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Language dictionaries: English

This is a selective list of English language dictionaries held on open access in the Humanities Reading Room. Brief details of each dictionary are given. The shelfmark of each item is given at the end of every citation; open access shelfmarks precede shelfmarks for any closed access copies. Editions in closed access may vary from those on the open shelves. Electronic resources can be accessed in the Electronic Resources Rooms in both Humanities - Floor 1 and 2.

English

6000 words: a supplement to Webster's third new international dictionary.
HLR423
YA.1994.b.6110
X.981/20343
  
Ayto, J. Twentieth century words.
HLR423
YC.1999.b.6284
  
The second Barnhart dictionary of new English.
HLR423
Lex.8a
  
The third Barnhart dictionary of new English.HLR423
  
Berg, D. L. A guide to the Oxford English dictionary.
HLR423
YK.1994.b.714
  
Bernstein's reverse dictionary.
HLR423
Lex.11
X.981/20317
  
Chambers dictionary.
HLR423
YC.1999.b.1991
  
Collins English dictionary.
HLR423
HUR423
YC.1999.b.7909
  
Encarta world English dictionary.
HLR 423
YC.2000.b.1266
  
Fowler, H. W. The New Fowler's modern English usage.
HLR423
Lex.241
  
Johnson, S. A dictionary of the English language.
HLR423
12985.h.12
626.h.12
  
Longman lexicon of contemporary English.
HLR423
HUR423
X.950/7479
X.950/5952
  
The new Oxford dictionary of English.
HLR423
YC.1999.b.1251
  
Oxford dictionary of new words.
HLR423
Lex.256
  
Oxford English dictionary.
Also available online, onsite only.
HLR423
Lex.189
  
Oxford English dictionary additions series.
HLR 423
YK.1994.b.2176
  
The concise Oxford English dictionary.
HLR423
HUR423
YC.1999.b.4866
  
The new shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles.
HLR423
HUR423
Lex.14
Lex.243
Lex.244
  
Oxford large print dictionary.
HLR423
YK.1997.b.738
  
The Oxford reverse dictionary.HLR423
YC.1999.a.5961
  
Partridge, E. H. Usage and abusage.  
HLR423
Lex.2
WP.3528/85
  
The new Penguin English dictionary.HLR423
  
The Times English dictionaryHLR423
YC.2001.b.2258
  
Webster's third new international dictionary of the English language.
HLR423
Lex.15
Lex.16
Lex.17
  

English synonyms

Brewer's dictionary of phrase and fable.
HLR423.1
YK.1995.b.13747
  
Brewer's dictionary of twentieth century phrase and fable.
HLR423.1
YK.1998.b.4582
YK.1997.b.2283
  
The Cassell thesaurus. A comprehensive guide to synonymy and nuance.
HLR423.1
YC.1991.a.1732
  
Green, J. New words. A dictionary of neologisms since 1960.
HLR423.1
YK.1993.b.8637
  
Loring, A. The rhymers' lexicon.
HLR423.1
  
Merriam-webster's dictionary of synonyms.
HLR423.1
  
Oxford dictionary for writers and editors.
HLR423.1
X.958/2491
  
Oxford dictionary of current idiomatic English. Vol. 1
HLR423.1
X.0909/2010
  
Oxford dictionary of English idioms.
HLR423.1
YK.1993.a.17336
  
The Oxford large print thesaurus.
HLR423.1
Lex.257
  
The Oxford thesaurus.
HLR423.1
YC.1991.b.7715
  
Partridge, E. H. A dictionary of catch phrases.
HLR423.1
X.950/46159
YC.1987.b.4923
  
Partridge, E. H. A dictionary of cliches.
HLR423.1
Lex.28
  
The new Penguin thesaurus.HLR423.1
YC.2001.a.12516
  
Rees, N. Phrases and sayings.
HLR423.1
YC.1998.b.1296
  
Rodale, J. I. The synonym finder.
HLR423.1
Lex.12
  
Roget's 21st century thesaurus.
HLR423.1
YK.1993.b.4792
  
Roget's thesaurus.
HLR423.1
HUR423.1
X.950/13505
YK.1998.b.6576
  
Routledge dictionary of English phrases.
HLR423.1
  
  
Ruffner, J. A. Eponyms dictionaries index.
HLR423.1
  
Urdang, L. -Ologies and -isms.
HLR423.1
  
Walker, J. The rhyming dictionary of the English language.
HLR423.1
X.950/31843
Lex.6a
  
Wilkinson, P. R. Thesaurus of traditional English metaphors.
HLR423.1
YK.1993.b.7301
  
Wilstach, F. J. A dictionary of similes.
HLR423.1
Lex.13

English dialect

Nares, R. A glossary of words, phrases, names and allusions in the works of English authors.
HLR427
Lex.55
Lex.56
Lex.57
  
