'It is not just the meaning of a word but the feel of a word that counts. The end result when we wish to compile a list of these particular words is a dictionary that characterises us as a community.' Kate Grenville, international award-winning Australian author. The Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition -- Australia's National Dictionary is a comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of Australian English. It covers words and meanings which are particular to our variety of English, as well as those common to the whole English-speaking world, with evidence sourced from corpus data. The Seventh Edition features thousands of new words and senses, such as grandcare, rumbler alarm, fitspiration, modest wear, cool burn, freecycle, grolar bear, digital tattoo, listicle, captain's call, robopoll, vamping, spiraliser and slackpacking. It also includes: · words and phrases from regional Australia · slang and colloquialisms · words from Aboriginal English · etymologies (word origins) · illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context · valuable usage notes to clarify common language questions · a guide to punctuation · Foreword by Kate Grenville, international award-winning Australian author The Macquarie Dictionary -- Australia's National Dictionary was first published in 1981, and is now both nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.
This Macquarie Concise Dictionary Seventh Edition provides an up-to-date reference of Australian English, with wide coverage to meet the needs of the general dictionary user. Based on the comprehensive Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition, this volume includes words and meanings which are particular to our variety of English, as well as those common to the whole English-speaking world, with evidence sourced from corpus data. The Macquarie Concise Dictionary includes: · hundreds of new words and definitions such as Bechdel test, fat-shame, freecycle, lane filtering, robopoll · words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as big data, cyberwarrior, digital tattoo, domotics, dox, listicle, live-tweet, smart buoy · words and phrases from regional Australia, such as early minute, four-pointer, mufti day, Stobie pole · illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context · valuable usage notes · etymologies (word origins)
The Macquarie Little Thesaurus is based on the respected Macquarie Dictionary, now in its seventh edition. With its compact, easy-to-use format, the Macquarie Little Thesaurus is perfect for school, home or the office. It features: - more than 85,000 synonyms - Australian English - A to Z format for easy reference - contemporary words - many informal expressions
The Macquarie Little Dictionary is based on the complete Macquarie Dictionary, now in its seventh edition. It is an ideal up-to-date reference for anyone seeking quick solutions to questions of spelling, meaning and usage within the core vocabulary of Australian English. Its portable format is perfect for school, home or the office. It features: - more than 31,000 definitions - new words and meanings for items such as freecycle, listicle, microbead, and spiralise - valuable usage notes to help with common language problems - list of common prefixes and suffixes
The Macquarie Dictionary
Author: Arthur Delbridge
Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW, Australia : Macquarie Library
The English language is changing constantly. We invent new words and phrases, we mash up idioms, we mispronounce, misuse, misappropriate. Sue Butler has heard it all and is ready to defend and disagree with common usage. Veering from tolerance to outrage, she examines how the word sheila took a nose-dive after World War II, considers whether we should hunker or bunker down, and bemoans the emptiness of rhetoric. She shouts 'down with closure' as it leaps from the psychoanalyst's couch, explains why we've lost the plot on deceptively, untangles the manuka honey stoush, fathoms why the treatment of famous is infamous, and ponders whether you would, could or should ... Rebel without a Clause is a fascinatingly idiosyncratic romp through the world of words by lexicographer and former Macquarie Dictionary Editor, Sue Butler.
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