This new edition of the popular Collins Shorter Dictionary & Thesaurus has been completely revised and updated for the 21st century. The unique Collins layout gives two books in one, with matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page. The dictionary text uses the latest information from the Bank of English, our 400 million word language database. Spelling help is given for all irregular forms of words and pronunciation help is given for words considered difficult or confusing. Up-to-date language notes within the dictionary text give advice on acceptable and unacceptable English usage. The matching thesaurus text gives the most helpful synonym first and highlighted to allow the user to see immediately which sense of the word is referred to. The range of information given in this new edition makes the Collins Shorter Dictionary & Thesaurus a valuable and attractively priced quick reference source.