LTL DICTIONARIES: resembling snow
My Go To Dictionaries
The dictionary I like the most is the one that is to hand when I want to look something up. But dictionaries are more than just a reference book for word meanings, they also reveal lots of random facts and other information about our languages, and the places we live. So adding it all up, I’ve come up with a total of five dictionaries that are welcome on my shelf or toolbar.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I put the Longman Dictionary of contemporary English at the top of my ‘go to’ list because I use the paper copy at home and the online version everywhere else. I also like the way that the Longman shows word frequency as well as the meaning. Words that get used A LOT in English are marked as S1, S2 and S3 (in the top 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 most frequently used words of SPOKEN English) and / or W1, W2 and W3 (top words in WRITTEN English). This is really useful information for teachers and learners and people who write for ESL readers.