Edited by Oxford's Canadian lexicography department, this is Oxford University Press's first Canadian thesaurus. With 300,000 synonyms and 8,000 opposites, this easy-to-use A-Z reference is ideal for all kinds of writing needs-for study, at home, or in the office. The Canadian Oxford Paperback Thesaurus provides the most useful alternative word first, with the words that are closest in meaning to the entry word given in capitals. Thousands of example sentences show words used in context, making it easier to make the right choice every time. Alternate andopposite words are clearly labelled if they are informal, dialect, literary, or technical. In addition, over 185 word family boxes offer lists of related words on a diverse range of topics including Native Languages of Canada, Doughnuts and Deep-fried Sweets, Breeds of Dogs, Dinosaurs, Sewing Termsand even Hockey Terms. With over 650 uniquely Canadian words and meanings, The Canadian Oxford Paperback Thesaurus will be an invaluable reference for all Canadians.