Concise Oxford English Dictionary

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Concise Oxford English Dictionary
Original title The Concise Oxford Dictionary
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Release number
12
Genre Dictionary
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date
August 18, 2011
Pages 1696
ISBN 978-0-19-960108-0
Preceded by Eleventh Edition

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (officially titled The Concise Oxford Dictionary until 2002, and widely abbreviated COD or COED) is probably the best-known of the 'smaller' Oxford dictionaries. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary contains over 240,000 entries and 1,728 pages (concise only compared to the OED at over 21,000 pages). Its twelfth edition, published in 2011, is used by both the United Nations and NATO as the current authority for spellings in documents written in English for international use.[1][2] It is available as an e-book for a variety of handheld device platforms.[citation needed] In addition to providing information for general use, it documents local variations such as United States and United Kingdom usage.

It was started as a derivative of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), although section S–Z had to be written before the Oxford English Dictionary reached that stage. However, starting from the tenth edition, it is based on the Oxford Dictionary of English (also known as the NODE) rather than the OED.[citation needed] The most recent edition is the 12th edition, published in 2011.

Until 2000, it was the dictionary used on the UK game show Countdown.

Publications

English dictionaries

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English

  • First Edition (1911): The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, adapted by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler ... from the Oxford Dictionary. (They wrote the last section S–Z before the Oxford English Dictionary had reached that stage.)
  • Second Edition (1929): The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English H. W. Fowler alone (his brother had died in 1918, although his name is still on the title page).
  • Third Edition: (1934) was revised by H. W. Fowler and H. G. Le Mesurier.
  • Fourth (1951) and Fifth (1964) Editions were revised by E. McIntosh, who introduced the space-saving swung dash that stands for the headword. The title page still read The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English; but the description read 'edited by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler; based on The Oxford Dictionary'.
  • Sixth (1976) and Seventh (1982) Editions were still called The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, but the subtitle now read based on the Oxford English dictionary and its supplements first edited by H.W. Fowler and F.G. Fowler. It was (thoroughly) edited by J.B. Sykes, catching up with the developments in the parent dictionary. In the Seventh Edition, symbols were introduced to mark uses considered controversial or offensive.
  • Eighth Edition (1990): The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, first edited by H. W. Fowler and F. G. Fowler was edited by Robert E. Allen. Being computer-based, this edition changed the original structure to a large extent.
  • Ninth Edition (1995) was edited by Della Thompson.
  • First Edition 100th Anniversary Edition (2011): The Concise Oxford Dictionary The 1911 First Edition includes the photocopied version of the First Edition dictionary, an introductory essay by renowned language expert David Crystal, a timeline of the chronology through 100 years of COED.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-969612-3 (hardcover)
  • 1st impression (2011-07-07)

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary

  • Tenth Edition (1999, revised 2001) became The Concise Oxford English Dictionary. It was edited by Judy Pearsall. Rather than being a direct revision of the ninth edition, it was based on the larger New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998), which Pearsall had edited. Its compilation had involved a re-analysis of much of the core vocabulary using the British National Corpus. The tenth edition was also issued as an electronic resource, as a computer optical disc.
This edition was to be the last Concise Oxford Dictionary to be used on Countdown, as contestant Helen Wrigglesworth[3] declared ROADSIDE[4] and it was declared illegal. After further inspection from Mark Nyman, the dictionary was found to not have any compound words in it,[5] and was thus abandoned and the show reverted to the 9th edition.[6] The show switched to New Oxford Dictionary of English in series 43.

Concise Oxford English Dictionary

  • Eleventh Edition (2004, revised 2006, 2008 and 2009), the Concise Oxford English Dictionary was edited by Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. It was based on the Oxford Dictionary of English (second edition (2003), which Soanes and Stevenson had edited).[citation needed] The Eleventh Edition is available on CD-ROM as an e-book for a variety of platforms.
  • Twelfth Edition (2011), the Concise Oxford English Dictionary was edited by Angus Stevenson and Maurice Waite. This edition included 400 new entries, including sexting, cyberbullying, gastric band, jeggings, retweet, and woot.[7] Includes 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions; with vocabulary covering technical and scientific vocabulary and international English. CD-ROM includes 50,000 spoken audio pronunciations, and supports Windows 2000 and above, Mac OS X 10.1 and above.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-960108-0 (book) or ISBN 978-0-19-960111-0 (luxury edition)
  • 1st impression (2011-08-18)
  • ISBN 978-0-19-960110-3 (book and CD-ROM combination)
  • ?th impression (2011-09-02)
  • Android version: published by MobiSystems, Inc. Supports Android 4.1. Supports 18 language (Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish and English) since version 6.0.
  • 5.1.020 (redesigned user interface and experience. Adds word definitions sharing, Word of the Day, camera search)
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29)
  • iOS version: published by MobiSystems, Inc. Supports iOS 8.0. Includes English and Catalan languages.
  • 8.2.5 (2016-09-20): Adds iOS 10 optimizations.

