The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

"First published as The concise Oxford dictionary of proverbs, edited by John Simpson, 1982"--Title page verso.

The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

Dictionary of Proverbs

The use of proverbs certainly adds to the beauty and impact of the expression. The readers are sure to benefit from this book.

Dictionary of Proverbs

Proverbs are wise sayings. They are usually short, pithy statements of general truth. Proverbs are largely based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often metaphorical. The word ‘proverb’ is said to have originated from the Latin word proverbium meaning concrete statement. These statements usually express a truth of any kind ranging from spiritual, practical to philosophical. The book is packed with popular proverbs arranged under alphabetical headings intended to help the readers in finding the proverbs of their choice. The use of proverbs certainly adds to the beauty and impact of the expression. The readers are sure to benefit from this book.

The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.

The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

Entertaining and informative, this rich and diverse collection of over 6000 proverbs (and their origins) is a delight to browse and the perfect addition to any home reference shelf.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins "This multivocal medley of texts provides a long overdue discussion in depth of Faith Ringgold's work.

A Dictionary of American Proverbs

Contains over 15,000 proverbs used in the United States and Canada which have British, classical, Biblical, and European origins

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins.

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxford Languages team to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.

The Facts on File Dictionary of Proverbs

Lists the meaning and origin of more than 1,700 traditional and contemporary English proverbs.

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.

Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

The Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings consists of three parts: (1) the main body of the dictionary—Russian proverbs and sayings with their variants and their English equivalents and analogues; (2) a Russian Proverb and ...

Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

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.

CONCISE DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS POCKET SIZE

Proverb refers to a popular saying that illustrates something such as a basic truth or a practical precept: Slow and steady wins ... For example, Antarctica is a proverb for extreme cold. ... This Dictionary of Proverbs is the outcome.

CONCISE DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS  POCKET SIZE

Want to write attractive English or speak impressively? Does your English look dull in appearance? This dictionary will help you stop worrying! And start your communication - written or oral - leading from the front!! How? By using proverbs at appropriate places! Have a look at the book you are holding in your hand. Seeing is the first phase of believing, especially when it comes to practical usefulness of this authoritative Dictionary of Proverbs. You will find proverbs relevant to all aspects of life and learn punchy new expressions to make your point shine out - colourfully. For example, Good things come in small packages. You possibly can't have too much of a good thing with this dictionary of informative and entertaining proverbs. Special features:o Widely used popular proverbs in used in English includedo Inclusion of foreign proverbs currently in use in English languageo Arranged alphabetically from A - Zo Useful grammatical information given as Appendiceso Intended to spice up written and oral communicationThe most authoritative and up-to-date reference Dictionary of Proverbs for students, writers, script writers and general readers.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Now reissued and updated, this invaluable work of reference provides the reader with over 1,000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Now reissued and updated, this invaluable work of reference provides the reader with over 1,000 of the best-known English proverbs from around the world. For this third edition the explanatory material has been expanded and new proverbs added including Never say never, It takes one to knowone, The devil is in the details, and If you want something done, ask a busy person. Every major proverb in use in the twentieth century Quotations provide a fascinating history of each proverb Thematic index helps you find proverbs on subjects ranging from boasting to weddings 'brilliantly argued I recommend it without hesitation to all students of the English language and lovers of literature, as well as to pedants, crossword fanatics and those who like to prove people wrong in argument.' Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph 'much pleasure, earthy or erudite, and sometimes both, lies here in store' Richard Holmes, The Times

Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs

"...more than 3,000 entries, covering familiar and unfamiliar proverbs from the English-speaking world as well as a wide representative selection from other cultures....entertaining and informative writing style makes this easy-to-use ...

Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs

"...more than 3,000 entries, covering familiar and unfamiliar proverbs from the English-speaking world as well as a wide representative selection from other cultures....entertaining and informative writing style makes this easy-to-use dictionary a pleasant experience for students of language and folklore as well as general readers seeking elucidation of an unusual or sometimes familiar proverb encountered in reading or conversation.....for school, public, and academic libraries."--Booklist. "...succinct, accessible, informative, and authoritative data..."--Library Journal.

Concise Dictionary of Physics

The book is designed to provide you with dictionaries of terms in physics to make science simpler for you.

Concise Dictionary of Physics

The book is designed to provide you with dictionaries of terms in physics to make science simpler for you. The terms have been arranged alphabetically for quick reference. Suitable explanations of terms that have come into public domain recently also find mention. The standard of explanation has been kept at a level of understanding expected from an average secondary and senior secondary student. Illustrations and examples, at appropriate places, have been given. Readers who have not made a special study of any science subject will have also be able to grasp the definitions. A glossary of Nobel Prize winners and their contributions is an added attraction. #v&spublishers

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs

This work traces the origins and history of English proverbs and proverbial phrases. The proverbs are grouped alphabetically and by subject, with copious cross-references throughout.

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs

This work traces the origins and history of English proverbs and proverbial phrases. The proverbs are grouped alphabetically and by subject, with copious cross-references throughout.

The Comparative Russian English Dictionary of Russian Proverbs Sayings

As a reference and learning tool to identify the base for the Russian and English languages, the Dictionary matches Russian proverbs with their equivalent and/or corresponding semiotic counterparts in English.

The Comparative Russian English Dictionary of Russian Proverbs   Sayings

As a reference and learning tool to identify the base for the Russian and English languages, the Dictionary matches Russian proverbs with their equivalent and/or corresponding semiotic counterparts in English. Literal translations of the Russian proverbs are provided throughout and there are references and cross-references for proverbs dealing with the same or similar subject. The Russian proverbs are arranged alphabetically by first word and an English proverb index by key word is included for English readers. An introduction and an appendix on the structure of Russian proverbs situate them within the general study and history of paremiology. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR