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Which dictionary do you use and suggest others?
Posted Date: 28 Aug 2012 Posted By:: Pritam Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 735 Points: 5
I want to ask to the members of this site that which dictionary do they use and why. Dictionary being the important part of learning English, so using the best one will do world of good. I personally use two dictionaries one is Chambers dictionary and the Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary (8th edition) which I recently bought MRP:625. I love using Chambers dictionary because it provides the origin of the word. These days dictionaries and grammar books are coming with CD with is extremely helpful. I feel we should update our dictionary once in a decade as some words are obsoleted and some are added.
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|#346930 Author: Juana Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 164 Date: 28/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I have the Webster Comprehensive Dictionary Encylopedic Edition. It is in two volumes and loaded with information. I agree with you that with time some words become obsolete and new words are added into the English dictionary. In fact in the recent past a lot of words from Indian origin have been accepted and added in to the dictionary by Webster and Cambridge.
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|#346939 Author: Rajendra Singh Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 120 Date: 28/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I also use the Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary (8th edition) which is I think best for find-out correct meaning of the word and different uses. Its supplementary part is also very good and provide very useful information.
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|#346961 Author: Mala Jaiswar Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 70 Date: 28/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
Time has changed very much and in this world of the internet, I enter the word on Google or any online dictionary site and get the correct meaning since my computer is on most of the time. If I am not on my computer I open the browser on my smart phone and look up the word on Google. It only takes a few seconds. It has been a long time since I used a physical dictionary.
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|#347068 Author: Ankur Garg Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 41 Date: 28/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 1|
I would suggest you to go for Oxford Advanced Learner's dictionary to ensure your knowledge ride. The use of words in this dictionary is really good.
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|#347094 Author: Veena Sharma Member Level: Diamond Member Rank: 29 Date: 29/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I have always liked oxford and I am using it since I was a teenager. I have always trust this dictionary and the best thing is that it have a very simple and clear meaning of the word; which is simply great.
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|#347096 Author: Infantina Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 2178 Date: 29/Aug/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
Even I had Oxford and Webster dictionary when I was in school. It was very helpful. I used to keep it beside while reading novels and thus got to learn many new words.
Now I use the one online. There are options where you can even listen to the pronunciations nowadays and thus much better way to learn new words.
|#349240 Author: Lokesh reddy Member Level: Bronze Member Rank: 3994 Date: 05/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I am using oxford english mini dictionary which cost is 75 only but it has very advantage
.Essential all the words you need every day .Easy to use definitions are clearer and more accessible than ever before .Practical extra help with spelling...grammer... ...and vocabulary
|#349245 Author: Chitra Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 74 Date: 05/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I have been using the Oxford dictionary since my school days and I would definitely suggest it to others as well as it is a very well known dictionary.
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|#349409 Author: Lakshmi Narayan Member Level: Gold Member Rank: 59 Date: 05/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 4|
With internet revolution and presence of computer/ laptop along with internet facility almost in all homes, I think that there is no more need of dictionaries in physical form. If you are sitting in front of your computer and you want to see the meaning of any word, will you move from your seat to pick up a dictionary and look in it to search for the meaning of a word? I don't think so. Now we can type any word in search engine like Google and know its meaning. Alternatively, Google translate is a best dictionary in itself. You can see the translation of and from any desired language. Thus, it is not wrong to say that digital dictionaries are now having more space than physical dictionaries.
|#349418 Author: K Mohan Member Level: Platinum Member Rank: 4 Date: 05/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 2|
I am having Oxford Genie and that is very useful to verify my doubts. It is the collection of wholesome dictionary information. My children are also using it very often and find the matter.
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|#350503 Author: HARSHA Member Level: Silver Member Rank: 1193 Date: 09/Sep/2012 Rating: Points: 3|
I usually use OXFORD dictionary to understand the typical words. When you buy that book, you will get a free CD which is "OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S COMPASS" from oxford university press. You can install this software to your PC. Through this software you can listen the pronounciation.
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