This dictionary is ideal for everyone needing clear and accessible information on today's English. With over 140,000 words, including phrases, derivatives and idioms in more than 30,000 definitions, it provides a comprehensive coverage of everyday English. The meanings are given in a plain and straightforward style. Usage notes give guidance on points of grammar, usage, and spelling. Concise and useful information on interesting aspects of word origins is provided, avoiding technical terminology. Open layout with different elements starting on a new line makes the dictionary user-friendly and easy to use.