This reference uses the text of the "Little Oxford Dictionary" to provide quick access to spellings and meanings in a colourful layout. All headwords, variants (plural forms and alternative spellings) and derivatives are displayed in colour making them particularly easy to find. Extra help is also provided in the form of usage notes, pronunciations for difficult words and language panels to explain grammatical terms such as clause, metaphor and conjunction. An additional appendix helps you get more out of your dictionary by testing your vocabulary-building skills with questions on spelling and meaning. Answers are provided so you can test yourself. The durable flexi binding makes the dictionary particularly hard-wearing. This book is intended for general trade, for home, school, and office.