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Urdang, Laurence

Overview
Works: 136 works in 773 publications in 4 languages and 30,868 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Terms and phrases  History  Juvenile works  Chronologies  Periodicals  Terminology  Serial publications 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 072, Adapter, ed
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 )
44 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 2,472 libraries worldwide
Contains more than one million alphabetically-arranged synonyms grouped in related clusters
The Oxford thesaurus by Laurence Urdang( Book )
75 editions published between 1922 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,442 libraries worldwide
Includes over 275,000 synonyms with example sentences and guides to precise synonym choice
The Timetables of American history by Laurence Urdang( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,309 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 )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 1,827 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 )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 1,671 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
Picturesque expressions : a thematic dictionary by Laurence Urdang( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century American nicknames by Walter C Kidney( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 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 )
54 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
For other editions, see Title Catalog
-Ologies & -isms : a thematic dictionary ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 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 )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 950 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 )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 904 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 )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Names & nicknames of places & things by Laurence Urdang( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 845 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
Dictionary of advertising terms by Tatham-Laird & Kudner( Book )
38 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Mosby's medical & nursing dictionary ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 559 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
Slogans ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 542 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 541 libraries worldwide
Prefixes and other word-initial elements of English ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
 
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Laurence Urdang Lexicographer, editor of dictionaries
Languages
English (402)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Swedish (1)
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