Collins Today's English Dictionary
Santrauka: The editors of this dictionary have made use of today's ideas and technology to create a dictionary which is as simple and straight forward to use as possible. We pay most attention to the words and phrases that are commonly in use, rather than load the book with technical terms or words found only in crossword puzzles. So this is a dictionary fro a user of English, not a mere observer or critic. We do not draw attention to the spelling or pronunciation of a word unless there is a possible difficulty - a rare word with an unusual pronunciation or an irregular past tense of a verb. In particular, we do not include any grammatical parts of speech, because our full-sentence definitions make it clear whether a word is a noun or a verb, an adjective or an adverb, and so on. Why should you turn to a dictionary of English - English? Perhaps to check a meaning that you are not quite sure of, or to settle an argument, or to look up a new word. And if you are just learning English as your second language, it will help you to learn contemporary English as it is spoken today.