes, suffixes and words and phrases from around the world that are given in full at the back.


‘This is a useful, well thought-out volume with clear headings, intelligible etymologies and friendly usage notes’ Independent

‘This is the only dictionary you will ever need for your children.’ Independent

‘Design: A light and clear design, with bold head words and usage boxes. Accessibility: Clearly pitched at its target audience, which is secondary school pupils. Content: Very comprehensive. Forty-five thousand words – all very pithily explained. Verdict: A superb reference book’ Independent

About the Author

Andrew Delahunty

Andrew Delahunty is a lexicographer and writer on language with many years' experience compiling dictionaries and thesauruses for children. Children have a natural fascination for words and love playing with language.

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832 pages


Andrew Delahunty
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th May 2011




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