The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : Jennifer Speake
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2015-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9780198734901
ISBN 13 : 0198734905
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2016-10-06
ISBN 10 : 9780191084249
ISBN 13 : 0191084247
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : J. A. Simpson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 333
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105021931857
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

This searchable database provides access to over 1,000 entries from the third edition of the Concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : J. A. Simpson
Publisher : Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 316
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003015683
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

Lists recorded usages and meaning for hundreds of proverbs arranged by key word, from "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" to "Youth must be served"

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : J. A. Simpson
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : OCLC:901471393
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

This unique and authoritative collection contains over 1,100 of the most widely-used proverbs in English with research drawing on the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. Lively and compelling, this book is filled with favourites - old and new - and with the fascinating history of each proverb through the ages.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : Jennifer Speake
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 375
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : IND:30000095341818
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

Traces the history of more than eleven hundred proverbs that are still in current use, offering detailed annotations and up-to-the-minute citations from around the English-speaking world.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : John Simpson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 464
Release : 1985-10
ISBN 10 : 0192819151
ISBN 13 : 9780192819154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : Jennifer Speake
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : 0191799440
ISBN 13 : 9780191799440
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description:

"This unique and authoritative dictionary covers the most widely used proverbs in English, using the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. The new edition adds many sayings that have gained currency in recent years, such as 'better out than in' and 'if you can't be good, be lucky'. Explanations have been added or expanded for hundreds of proverbs, and examples of usage updated. A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing" --

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

A Dictionary of American Proverbs
Author : Wolfgang Mieder
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 710
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 9780195053999
ISBN 13 : 0195053990
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of American Proverbs Book Description:

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
Author : John Simpson
Publisher :
Total Pages : 256
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : OCLC:180509737
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Book Description: