The Canadian Oxford Dictionary was the runaway bestseller of 1998, spending over a year on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list and winning the Canadian Booksellers Association's Libris awards for Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Specialty Book of the Year. Now this wonderful resource is being reissued with a New Words Supplement and a History of the English Language Timeline. The dictionary's 130,000 entries combine in one reference book information on English as it is used worldwideand as it is used particularly in Canada. Definitions, worded for ease of comprehension, are presented so that the meaning most familiar to Canadians appears first and foremost. Each of these entries is exceptionally reliable, the result of thorough research into the language and Oxford's unparalleled language resources. Five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more that 8000 Canadian sources of an astonishing diversity. The lexicographers also examined an additional 20 million words of international English sources. For this reissue, Oxford University Press's Canadian Dictionary Department prepared a New Words supplement, featuring over 150 words and meanings of words that have become prominent since 1998. Featuring up-to-the minute vocabulary, the supplement includes Ballard fuel cell, BC Bud, bricks and mortar, dot-commer, e-ticket, face time, IMHO, my bad, Nunavummiut, oxygen bar, Quebec gold, shrug, 24-7 and yada-yada-yada. Indeed, there is at least one new word for every letter of the alphabet.