comment about CCED

Biju   Thursday, June 12, 2003, 11:28 GMT
Dear friends,

Recently I purchased the Collins Cobuild English Dictionary,
impressed by reading the comments by 'Antimoon'.

Unfortunately I couldn't find the meaning of certain words in this dictionary, for example 'deponent' and 'tinnitus'.

The meaning of these words are given in other dictionaries like
Oxford's and Webster's.

Now why this message is that evenafter making such a huge word bank and corpus exclusively for the sake of the lexicographers who edited this dictionay why such missings.

Have you find any such missings in this dictionary? I tried to contact the publishers and sent a few e mails at, but there was no reply.

Tom   Thursday, June 12, 2003, 17:04 GMT
The CCED has only words that you actually need.

It has fewer entries than Webster's but they are much more detailed and useful. I don't understand why you would hold that against the dictionary. Antimoon recommends that you own many dictionaries anyway. Use the CCED when you can. When you need to look up something like "tinnitus", use Webster's.
chantal   Thursday, June 12, 2003, 18:18 GMT
I agree with Tom : we need more than one dictionary.
My "Oxford Advanced" doesn't give synonyms ans antonyms and that's a problem.
Jim   Friday, June 13, 2003, 00:41 GMT
When you need to look up something like "tinnitus", use Webster's or Oxford or Cambridge or Macquarie ...

Even if you put all the dictionaries in the world together there's be holes.