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Flexner, Stuart Berg

Overview
Works: 73 works in 438 publications in 5 languages and 17,508 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Atlases  History  Reference works  Thesauri (Dictionaries)  Sources  Terminology  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Controlled vocabularies  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, în, ed, Contributor
Classifications: PE1625, 423
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stuart Berg Flexner
Dictionary of American slang by Harold Wentworth( Book )

111 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 3,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 2000 brand-new slang terms and familiar expressions that have acquired new meanings appear in the supplement. Altogether the volume contains more than 22,000 definitions
The Random House dictionary of the English language by Jess M Stein( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 315,000 entries with over 50,000 new words and 75,000 new meanings
I hear America talking : an illustrated treasury of American words and phrases by Stuart Berg Flexner( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to America : an illustrated history of words and phrases from our lively and splendid past by Stuart Berg Flexner( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey of the origins, evolutions, and meanings of thousands of phrases, and expressions unique to American English adds up to an entertaining, reliable history of modern American idioms and speech
The Random House thesaurus by Jess M Stein( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 11,000 main-entry words in alphabetical order recommended for writers, speakers, students, and business people
Random House unabridged dictionary( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1,000 new words since 1987, 1,500 updated entries and definitions, and a full-color world atlas
Speaking freely : a guided tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon Valley by Stuart Berg Flexner( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores "the origin and history of many of our most delightful words ... [and] the changing cultural conditions that produced them. With chapters on Americanisms, cyberspace, advertising, fighting words, fitness, geography, economics, sex, crime, gender, generation gaps, and many other subjects."--Jacket
Family word finder : a new thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in dictionary form by Reader's Digest Association (Canada)( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprised of more than ten thousand alphabetically arranged entries, the reference lists synonyms and antonyms, provides example sentences and usage notes, and reveals word origins
Random House Webster's college thesaurus( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 400,000 synonyms and antonyms, more than 12,000 main entry word lists, example sentances to illustrate words used in context, and coverage of all levels of vocabulary
The language of the Constitution : a sourcebook and guide to the ideas, terms, and vocabulary used by the framers of the United States Constitution by Thurston Greene( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random House Roget's college thesaurus( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an alphabetically-arranged list of more than 12,000 terms with more than 400,000 synonyms and antonyms, along with examples of their use in sentences
How to increase your word power by Reader's Digest Association (Canada)( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1987 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pessimist's guide to history by Stuart Berg Flexner( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text for cynics, skeptics, and misanthropes chronicles the disastrous events - from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, to the death of Socrates, to the Exxon Valdez oil spill - that have shaped the history of the world
Wise words and wives' tales : the origins, meanings and time-honored wisdom of proverbs and folk sayings, olde and new by Stuart Berg Flexner( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged compendium of facts about the history and evolution of the most time-honored words of folk wisdom
Child, the Family, and the Court : a Study of the Administration of Justice in the Field of Domestic Relations by Stuart Berg Flexner( )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal Aspect of the Juvenile Court by Stuart Berg Flexner( )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pocket dictionary of American slang : a popular abridgement of the Dictionary of American slang by Harold Wentworth( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Random House school dictionary( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary for intermediate and junior-high students reflecting current American usage
Random House college thesaurus by Jess M Stein( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random House unabridged dictionary( )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

315,000 entries accessible by headword, even if mispelled. Users can find definitions from any word within a definition, find anagrams or browse alphabetically
 
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Random House unabridged dictionarySpeaking freely : a guided tour of American English from Plymouth Rock to Silicon ValleyRandom House Webster's college thesaurusThe language of the Constitution : a sourcebook and guide to the ideas, terms, and vocabulary used by the framers of the United States ConstitutionRandom House Roget's college thesaurusThe pessimist's guide to historyRandom House college thesaurus
Alternative Names
Berg Flexner, Stuart

Berg Flexner, Stuart 1928-1990

Flexner, S. B. 1928-1990

Flexner, Stuart 1928-1990

Flexner Stuart B.

Flexner, Stuart B. 1928-1990

Flexner, Stuart B. (Stuart Berg)

Stuart Berg Flexner American lexicographer

Stuart Berg Flexner Amerikaans lexicograaf (-)

Stuart Berg Flexner Amerikaans lexicograaf (1928-1990)

フレクスナー, スチュワート

フレックスナー, S. B.

フレックスナー, スチュアート バーグ

弗菜克斯納, 斯図爾特・B

Languages
English (330)

Chinese (4)

German (3)

French (1)

Italian (1)