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Urdang, Laurence

Overview
Works: 114 works in 814 publications in 4 languages and 30,446 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  History  Juvenile works  Chronologies  Periodicals  Terminology  Serial publications 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter, ed, 072
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Laurence Urdang
Publications by Laurence Urdang
Publications by Laurence Urdang, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Laurence Urdang
The synonym finder by J. I Rodale( Book )
46 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 2,406 libraries worldwide
Contains more than one million alphabetically-arranged synonyms grouped in related clusters
The timetables of American history by Laurence Urdang( Book )
24 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,263 libraries worldwide
This is an encyclopedic timeline of American history. It covers history and politics, the arts, science and technology, and miscellaneous information. Many of Pearle's works are listed, and readers will see their wider historical context
The New York times everyday reader's dictionary of misunderstood, misused, mispronounced words by Laurence Urdang( Book )
21 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,786 libraries worldwide
This unique book distills the common dictionary, putting the tough words encountered most often at one's fingertips and sharpening readers' knowledge of the written and oral language
Allusions : cultural, literary, Biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionary by Laurence Urdang( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
Documents the metaphorical or symbolic use of over 8700 entries from sources including the Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Greek, Roman, Scandinavian and other mythologies, American, European, Eastern and other legends and folklore, music, the arts, industry, comics, motion pictures, television, radio, and culture in general. Includes everyday expressions, but excludes real people unless they epitomize a particular characteristic from the thematic category. Each theme includes examples from sources including authors, books, magazines, plays, operas, Supreme Court rulings, herbs and other plants, religions, religious sects and writings, movies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, songs, rock groups, gem symbolism, etc
The Oxford thesaurus by Laurence Urdang( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,571 libraries worldwide
Includes over 275,000 synonyms with example sentences and guides to precise synonym choice
Picturesque expressions : a thematic dictionary by Laurence Urdang( Book )
17 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century American nicknames by Walter C Kidney( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
Contains the nicknames of well-known people, miscellaneous items, roads, restaurants, government agencies, companies, other organizations, and equipment and weapons
The Random House dictionary of the English language by Jess M Stein( Book )
59 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
A dictionary designed especially for students and teachers with all the words, including biographical and geographical entries, abbreviations, and contractions, in one alphabet
-Ologies & -isms : a thematic dictionary ( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Lexicon of English words used of and about theories, concepts, doctrines, systems, attitudes, practices, states of mind, and branches of science. Focuses on words containing the suffixes -ology, -ism, -ics, -graphy, -metry, -archy, -cide, -philia, -phobia, -mancy, -latry, et al., including derivative forms of these words
Holidays and anniversaries of the world : a comprehensive catalogue containing detailed information on every month and day of the year ... ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
On t.p.: A comprehensive catalogue containing detailed information on every month and day of the year
Dictionary of confusable words by Laurence Urdang( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Explains the distinction between analog and digital; iamb/dactyl/spondee/trochee; uninterested and disinterested; lee and weather, etc
Mottoes : a compilation of more than 9,000 mottoes from around the world and throughout history ... ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 libraries worldwide
Names & nicknames of places & things by Laurence Urdang( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Locates and explains not only names of cities, streets, natural wonders, and landmarks of the real world - businesses, bistros, and buildings of historic, folkloric, ceremonial and cultural significance - but also proverbial places, sites mentioned in literature, and legendary locales. Concise, authoritative descriptions capture the essence of each place - its atmosphere, role in literature, relationship to the arts, mythical meaning, religious or commercial importance or topographical aura
Mosby's medical & nursing dictionary ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Explanatory definitions to terminology particularly useful to nurses, as well as other health professionals. Also includes eponyms, abbreviations, approximately 400 illustrations, a 32-page anatomy atlas, and 14 appendixes
Prefixes and other word-initial elements of English ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Slogans ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Collection of slogans, the majority from American commercial advertising, with a substantial number of additional slogans having political and social intent
A basic dictionary of synonyms and antonyms by Laurence Urdang( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Ruffner's allusions--cultural, literary, biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionary by Frederick G Ruffner( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"A thematic dictionary, with almost 13,000 allusion entries organized under 730 thematic categories. Thematic categories are presented in alphabetical order; each thematic category is followed a list of allusions, including definitions, origins (nationality and genre), and sources. Includes a bibliography and index"--Provided by publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Laurence Urdang Amerikaans lexicograaf (1927-2008)
Laurence Urdang Lexicographer, editor of dictionaries
Languages
English (344)
Spanish (4)
German (1)
Swedish (1)
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