The second edition of the Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus is the perfect language resource, combining a dictionary and thesaurus text. In this edition the dictionary and thesaurus texts are integrated so that the thesaurus entry for a word follows the dictionary entry, making the dictionary accessible, clear, and easy to use. New to this edition is a centre section for crossword enthusiasts and puzzle solvers, containing hundreds of thematic word lists. With 300,000 definitions, synonyms and antonyms, this is the ultimate tool for anyone who loves language-based puzzles. The Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus also features usage notes to help you deal with tricky vocabulary and improve your writing style. The ultimate reference tool for your shelf – but not designed to stay there!