This is a major new edition of the Colour Oxford English Dictionary, offering the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary. Based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank with hundreds of millions of words of English, it provides a fresh selection of 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Definitions are given in a clear, simple style, avoiding technical language, and are easier to understand than ever before, and there are hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar to help you get it right. A brand-new Better English centre section gives guidance on the use of good English, with sections on spelling, punctuation, word classes, and word formation. There is a new clear design, with headwords in colour for easy look up. All of these features are packed into a durable, and portable format.