This is a new and fully updated edition of the Paperback Oxford English Dictionary, offering over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing hundreds of millions of words. For the new edition the definitions are clearer than ever before and there are extra usage notes to help with tricky points of grammar. Brand-new spelling notes give quick and easy help on commonly misspelled words, such as exaggerate and necessary. A brand-new Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on people, places, and events, as well as useful lists of, for example, the world's seas and oceans, presidents and prime ministers, and countries and currencies. This portable and affordable dictionary is ideal for puzzle and crossword-solving, but also perfect for general reference at home, at school, or in the office.