Concise Oxford American Dictionary

Contents are derived from New Oxford American Dictionary.

  • 1st edition: Dictionary includes over 180,000 entries and definitions, over 300 illustrations.
  • ISBN 0-19-530484-5/ISBN 978-0-19-530484-8
  • ?th impression (2006-05-18)
  • Android version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 4.3.136 (Android 2.2 version, full version?)
  • 5.1.020
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29) (Android 4.1 version, 30-day trial)
  • iOS. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 8.2.5 (2016-09-21) (iOS 10 support, full version)
  • Windows version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.2 (2015-05-27) (7-day trial)

Concise Oxford American Thesaurus

  • ?th edition: Includes over 12,000 main entries and over 350,000 synonyms.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-530485-5
  • ?th impression (2006-04-20)
  • Android version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 5.2.003
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29) (Android 4.1 version, 30-day trial)
  • iOS. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 8.2.2 (2016-09-01) (iOS 8 (iOS 10 support), full version)
  • Windows version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.2 (2015-05-27) (7-day trial)
  • browser version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.1.0.4 (2015-04-09) (full version)

Concise Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus

It is a compilation of both Concise Oxford American Dictionary and Concise Oxford American Thesaurus.

  • ?th edition: Dictionary includes over 180,000 entries and definitions; Thesaurus includes over 12,000 main entries and over 350,000 synonyms.
  • Android 2.2 version sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Published by MobiSystems.
  • ASIN B00ID7LNC6
  • ? (2014-02-12) (initial version)
  • 4.3.122 (2015-08-24) (Android 2.2 version, full version?)
  • iOS version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 8.2.2 (2016-09-01/2016-09-02) (iOS 8, Full Version)
  • Windows version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.2 (2015-03-24) (Windows 8.1–10, 7-day trial)
  • 2.2.0.7 (2015?)
  • browser version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.1.0.4 (2015-04-06) (full version)
  • ?th edition: Dictionary includes over 240,000 entries and definitions; Thesaurus includes over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms.
  • Android version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 5.1.030
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29) (Android 4.1 version, 30-day trial)

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary contains entries from contemporary Australian and international English. Edited by Dr Bruce Moore, it incorporates entries from Oxford English Dictionary, Concise Oxford Dictionary, Australian National Dictionary.

  • 5th edition (ISBN 978-0-19-556886-8)
  • ?th impression (2009-??-??)
  • ?th impression (2011-06-18)

Oxford South African Concise Dictionary

  • 2nd Edition: Includes over 200,000 main entries with 2,000 South African words.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-598218-3
  • ?th impression (2011-01-27)

English-Arabic dictionaries

Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage

  • ?th edition: Edited by N. S. Doniach. Dictionary includes around 40,000 entries.
  • ISBN 0-19-956425-6/ISBN 978-0-19-864321-0
  • ?th impression (1983-02-03)

English-Chinese dictionaries

Concise Oxford English-Chinese Dictionary

Concise Oxford English-Chinese Dictionary (牛津現代英漢雙解大詞典/牛津现代英汉双解大词典) is published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in China.[8] Online version became available in 2011.[9]

  • Extended Edition (牛津现代英汉双解词典增补版) (ISBN 7-5600-4645-2): Includes 130,000 headwords, about 1000 usage examples.
?th impression (2005-01-01)
  • 12th edition (牛津現代英漢雙解大詞典 第12版) (ISBN 978-7-5135-2937-2): Includes 240,000 headwords, phrases, and explanations.
  • 1st impression (2013-05-01)

Warmth Concise Oxford English-Chinese Dictionary

Warmth Concise Oxford English-Chinese Dictionary (牛津現代簡明英漢雙解辭典) is published by warmth Co/Warmth Publishing Group in Taiwan.

