Essays Tagged: "Oxford Dictionary"

King Lear

King Lear EssayThe definition of tragedy in the Oxford dictionary is, 'drama of elevated theme anddiction and with unhappy ending; sad event, seriou ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Religious Dialogue. What is religion?

What is religion? According to an Oxford dictionary, religion is the belief in theexistence of a supernatural ruling power, the creato ...

(6 pages) 265 0 4.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


Sexuality means the concern with or interest in sexual activity according to the Oxford Dictionary. The meaning of sexuality changes from time to time, from land to land, and from p ...

(7 pages) 223 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Effect of Stress at work

What is stress mean? The word 'stress' is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "A state of affair involving demand on physical or mental energy." Stress is a ...

(3 pages) 271 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

"What is Democracy" This is an essay written about democracy. It a reaction of an average person as to what democracy means to them. This is not a step by step definition of the political system

to fight for democracy, but wont cross the street to vote in a national election." Bill VaughanThe Oxford dictionary defines democracy as government by the people, direct or representative. In Canada ...

(5 pages) 298 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Frailty, thy name is woman.

THY NAME IS WOMEN Frailty is defined as being fragile, foible, and having a moral weakness (Oxford Dictionary). At one point during the play Hamlet, Hamlet states, "Frailty, thy name is women" ...

(4 pages) 77 1 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The Winnipeg general strike.

e:A revolution is the forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system (Oxford Dictionary). Does it apply to the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919? Was what happened to Winni ...

(4 pages) 60 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How euthanasia should be legalized.

Euthanasia(Essay) Euthanasia is a big controversy in the society today. According to the "Oxford Dictionary," Euthanasia (yoo-thã-nay-ziã) is defined as: the bringing about of ...

(3 pages) 58 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The news media in Australia.

wners, government and culture.News is the reportings of recent facts, or news otherwise not known. (Oxford Dictionary,1992:74) Originally, news was broadcasted on radio, always with one white, male pr ...

(8 pages) 152 0 4.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Abortion and Voluntary Euthanasia.

What is meant by "Abortion"?The oxford dictionary defines abortion as "removal of a baby from the womb before it has developed enoug ... at is meant by "Voluntary Euthanasia"?Euthanasia derives from the Greek meaning for good death. The Oxford dictionary defines euthanasia as "the act of causing somebody to die gently and without pain, ...

(15 pages) 262 3 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Discuss whether or not Chaucer's the miller's tale is accurately described as a fabilau.

e, "He ne hade for his labour but a scorn".This means that at least half of the requirements of the oxford dictionary meaning of fabliau have been met. Thus meaning the only other part left to fulfil ... innuendos, slapstick comedy and of course the teller of the tale himself. All these things fit the oxford dictionary definition of a fabliau. But this tale is not just a fabliau for the sake of it; i ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is about how Islam views racism. It gives an example on how racism came to be and how it effects society today.

The list of words which describe racism in our world is endless. According to the Oxford dictionary racism is the "belief in superiority of particular race; antagonism towards other ...

(2 pages) 62 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Symbolism: Branding and Advertising.

r investigate this topic, it is important to first define the meaning of symbolic and symbolism.The Oxford dictionary definition for symbol is"Sign; thing representing or typifying something"A marketi ...

(10 pages) 513 2 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

The Many Facets of Happiness

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry inferred that "happiness" is a temporary frame of mind, yet The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation inferred that "happiness" could possibly last a l ... e of the word happiness uses it in a temporary sense.For my sixth and final source, I looked in the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation. This source provided me with an interesting usag ...

(3 pages) 104 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does syntactic and semantic knowledge contribute to our understanding of a piece of text

does syntactic and semantic knowledge contribute to our understanding of a piece of textThe Little Oxford dictionary (1986) defines syntactic knowledge as "the grammatical arrangement of words/rules ...

(10 pages) 209 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Animal Farm

indeed experience a revolution, butnot the kind most of them think. A revolution is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as,"a substitution of a new system of government". In Animal Farm the revolution a ...

(3 pages) 21 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Polarized Light

The Oxford dictionary defines polarize as to confine similar vibrations of (light waves, etc) to a singl ...

(3 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

This essay looks at Abortion. The thesis is that abortion is wrong, ethically, religiously and medically.

? It is a decision that women make by themselves, so that they have to take responsibly for it. The Oxford Dictionary defines the term Abortion as the "termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an emb ...

(4 pages) 239 2 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Discuss the role of media studies in making sense of the political, economic, and cultural meaning of everyday life

The term 'media' is defined by the Australian Oxford Dictionary as 'mass communications, especially newspapers and broadcasting, regarded collecti ... d management of material wealth, as of a country, household, or business enterprise (The Australian Oxford Dictionary). The Frankfurt/Marxist School has contributed understandings of economic meanings ... Cultural studies and helps us to understand what role culture plays in our society. The Australian Oxford Dictionary defines the word culture as 'intellectual and artistic achievement or expression' ...

(4 pages) 206 0 4.2 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

"Geography is all around us" Question: Give your definition of Geography and explain how you came to this definition?

atisfy everyone", (Monkhouse, ). This difficulty in finding a clear definition is emphasised by the Oxford Dictionary of Geography which states "The discipline of geography has many interpretations"( ...

(6 pages) 98 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography