Increase your vocabulary... Understand definitions... Get to grips with English grammar. The aim of the Oxford Practical School Dictionary is to explain in a straightforward style the meanings and use of the English words that children aged 8 years and over are likely to come across and want to use. Clear and simple, with no confusing symbols or abbreviations, this dictionary will lead children straight to the information they are looking for and in addition explains the origin of the word to help increase their knowledge about language and gives sample sentences to show how words are used in context. 
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