"The Compact Oxford Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Wordpower Guide" is a brand-new three-in-one reference from Oxford. With a clear colour design, it gives easy access to essential everyday vocabulary for all your writing needs. Use the dictionary to check spellings and meanings. Thousands of up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions are given in a clear and simple style, making them easy to understand. Hundreds of notes on spelling and grammar help you get it right. Use the thesaurus to broaden your vocabulary and improve your writing skills. There are thousands of alternative and opposite words, with the most useful synonym given first for ease of use. Thousands of real examples of usage show synonyms in context and help you identify the correct sense. Use the Wordpower Guide to expand your vocabulary (or just indulge your fascination with words!) on topics such as phobias, countries of the world, foreign words and phrases, and commonly confused words, and refer to the games and puzzles wordbuilder for quick solutions to puzzles and crosswords.