Answer from mim
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Oxford for literature
An English major needs a more precise dictionary than the usual "College" dictionary, which is fine for general use. I find I use the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary most often; it's Scottish and has basic word origins at a much handier size than the Oxford.
Answer from EddieNygma
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The best college dictionary is Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
The edition I've linked to also comes witha CD-ROM.
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Answer from newbie90403
I always liked the Merriam-Webster. It always seemed to have everything I needed.
Answer from usfcsudn
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Go with dictionary.com