Harrap's Chambers Concise Dictionary is a brand-new modern dictionary. It focuses on English language as it is written and spoken today. The text is based on analysis of contemporary language, and provides special coverage of current vocabulary and idioms. With its accessible and modern style, this book has been designed with today's users in mind. Over 125,000 definitions 1,000 new words defined Focus on today's English Authoritative coverage of many technical terms from science, business, sport, etc. Hundreds of usage notes, word histories, spelling and grammar tips. Includes many supplements, such as British sign language, conversion factors, signs of the Zodiac, Chinese and Islamic calendars, plays of Shakespeare, etc.