April 11, 2011 11:12 AM Subscribe
English dictionary recommendations?
posted by Paquda to Writing & Language (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'd like to find an English dictionary that covers vocabulary I come across in Shakespeare and contemporary scholarly literature in the areas of history and philosophy. I don't need definitions of 'e-mail,' 'lol,' or 'grow your business.'
I have the Shorter OED at home (and it covers the vocabulary range I need), but the volumes are too physically bulky to be easily handled--I'm looking for something to keep by my bed and to carry with me on the subway and on holidays.
As a 'nice-to-have' consideration, one that uses IPA symbols to give pronunciations would be attractive, since I've had to get used to that system while learning French.