A Dictionary Of American Idioms

Author: Adam Makkai
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9781438001579
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Indicates the variant forms, parts of speech, definitions, and usage of the illustrative sentences for more than eight thousand commonly used idioms, including proverbs, cliches, and slang expressions.

Handbook Of Commonly Used American Idioms

Author: Adam Makkai
Editor: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764127762
Size: 18,56 MB
Format: PDF
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Small enough to fit in purse or pocket, this dictionary presents approximately 2,500 American-English idiomatic words and expressions with their meanings. “In one’s element” ... “nail down” ... “off base” and most other American idioms are composed of simple words that somehow take on brand-new meanings when they are combined. Here’s a handy reference guide to them all for ESL students, foreign travelers in North America, and anybody with an interest in language usage. Expressions are listed alphabetically, identified according to their part of speech, and categorized as formal, informal, slang, or literary. Each expression is defined and supplemented with an illustrative sentence.

Webster S New World American Idioms Handbook

Author: Gail Brenner
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054418890X
Size: 10,17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The most comprehensive reference for understanding and applying American idioms The largest barrier to fluency in English is the ability to understand and use idiomatic language. Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook walks readers through learning and using American idioms, with complete explanations for over 1,000 idioms. Emphasizing acquisition, application, and understanding, this book offers all the information readers need to know about when, where, why, and how to use them. It includes a wealth of examples to provide users with context-and the thorough explanations help readers identify which idioms are appropriate for which situations. An extensive index allows easy, helpful access to individual idioms so that they can be found quickly. Gail Brenner (Santa Cruz, CA) is an Intensive English Language Program course developer and instructor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Brenner has worked in the public schools, specialized language programs, private business, and the university-where she now teaches Advanced Grammar, TOEFL Preparation, and Pronunciation. She is the author of the upcoming Ingl?s Para Dummies (0-7645-5427-1).

Ntc S Dictionary Of American Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071392041
Size: 19,37 MB
Format: PDF
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The revised and updated third edition of this comprehensive slang dictionary has more than 800 new expressions. Realistic example sentences--provided for each sense of every entry--show how expressions are used in current, everyday American English. Pronunciations and cautionary notes are provided as needed, and a Phrase-Finder Index helps users locate entries quickly.

Ntc S American Idioms Dictionary

Author: Richard A. Spears
Editor: Ntc Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780844202747
Size: 10,60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 231

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

The Oxford Dictionary Of Idioms

Author: Judith Siefring
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019157953X
Size: 16,44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Did you know that 'flavour of the month' originated in a marketing campaign in American ice-cream parlours in the 1940s, when a particular flavour would be specially promoted for a month at a time? And did you know that 'off the cuff' refers to the rather messy practice of writing impromptu notes on one's shirt cuff before speaking in public? These and many more idioms are explained and put into context in this second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Idioms. This vastly entertaining dictionary takes a fresh look at the idiomatic phrases and sayings that make English such a rich and intriguing language. A major new edition, it contains entries for over 5000 idioms, including 350 new entries and over 500 new quotations. The text has been updated to include many new idioms using the findings of the Oxford English Reading Programme, the biggest language research programme in the world. The entries are supported by a wealth of illustrative quotations from a wide range of sources and periods. For example: 'Rowling has not been asleep at the wheel in the three years since the last Potter novel, and I am pleased to report that she has not confused sheer length with inspiration.' - Guardian, 2003. 'I made the speech of a lifetime. I had them tearing up the seats and rolling in the aisles.' - P.G. Woodhouse, 1940. Many entries include boxed features which give more detailed background on the idiom in question. For example, did you know that 'taken aback' was adopted from nautical terminology, and described a ship unable to move forward because of a strong headwind pressing its sails back against the mast? The text has been entirely redesigned so that it is both elegant and easy to use. Anyone interested in the quirky side of the English language will have hours of fun browsing through this fascinating and informative volume.

Longman American Idioms Dictionary

Editor: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780582305755
Size: 10,41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now you can get a handle on all kinds of American idioms with the Longman American Idioms Dictionary . More than 4,000 idioms from spoken and written English. Clear definitions written using the 2,000-word Longman American Defining Vocabulary. The unique Idiom Activator® helps students choose the right idiom.

Barron S American Slang Dictionary And Thesaurus

Author: Mary Elizabeth
Editor: Barron's snippet
ISBN: 9780764138614
Size: 14,66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 708

Presents English language slang terms and phrases in alphabetical and thematic formats, and provides explanations for slang usage and phrase origins.

Ntc S Dictionary Of Everyday American English Expressions

Author: Richard Spears
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071783547
Size: 15,40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 652

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.

175 Common American English Idioms

Author: Madeleine Doan
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312196505
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 372

175 Common American English Idioms is a book that teaches essential and foundational idioms used in the USA. It is designed to be an easy-to-use guide especially for ESL students. With a unique Sorted-By-Meaning format, you can now look up idioms via their meanings rather than being limited to searching for them in alphabetical order. It also comes with guides to teach how and when to use the idioms; do you use them in informal, semi-formal or formal speech? What is informal, semi-formal or formal speech anyway? This book will help you with that. Packed with information, every idiom comes in its infinitive form; with at least 1 real-life subject pronoun example sentence. Created by a native American English speaker, you can now learn to speak English like an American and learn the idioms that American English speakers expect you to know. Also includes a brief overview of some of the most common Internet abbreviations. Enjoy!