  • ? edition (ISBN 957-508-985-5/ISBN 978-957-508-985-6): Edited by Lai Shixiong from Guangxi, China. Includes 120,000 headwords, phrases (3500 more vocabularies over previous version), and 140,000 explanations.
  • ?th impression (2009-02-10)
  • ?th impression (2009-02-26)

Oxford Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary

It is a 2-way dictionary. Chinese translations are in simplified Chinese, with traditional Chinese used in comments. Chinese pronunciation is in Mandarin.

  • 3rd (精選英漢漢英詞典第三版):
  • ISBN 0-19-596457-8/ISBN 978-0-19-596457-8 (Oxford University Press (China) Ltd. version, paperback)
  • ?th impression (2004-02-11)
  • 4th Edition (牛津精選英漢•漢英詞典第4版): Includes 90,000 entries and 130,000 translations.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-800593-3 (Oxford University Press (China) Ltd. version, paperback)
  • ISBN 978-0-19-800630-5 (Oxford University Press (China) Ltd. version, compact softback)

Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary

It is a version of Oxford Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary published by The Commercial Press. Publication deal between Oxford University Press and The Commercial Press was approved in 1983.[10]

  • 1st edition:
  • 1st impression (1986-06-??)
  • ? Edition:
  • ISBN 0-19-584097-6/ISBN 978-0-19-584097-1 (精选英汉汉英词典)
  • ?th impression (1994-07-28)
  • 3rd Edition: 47 impressions.
  • ISBN 7-100-03933-9/ISBN 978-7-100-03933-8/H.983 (精选英汉汉英词典第三版): 43 impressions.
  • ?th impression (2004-10-01)
  • ISBN 978-7-100-04358-8 (精选英汉汉英词典(大字本)第三版) (large print)
  • ?th impression (2005-05-01)
  • 4th Edition: Includes 90,000 entries and 130,000 translations.
  • ISBN 978-7-100-05945-9 (精选英汉汉英词典第4版) (paperback)
  • ?th impression (2010-09-01)
  • ISBN 978-7-100-08281-5 (精选英汉汉英词典(大字本)第4版) (large print, paperback)
  • ?th impression (2011-11-01)

English-French dictionaries

Concise Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary

  • 4th edition: Includes over 175,000 words and phrases, and 270,000 translations.
  • ISBN 978-0-19-530485-5
  • ?th impression (2006-04-20)
  • Android version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 5.2.003
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29) (Android 4.1 version, 30-day trial)
  • iOS. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 8.2.2 (2016-09-01) (iOS 8 (iOS 10 support), full version)
  • Windows version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.2 (2015-03-24) (7-day trial)
  • browser version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.1.0.4 (2015-04-07) (full version)

English-German dictionaries

English-German dictionaries are 2-way dictionaries published in association with Duden.

Concise Oxford Duden German Dictionary

  • 2nd edition (ISBN 0-19-864230-X/ISBN 978-0-19-864230-5): Includes 140,000 words and phrases, and over 240,000 translations.
  • ?th impression (2000-09-07)

Concise Oxford German Dictionary

  • 3rd edition (ISBN 0-19-955810-8/ISBN 978-0-19-955810-0): Includes 150,000 words and phrases, and 250,000 translations.
  • ?th impression (2010-02-08)

English-Italian dictionaries

Concise Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary

It is a 2-way dictionary.

  • ?th edition: Includes over 175,000 words and phrases, and 290,000 translations.
  • ISBN 0-19-956425-6/ISBN 978-0-19-956425-5 (hardcover, includes 12 months access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online)
  • ?th impression (2000-09-07)
  • Android version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 6.0.009 (2016-09-29) (30-day trial)
  • iOS version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 8.2.2 (2016-09-12) (Full Version)
  • Windows version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.2 (2015-03-20) (7-day trial)
  • browser version. Published by MobiSystems.
  • 2.1.0.4 (2015-04-06) (full version)

English-Spanish dictionaries

Concise Oxford Spanish Dictionary

It is a 2-way dictionary.

  • 4th edition: Includes over 175,000 words and phrases, and 240,000 translations. Also includes new words and phrases based on findings from Oxford's English and Spanish language Reading Programmes
  • ISBN 978-0-19-956094-3
  • ?th impression (2009-06-04)

See also

References

  • Małgorzata Anna Kamińska, A history of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014 (ISBN 978-3-631-65268-8).

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