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Urdang, Laurence

Overview
Works: 165 works in 959 publications in 4 languages and 28,689 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Atlases  History  Chronologies  Tables (Data)  Reverse dictionaries  Juvenile works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 072, Adapter, ed
Classifications: PE1625, 423
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Most widely held works by Laurence Urdang
The synonym finder by J. I Rodale( Book )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than one million alphabetically-arranged synonyms grouped in related clusters
The timetables of American history by Laurence Urdang( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,100 WorldCat member 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 Peale'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 )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford thesaurus by Laurence Urdang( Book )

32 editions published between 1922 and 1997 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes over 275,000 synonyms with example sentences and guides to precise synonym choice
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 1,523 WorldCat member 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 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century American nicknames by Walter C Kidney( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member 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 )

63 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 315,000 entries with over 50,000 new words and 75,000 new meanings
-Ologies & -isms : a thematic dictionary by Howard G Zettler( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 843 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Names & nicknames of places & things by Laurence Urdang( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating reference provides connotative definitions of 1,500 legendary, fictional, and real locales and landmarks worldwide - from Amazonia to Vatican City, from Atlantis to the Watergate Hotel, from the Black Hole to Calcutta to Westminster Abbey
Ruffner's allusions--cultural, literary, biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionary by Frederick G Ruffner( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member 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
Prefixes and other word-initial elements of English( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosby's medical & nursing dictionary( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and Swedish and held by 497 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contants: A collection of more than 6,000 slogans, rallying cries, and other exhortations
Dictionary of advertising terms by Tatham-Laird & Kudner( Book )

36 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The synonym finder
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The timetables of American historyThe Oxford thesaurusDictionary of confusable wordsRuffner's allusions--cultural, literary, biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionaryDictionary of advertising terms
Alternative Names
Laurence Urdang Amerikaans lexicograaf (1927-2008)

Laurence Urdang Lexicographer, editor of dictionaries

Languages
English (400)

Spanish (1)

Swedish (1)

German (1)