HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
Loading...

The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus (edition 2004)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4911039,005 (4.68)1
"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.… (more)
Member:Wheelerday
Title:The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
Authors:
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (2004), Hardcover, 1128 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:None

Work Information

Writer's Thesaurus by Christine Lindberg

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 10 (next | show all)
The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus (2004)
  arosoff | Jul 10, 2021 |
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
Love this thesaurus! You never 'finish' reading a thesaurus. ( )
  Jolene.M | Jul 30, 2020 |
I love looking through this just for fun. It is easy to find words. There are helpful hints as well so it makes it easier to remember which word is more appropriate to use. I just wish I had gotten this sooner as I am learning so many cool things and this is helping me write better! ( )
  eeminxs | Jun 7, 2016 |
This new edition of the Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is more exceptional than ever, solidifying its place as the one thesaurus every writer (or aspiring writer) will want to have. It provides more than 300,000 synonyms and 10,000 antonyms, with copious real-life example sentences and careful selection and ordering of the most relevant synonyms. Additional features include notes on American English usage and word spectrums showing the shades of meaning between polar opposites. The text is enhanced with thoughtful mini-essays on favorite words by ten noted contemporary writers--David Auburn, Michael Dirda, David Lehman, Erin McKean, Stephin Merritt, Francine Prose, Zadie Smith, Jean Strouse, David Foster Wallace, and Simon Winchester.
This new edition has been updated and enhanced, including a new foreword by award-winning author Rick Moody. Additionally, the second edition introduces new Word Toolkits, which use an exciting visual display of information to demonstrate the nuances in meaning and use of closely related words. Also new to this edition is a center section including thematic word lists, as well as a comprehensive language guide with writing tips. The new features are based on findings from Oxford's groundbreaking language research program and the Oxford English Corpus.
The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is truly (surely, certainly, unquestionably) the perfect tool for discriminating writers of all varieties looking for the perfect word.
  Bugs2Bunny | Aug 17, 2010 |
Showing 1-5 of 10 (next | show all)

» Add other authors (17 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Christine Lindbergprimary authorall editionscalculated
Dirda, MichaelEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lahman, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merritt, StephinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moody, RickForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Prose, FrancineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, ZadieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strouse, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wallace, David FosterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zimmer, BenIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Preface:  The Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus is so much more than just a thesaurus.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

"Written by writers for writers, this innovative thesaurus truly advances the time-honored word source. Some 25,000 word meanings and connotations are elucidated by means of more than 300,000 synonyms, 10,000 antonymns, 250 word notes written by noted authors, and generous listings of example sentences. Many special features, such as usage notes, word spectrums, and a language guide, further clarify a word's many nuances and assist the user in finding just the right expression. For all readers, wordsmiths, scribblers, and hacks, Oxford's new thesaurus should be on every library's reference shelf."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.68)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 2
3.5 1
4 7
4.5 1
5 30

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 164,413,553 books! | Top bar: Always visible