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Urdang, Laurence

Overview
Works: 129 works in 897 publications in 4 languages and 29,463 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  History  Reverse dictionaries  Chronologies  Tables (Data)  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 072, ed, Adapter
Classifications: PE1591, 423.1
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Most widely held works by Laurence Urdang
The synonym finder by J. I Rodale( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 2,342 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 )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,189 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 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 )

41 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in English and held by 2,052 WorldCat member 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 1,585 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
The Oxford thesaurus by Laurence Urdang( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,536 WorldCat member 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 1,336 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 1,171 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 )

62 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,032 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 863 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 )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 852 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 )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 808 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 788 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( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 617 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slogans( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contants: A collection of more than 6,000 slogans, rallying cries, and other exhortations
Mosby's medical & nursing dictionary( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Swedish and held by 510 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
The Oxford thesaurus : an A-Z dictionary of synonyms by Laurence Urdang( Book )

39 editions published between 1922 and 1995 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The synonym finder
Alternative Names
Laurence Urdang Amerikaans lexicograaf (1927-2008)

Laurence Urdang Lexicographer, editor of dictionaries

Languages
English (420)

Spanish (1)

Swedish (1)

German (1)

Covers
The timetables of American historyThe New York times everyday reader's dictionary of misunderstood, misused, mispronounced wordsThe Oxford thesaurusDictionary of confusable wordsRuffner's allusions--cultural, literary, biblical, and historical : a thematic dictionaryThe Oxford thesaurus : an A-Z dictionary of synonyms