The third edition of the New Penguin English Dictionary is a truly magnificent resource, to be trusted and treasured. Edited and compiled by world-renowned lexicographers, the dictionary retains the utmost authority on the English language by offering detailed and clear definitions plus word and phrase histories. In addition to traditional values, the dictionary is at the forefront of the evolution of English with hundreds of new words. This is Penguin’s flagship dictionary and, as part of our Penguin Reference Library, it draws on over 70 years of experience in bringing reliable, useful and clear information to millions of readers around the world. We make knowledge everybody’s property.
Clear, detailed definitions, with particular emphasis on difficult concepts and meanings. Includes not only standard English, but also scientific and technical vocabulary, specialist terms, slang, and the English of earlier periods.
The Penguin English Dictionary is a one-volume English-language dictionary published by Penguin Books. It is their flagship dictionary with over 70,000 entries, first published in 2000.
The Penguin English Dictionary is currently in its third edition, and its chief editor is Robert Allen. The specialist contributors and advisers involve writers for books, newspapers, magazines etc.
The dictionary is also variously known as The New Penguin English Dictionary (1st edition) or The Penguin Complete English Dictionary. The second edition was published in 2003 and the third in late 2007.