Cover of: One-letter words | Craig Conley

One-letter words

a dictionary

1st ed.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Merriam-Webster, move over! Until now, no English dictionary ever found the fun or the fascination in revealing the meanings of letters. One-Letter Words, a Dictionary illuminates the more than 1,000 surprising definitions associated with each letter in the English alphabet. For instance, Conley uncovers seventy-six distinct uses of the letter X, the most versatile, most printed letter in the English language. Using facts, figures, quotations, and etymologies, the author provides a complete and enjoyable understanding of the one-letter word.Conley teaches us that each letter's many different meanings span multiple subjects, including science -- B denotes a blood type and also is a symbol for boron on the periodic table of elements -- and history -- in the Middle Ages, B was branded on a blasphemer's forehead. With the letter A, he reminds us that A is not only a bra size, but also a musical note.One-Letter Words, a Dictionary is a rich, thought-provoking, and curious compendium of the myriad definitions attributed to each letter of the English alphabet. This book is the essential desk companion, gift, or reference volume for a vast array of readers: wordsmiths, puzzle lovers, teachers, students, librarians, and armchair linguists will all find One-Letter Words, a Dictionary a must-have.

Edition Notes

Genre
Dictionaries.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
423/.1
Library of Congress
PE1680 .C59 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3420642M
Internet Archive
oneletterwordsdi00conl
ISBN 10
0060798734
LC Control Number
2005040547
Library Thing
575687
Goodreads
945508
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