The American Heritage Dictionary Of Idioms Second Edition

Author by : Christine Ammer
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Covering over ten thousand phrases, including "bite the bullet," "take the cake," and "buy the farm," a reference on common American vocabulary and idiomatic expressions defines each entry and provides a contextual sentence.


The American Heritage Dictionary Of Idioms For Students Of English

Author by : Houghton Mifflin Company
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin College Division
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Description : This book provides useful information on the most used components of American English idiomatic expression.


Number Idioms Hole In One

Author by : John Sailors
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Number Idioms: Hole in One! introduces more than 200 common phrases that contain numbers, phrases like one of a kind, two peas in a pod, sixes and sevens, cloud nine, and one in a million. Features. The book's dictionary format makes it easy to use. Features include: - Carefully researched definitions.- Parts-of-Speech labels.- Explanations of phrases and their origins.- Two example sentences for each idiom illustrating its use.- Examples of many idioms used in real news headlines.- Exercises and crossword puzzles.The book is also a great reference dictionary for English learners and native English speakers.Number Idioms. The earliest writing systems were created not for words but numbers, so human thought has been focused on counting since we began recording it. It;s not surprising, then, that we have numerous colorful idioms, proverbs, and expressions that use numbers, expressing thoughts and feelings in counting. In fact the word number itself can be found in any number of idioms. This books looks at a number of them, one by one, and a zillion others. For example, if you crunch numbers, are you stepping on them? If someone is running a one-man show, why do we say the person wears many hats?The Idioms. This book's phrases were selected through a careful search of idiom and phrasal verb dictionaries, standard dictionaries, and online sources, with emphasis on language that is common in English today.Definitions. To ensure accuracy, this book's definitions and explanations were written after thorough research using numerous sources, among them: - The Oxford English Dictionary.- MerriamWebster.com.- The American Heritage Dictionary.- The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms (Ammer).- Webster's New World Dictionary.- Collins Cobuild Dictionary.- MacmillanDictionary.com.- Cambridge Learner's Dictionary.- Various idiom and phrasal verb dictionaries.Examples. Two example sentences for each idiom illustrate how phrases are commonly used, as determined with research into examples offered in dictionaries and authentic uses found in word banks. In addition, examples of idioms appearing in real news headlines are scattered throughout the book.Idioms by Topic. Idioms make the English language colorful and give us different ways to say things. But for English learners, they're a pain in the neck (an idiom that means "a lot of trouble"), because there are so many to learn. But learning idioms by topic helps solve the problem, since students will more quickly understand and internalize languages, and more-easily remember it later.Targets in English has developed numerous books that teach idioms by topic, such as sports idioms, money idioms, and food idioms.


The American Heritage College Thesaurus

Author by : Edit The American Heritage Dictionaries
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Description : Presents synonyms and antonyms for thousands of slang and regional words along with the more stable lexicon of English words, all in an A-to-Z format.


The American Heritage Dictionary Of Idioms

Author by : Christine Ammer
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Description : From “all systems go” to “senior moment”—a comprehensive reference to idiomatic English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings and origins of idioms that may not make literal sense but play an important role in the language—including phrasal verbs such as kick back, proverbs such as too many cooks spoil the broth, interjections such as tough beans, and figures of speech such as elephant in the room. With extensive revisions that reflect new historical scholarship and changes in the English language, this second edition defines over 10,000 idiomatic expressions in greater detail than any other dictionary available today—a remarkable reference for those studying the English language, or anyone who enjoys learning its many wonderful quirks and expressions. “Invaluable as a teaching tool.” —School Library Journal


The American Heritage Notebook Spanish Dictionary

Author by : Houghton Mifflin Company
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : The American Heritage(R) Notebook Spanish Dictionary has been created as a convenient bilingual reference tool for students of Spanish at the middle school, high school, and college level. It features more than 40,000 translations, U.S. English and Latin American Spanish, the latest Internet and computer terms, and numerous common idioms and phrases.


The Free Dictionary

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This reference Web site contains English language)including idioms), medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, plus a thesaurus, acronyms dictionary, and encyclopedias. The licensed sources include The American Heritage Dictionary of the English language, The Columbia Encyclopedia, and Wikipedia.


The Concise American Heritage Larousse Spanish Dictionary

Author by : Houghton Mifflin Company
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Description : This completely new Spanish-English reference is designed expressly for speakers and writers of contemporary Spanish and American English. Included among its 70,000 words and phrases are the terms in current use throughout the Americas--the vocabulary of today's newspapers, magazines, schools and offices."


