Language Arts & Disciplines

NTC's English Idioms Dictionary

NTC's English Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: National Textbook Company Trade

ISBN: UOM:39015029556415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 514

Contains definitions for over 5500 idioms of contemporary English, including slang, cliches, proverbs, formal and informal expressions
Foreign Language Study

NTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

NTC's Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions

Author: Steven Racek Kleinedler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0844257796

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 735

With more than 7,000 up-to-date phrases, this dictionary covers situations from talking to a doctor to ordering a meal, and helps learners communicate personal feelings, and make small talk.
Foreign Language Study

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844208310

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 419

View: 711

NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary. Its features include a definition of each idiom that includes at least two examples of usage, an alphabetical index for locating each idiom, and an easy-to-read format with a minimum of abbreviations and symbols. NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms is an invaluable tool that allows writers, speakers, and students of English to locate the exact idiomatic expressions they need quickly and easily.
Foreign Language Study

NTC's Super-Mini English Idioms Dictionary

NTC's Super-Mini English Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071399951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 422

This includes more than 1,800 of the most frequently used idioms in contemporary British English, each with at least two example sentences. Compiled with non-native speakers in mind, the entire collection is compressed into a pocket-size edition.
Reference

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0658001302

Category: Reference

Page: 528

View: 254

Here's something new and exciting from NTC, the leading publisher of books for students of English as a second language. Electronic dictionaries on CD-ROM make it easy to look up a word or phrase instantly and have access to thousands of typical American English example sentences. The student can store selected entries in his or her personal electronic notebook. Conduct faster, easier research with eDictionaries on CD-ROM -- Open and search any number of dictionaries at once -- Internet link provides updates and additional entries -- Free on-line site for purchasing additional reference materials -- Each eDictionary also includes two bonus dictionaries: NTC's Dictionary of Acronyms and Abbreviations and NTC's Dictionary of Proverbs and Cliches
Americanisms

NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases

NTC's Dictionary of American English Phrases

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844208485

Category: Americanisms

Page: 559

View: 819

"NTC's Dictionary of American English phrases, " by Richard A. Spears, Ph.D., provides more than 15,000 examples of usage for approxiamtely 7,000 common and useful American English expressions.
Reference

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844202746

Category: Reference

Page: 644

View: 721

Contains definitions, explanations, cross-references, and examples for 14,000 formal and informal American expressions.
Literary Criticism

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786459957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

View: 458

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
Americanisms

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:49015002912369

Category: Americanisms

Page: 482

View: 106

A collection of idiomatic phrases and sentences that occur frequently in American English.
Reference

NTC's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary

NTC's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears

Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group

ISBN: 0844209163

Category: Reference

Page: 268

View: 867

With more than 1,500 clichés, proverbs, and informal expressions, this is a super source of everyday American idioms.
Reference

English-Russian/Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms

English-Russian/Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Brian Windley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728382920

Category: Reference

Page: 484

View: 799

An idiom is a group of words the actual meaning of which cannot easily be predicted from the specific meanings of the component words. Both the English and Russian languages are highly idiomatic. The use of idioms is natural to the speakers of a particular language, but has less or even no meaning to the speakers of another language. However, in any colloquial language there are also a host of overlapping idiomatic expressions, proverbs, phrases, and sayings which stretch the idiom definition. Moreover, there are often alternative words for certain words in an idiom, some idioms have more than one meaning, and extensive groupings have been made under certain major verbs and nouns. All these variations are given in this dictionary. This volume contains the most comprehensive dictionary of English to Russian and equivalent Russian to English idioms available worldwide today. There are in total about 10,000 entries of different idioms, but many have several alternatives in their groupings, which makes the overall total several times that number.
Literary Criticism

Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Author: Alexander Margulis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609577

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 495

View: 797

This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as “Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people,” is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: “Young colts will canter” (British) and “Boys will be boys” (American). The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.