Skeat, W. W. A glossary of Tudor and Stuart words.
HLR427
  
Wright, J. The English dialect dictionary
HLR427
Lex.14
  
Orton, H. and Wright, N. A word geography of England.
HLR427
Lex.42
  

English etymology

The Cassell dictionary of word histories.
HLR422.03
YC.2000.a.3578
  
Chambers dictionary of etymology.
HLR422.03
YC.1999.b.7536
  
The Oxford dictionary of English etymology.
HLR422.03
Lex.9
  
Partridge (E.) Origins. A short etymological dictionary of modern English .
HLR422.03
X981/544
X981/245
  
Skeat, W. W. An etymological dictionary of the English language.
HLR422.03
12982.i.8
12982.f.17
12983.i 2
  

English - Foreign phrases

Bliss, A. J. A dictionary of foreign words and phrases in current English.
HLR422.403
Lex.32
  
The Stanford dictionary of anglicised words and phrases.
HLR422.403
  

English - Old English

Hall, J.R.C. A concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary.
HLR 429.3
12992.ff.30
  
Page, R.I. An introduction to English Runes.
HLR429.11
X.989/26928
YK.2000.a.1935
  
Toller, T.N. Anglo-Saxon dictionary.
HLR 429.3
X.981/4256
X.902/1607
  
Wright , T. Anglo-Saxon and Old English vocabularies.
HLR 429.3
  

English - Middle English

Halliwell-Phillipps, J.O. A dictionary of archaic and provincial words.
HLR427.02
12983.cc.32
  
Kurath, H. Middle English dictionary.
HLR427.02
W.P.B.875
  
Stratmann, F.H. A Middle-English dictionary.
HLR427.02
12984.cc.7
  

English slang

Ayto, J.and Simpson, J., Stone the crows: Oxford dictionary of modern slang. 2nd edition.HLR 427.09
YK.2009.a.1270
  
Barrere, A.M.V. and Leland, C.G. A dictionary of slang, jargon and cant.
HLR427.09
1570/632
  
The Cassell dictionary of slang.
HLR427.09
YC.1998.b.6913
  
Farmer, J.S. Slang and its analogues.
HLR427.09
Lex.36
Lex.37
  
Green, J. Dictionary of jargon
HLR427.09
Lex.196
  
Partridge, E.H. A dictionary of slang and unconventional English.
HLR427.09
X.950/36357
  
Partridge, E.H. A dictionary of the underworld.
HLR427.09
Lex.24
  

Indian English

Lewis, I. Sahibs, nabobs and boxwallahs.
HLR427.954
YC.1992.b.5290
  
Nihalani, P. Indian and British English.
HLR427.954
X.950/26725
  
Yule, Sir H. and Burnell, A.C. Hobson-Jobson: a glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words.
HLR427.954
Lex.26
Lex.27
YK.1994.a.7909

South African English

Branford , J. A dictionary of South African English.
HLR427.968
Lex.199
YL.1989.a.2949
  
Silva, P. A dictionary of South African English.
HLR427.968
Lex.239
  

Canadian English

Avis, J.S. Dictionary of canadianisms on historical principles.
HLR427.971
  
Barber, K. The Canadian Oxford dictionary.
HLR427.971
YC.1999.b.1866
  
Story, G.M. Dictionary of Newfoundland English.
HLR427.971
X.950/21828
  

Caribbean English

Allsopp, R. Dictionary of Caribbean usage.
HLR427.9729
YK.1996.b.12820
  
Cassidy, F.G. and Lepage, R.B. Dictionary of Jamaican English.
HLR427.9729
X.981/22594
  

American English

Berrey, L.V. and Van Den Bark, M. The American thesaurus of slang.
HLR427.973
Lex.58
  
Craigie, Sir W.A. Dictionary of American English.
HLR427.973
Lex.51
  
Follett, W. Modern American usage.
HLR427.973
Lex.50
  
Mathews, M.M. Dictionary of Americanisms on historical principles.
HLR427.973
Lex.54
  
The New Oxford American dictionaryHLR427.973
YC.2002.b.68
  
The Oxford American dictionaryHLR427.973
Lex.209
  
Random House historical dictionary of American slang.
HLR427.973
  
Thornton, R.H. An American glossary.
HLR427.973
Ac.9962 (vol. 6)
  
Wentworth, H. and Flexner, S.B. Dictionary of American slang.
HLR427.973
X.981/13394
  

New Zealand English

Orsman, H.W. The dictionary of New Zealand English.
HLR427.993
  

Australian English

Ramson, W. Australian national dictionary.
HLR427.994
YC.1989.b.7639
  
Wilkes, G.A. A dictionary of Australian colloquialisms.
HLR427.994
Lex.25
  

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