The American Heritage Desk Dictionary And Thesaurus

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Collects definitions and synonyms of commonly used words, offering them in a format that presents both types of information for each word on the same page.


Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

Author by : Wolfgang Mieder
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : "This book presents a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as so-called monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations."--BOOK JACKET.


Investigating Language As Social Inter Action

Author by : Marinela Burada
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This volume consists of papers presented during the 15th Conference on British and American Studies, held at Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania. It reflects the work conducted by senior and junior researchers on a range of interesting topics falling into the wider scope of cognitive linguistics, language contact, translation and lexicography. The investigations reported here are streamlined into three chapters. The first, “Native Language Explorations and Acquisition”, has Romanian as its central theme. The second chapter, “Aspects of English – Insights into its Impact, Structure, and Descriptive Potential”, centres around the English language considered both as an object of academic inquiry in its own right, and against a larger cultural backdrop. The final chapter, “Translatability of Language, Translatability of Culture”, looks into matters concerning intra- and inter-linguistic translation, and their impact on intercultural communication.


Body Language From Head To Toe

Author by : Per-Olof Hasselgren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
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Description : Written by a physician, Body Language – from Head to Toe is a “dictionary” of American idioms and other expressions that contain the name of a body part. The use of body part-related expressions is both interesting and fun. This book contains about 2,000 such idioms, words, and expressions, such as “with the back against the wall,” “brainstorming,” “sweet tooth,” and “tongue in cheek.” Says author Per-Olof Hasselgren, “As a surgeon, I understand the importance of anatomy and the knowledge of organs and tissues. This book reflects my longstanding interest in idioms and other expressions referring to body parts, and it ‘connects’ anatomy with the spoken and written language.” This book was written for three main reasons. First, anatomy matters, particularly in surgery. During the last several years, collecting such expressions became a hobby for the author. Second, as someone moving to this country from another part of the world, Dr. Hasselgren is interested in the peculiarities of the American language. Idioms, slang, and other expressions are specific for any given language and quite often cannot be directly translated. Third, when one starts to be aware of them, written and spoken body language can become quite entertaining.


Perspectives On Translation

Author by : Anna Bączkowska
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This volume offers a selection of issues currently encountered by scholars working within the broadly understood discipline of Translation Studies. The contributions here discuss topical and recurrent issues, which have long been at the forefront of this discipline, such as phraseology, corpora, quality of interpreting, translator training, censorship, style, proper names, and receptor-oriented translation. In addition, they also deal with relatively recent developments, such as humour and multimodality in audiovisual translation, and those problems rarely conclusively addressed in the context of translation, namely impoliteness and paratexts. Bringing together authors from eight countries, namely the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy, the USA and New Zealand, the volume offers research into translation from a variety of methodological solutions and conducted across eight languages (English, Spanish, Catalan, Polish, German, Italian, Chinese and Greek). Despite the diversity of themes presented, the main research areas emerging from all the contributions fall into four thematic groups: (1) lexicological issues and corpora in translation studies; (2) quality and translator training; (3) audiovisual translation; and (4) literary translation.


Entertaining Politics

Author by : Jeffrey P. Jones
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Description : In this completely revised and updated edition (including eight new chapters), Jeffrey Jones charts the evolution and maturation of political entertainment television by examining The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Politically Incorrect/Real Time with Bill Maher, and Michael Moore's TV Nation and The Awful Truth. This volume investigates how and why these shows have been central locations for the critique of political and economic power and an important resource for citizens during numerous political crises. In an age of Truthiness, fake news and humorous political talk have proven themselves viable forms of alternative reporting and critical means for ascertaining truth, and in the process, questioning the legitimacy of news media's role as the primary mediator of political life. The book also addresses the persistent claims that these programs have cynical effects and create misinformed young citizens, demonstrating instead how such programming provides for an informed, active, and meaningful citizenship. The new edition takes account of the many changes that have occurred in television and political culture since Entertaining Politics' initial release.


