Our Comprehensive Uzbek-English Dictionary is a complete revision of our Uzbek-English Dictionary (Revised, Karl A. Krippes, 1996). It incorporates our other work in Uzbek including Uzbek–English Dictionary of Phrases (Khayrulla H. Ismatulla, 1998) and Disaster Preparedness Glossary Uzbek-English English-Uzbek (Abdusattor Sharafiddinov, Thomas Creamer, 2005). Our new dictionary benefits from the latest lexicographic research from Uzbekistan, especially A.Madvaliev et al, S.F. Akobirov. Ўзбек тилининг изоҳли луғати (An Annotated Dictionary of the Uzbek Language, volumes 1-5. Uzbek National Encyclopedia, National Science Publishing House, 2007).
This volume contains 37,002 headwords.
The hallmark of our methodology is our attempt to include an authentic example for each definition of each headword, with the exception of certain common nouns. Verbs and function words receive special attention and often contain multiple examples. Most of the examples are complete sentences, although we also include typical collocations and phrases. Using authentic examples presents challenges. For instance, some examples may be overly specific, while others are somewhat vague. Nonetheless, we have chosen examples that represent the kinds of authentic texts that users will encounter in modern Uzbek. This volume contains 64,640 examples using this methodology.