This new edition contains all definitions written in full in simple, natural English; grammatical information shown clearly and separately; and additional information on word frequency. Examples are taken from the Bank of English, Collins' unique data bank of the English language. This ensures that all the examples given reflect the way that English is used today. New to this edition are thousands of new words and meanings, an extensive revision of American coverage and improved definitions and examples. A new design of the page layout makes the text clear and user-friendly.