Diction On Addiction

Author by : Christopher D Ulin
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Description : FINALIST IN THE 2013 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDS! "Diction on Addiction" is a reference book of the English language that focuses specifically on terminology pertaining to habitual or compulsive behaviors. The reference book is primarily composed of words related to chemical dependency. Further, it encompasses diction commonly associated with other types of addictions, such as gambling, sex, video games, amongst others. Accordingly, "Diction on Addiction" includes over 800 entries of vocabulary words, idiomatic phrases, proverbial expressions, and so forth, together with over 900 concise definitions. Many entries also display abbreviations, variants, functional labels, capitalization, etymology, and related words, in addition to their corresponding definitions. The list of entries was consolidated from four different sources: 1) "The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language," 2) "The Chambers Dictionary," 3) "Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary," and 4) "McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs." Addictions are ubiquitous and have increasingly become a global issue. Consequently, the English language has evolved and entails quite a bit of terminology on the subject matter. Finally, a comprehensive list of diction has been compiled on addictions. This unique resource guide is now available to the world for future study.


100 English Dialogs A Traveler S Companion Practical Thematic Dialogs For Your English Language Needs

Author by : Rhett Marvell
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Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : 100 English Dialogs is an indispensable traveler’s companion. Particularly useful for readers who want to amplify and diversify their English skills, the purpose of this quick reference guide to vocabulary and structure is to raise awareness of improvement potential and provide exposure to spoken English, while encouraging and challenging readers to explore common patterns of usage that are essential to modern English communication. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced non-native speakers will be able to increase their vocabulary and conversational skills, while improving their command of both spoken and written English. Readers are encouraged to expand their knowledge through numerous other pertinent sources—many of which mentioned in their respective dialogs. Whilst there is no substitute for reading the book in its entirety, whether you are planning an in-depth study or not, these resources are here for your use, to employ in the way which will best suit your English-language needs.


The Discoursal Use Of Phraseological Units

Author by : Elena Arsenteva
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : The book is devoted to various problems of the discoursal use of phraseological units (PUs). It explores both core use and contextual use of such units, as well as different types of PU modifications, including addition, deletion, substitution, cleft use, phraseological pun, and extended metaphor, among others. In addition, the book also considers the translation of these modifications, which often present a very serious issue.


Journeys Near And Far One

Author by : Jessie M. Reppy
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Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : This intermediate-level reader is the first in a two-book set organized by thematic units that emphasizes students' roles in the learning process. Book 1 consists of narratives on personal themes such as People in Our Lives, Meeting That Special Someone, Education and Employment, and Being a Wise Consumer in the United States. Each section in the book increases in difficulty to steadily challenge students.


Spiritual Success

Author by : Gopika Kapoor
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Publisher by : Hay House, Inc
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Description : The word success is open to various interpretations, often equated with power and control, financial abundance, having the right sort of friends, fraternizing with the swish set and living the ‘high life.’ Although manifestations of success are many, they all have one common factor – the overwhelming presence of the ego. Many people will tell you that to succeed you need to have a healthy ego, but what if success exists just for itself? What if you can be successful just for yourself? We are both ‘successful’ professionals, excelling and making a name for ourselves in our individual fields. And yet, if you were to ask us what we consider our greatest successes, our answers, individually and collectively, would be non-material and intangible things that enrich our lives and make them successful. Drawing a page (actually, make that an entire chapter!) from our own lives, we sought to re-examine the idea of success, and analyze how it has changed for us. Thus, Spiritual Success hopes to share this vision with you, and inspire you to develop your own idea of success and what it means to be successful. Our endeavour is to enable you to define success as a holistic concept covering not just material success, but also intellectual growth; personal enrichment; development of a compassionate view of serving the society and community you live in; and the evolution of your own chosen spiritual practise that simultaneously invigorates and calms you.


Playing Fast And Loose

Author by : Michael K. Smith
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Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : What is the origin of the idiom “playing fast and loose”? • a juggling trick using ropes performed in Roman times • a Medieval cheating game involving sticks and belts • the sordid sale of indulgences in the Catholic Church Playing Fast and Loose invites the reader to guess the correct origin of common idioms. For each of the fifty idioms, three scenarios have been constructed. One scenario contains a short description of the likely origin of the phrase with some selected historical context that illustrates its usage. The other two scenarios also present short vignettes with factually correct historical citations; however, these two descriptions are not considered the likely origin of the phrase. Dr. Smith has researched all the idioms in this book with the Google Books search engine. He read dozens of entries for each idiom, looking for evidence to support the origin of the idiom and for interesting and credible uses of the phrase to help create the two alternative scenarios. The three scenarios contain references to famous Greek and Latin authors from Homer and Aristotle to Seneca, Vergil, and Ovid; excerpts from English sources such as Shakespeare, Milton, Defoe, Scott, and Conan Doyle; and quotations from American authors as varied as Thoreau, Emerson, Twain, and P. T. Barnum. In addition, the reader will encounter many unusual and perhaps long forgotten historical sources: James Parton, Life of Andrew Jackson (1859); Hannah Glasse, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (1747); Elbert Smith, Practical Notes on Photography (1905); Bolton Hall, The Psychology of Sleep (1917); and Friedrich Christian Accum, Chemical Amusement, a Series of Curious and Instructive Experiments in Chemistry Which Are Easily Performed and Unattended by Danger (1817).


