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Urdang, Laurence

Works: 125 works in 869 publications in 4 languages and 29,630 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  History  Juvenile works  Chronologies  Software  Terminology  Serial publications 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, ed, 072, Adapter
Classifications: PE1625, 423.1
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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 )
50 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,338 libraries worldwide
Contains more than one million alphabetically-arranged synonyms grouped in related clusters
The timetables of American history by Laurence Urdang( Book )
26 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,200 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
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 1,589 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 )
25 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,531 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 1,329 libraries worldwide
Twentieth century American nicknames by Walter C Kidney( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,188 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 )
61 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Contains over 315,000 entries with over 50,000 new words and 75,000 new meanings
-Ologies & -isms : a thematic dictionary ( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 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
Dictionary of confusable words by Laurence Urdang( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 857 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 811 libraries worldwide
Names & nicknames of places & things by Laurence Urdang( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 792 libraries worldwide
From Amazonia to Timbuktu, from Atlantis to Wormwood scrubs, from the Black Hole of Calcutta to Westminster, this fascinating reference book provides descriptions of 1,500 places, real and legendary
Prefixes and other word-initial elements of English ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Mosby's medical & nursing dictionary ( Book )
11 editions published in 1983 in English and Swedish and held by 516 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 )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Contants: A collection of more than 6,000 slogans, rallying cries, and other exhortations
The Oxford thesaurus : an A-Z dictionary of synonyms by Laurence Urdang( Book )
40 editions published between 1922 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
The New York times everyday reader's dictionary of misunderstood, misused, and mispronounced words by Laurence Urdang( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Ruffner's allusions--cultural, literary, biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionary by Frederick G Ruffner( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 261 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
English (372)
Spanish (1)
Swedish (1)
German (1)
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