Lucky Strikes And A Three Martini Lunch

Author by : Jennifer C. Dunn
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This second edition of Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking About Television’s Mad Men explores the attributes of the AMC series that allow it to be such a popular and vital contribution to contemporary cultural discourse. Set in the 1960s in New York, the Emmy and Peabody-winning series follows the competitive, seductive, and oftentimes ruthless lives of the men and women of Madison Avenue’s advertising agencies. Many alluring and captivating qualities constitute the Mad Men experience: the way it evokes nostalgia, even from those who did not live in the era being portrayed; its interrogations of identities, and how these explorations of the past illuminate viewers’ concepts of the present; the compelling (and often heartbreaking) relationships between characters trying to make their way in an ever-changing and increasingly complex world; and the titillation of the characters’ discovery of the power of mass-mediated communication and its abilities to allow learning, information sharing, manipulation, and connection, not to mention how their journeys reflect our own in contemporary society. The essays collected in this volume speak to both fans of the show who may not typically embrace theory and criticism, as well as those who do. Additionally, this version was designed with educators in mind. It still includes engaging essays that critically analyze the show from a multitude of perspectives, but now they are organized in way to facilitate easy use in the classroom. This structure allows educators to simply construct and conduct a course using this book as a primary textbook and organize the course according to the way it is laid out. Each chapter provides any type of reader with the opportunity to think about and enjoy the show even after it is no longer on the air.


Perspectives On Pragmatics And Philosophy

Author by : Alessandro Capone
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book is about the pragmatics of language and it illustrates how pragmatics transcends the boundaries of linguistics. This volume covers Gricean pragmatics as well as topics including: conversation and collective belief, the norm of assertion, speech acts, what a context is, the distinction between semantics and pragmatics and implicature and explicature, pragmatics and epistemology, the pragmatics of belief, quotation, negation, implicature and argumentation theory, Habermas’ Universal Pragmatics, Dascal’s theory of the dialectical self, theories and theoretical discussions on the nature of pragmatics from a philosophical point of view. Conversational implicatures are generally meaning augmentations on top of explicatures, whilst explicatures figure prominently in what is said. Discussions in this work reveal their characteristics and tensions within current theories relating to explicatures and implicatures. Authors show that explicatures and implicatures are calculable and not (directly) tied to conventional meaning. Pragmatics has a role to play in dealing with philosophical problems and this volume presents research that defines boundaries and gives a stable picture of pragmatics and philosophy. World renowned academic experts in philosophy and pragmalinguistics ask important theoretical questions and interact in a way that can be easily grasped by those from disciplines other than philosophy, such as anthropology, literary theory and law. A second volume in this series is also available, which covers the perspective of linguists who have been influenced by philosophy.


Reading Matters 3

Author by : Nadia Henein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : The Reading Matters series uses a communicative, integrated skills approach to developing fluency and accuracy in academic reading through writing, and speaking practice. Organized into thematic units, these texts feature stimulating, high-interest readings combined with intensive practice.


Waging Prophetic Warfare

Author by : Jennifer LeClaire
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Publisher by : Charisma Media
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Description : All Christians have the authority to defeat the enemy—but many just don’t know how. Jennifer LeClaire goes beyond the basic teachings of spiritual warfare and incorporates prophetic intercession as the unknown key to successful prayers. Waging Prophetic Warfare will help readers engage in powerful prayer and receive clear direction from the Holy Spirit to defeat persistent difficulties in life.


Students Right To Speak

Author by : Erica R. Salkin
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : In 1969, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas called free speech in public schools a “hazardous freedom,” but one well worth the risk. A half-century later, with technology enabling students to communicate in ways only dreamed about in Fortas’ time, that freedom seems more hazardous than ever. Yet still worth the risk, given equal respect for students’ First Amendment rights and for the requirements of an orderly educational institution. This book provides educators, administrators, school board members and parents a starting point in creating student speech policies that encourage the responsible exercise of constitutional freedoms, while respecting the learning environment. The author discusses the history, sociology, law and philosophy surrounding student speech, demonstrating that free speech and effective teaching and administration in public schools are not mutually exclusive.