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About Oxford English Dictionary

Description:

  • The famous historical dictionary of English, providing not only the current meanings of words, but also their development through time.
  • Corresponds to the full-text of the 20-volume, second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (except for the Bibliography), the three additions published between 1993 and 1997, and quarterly releases of work in progress from the revision of the OED.
  • The full text search allows searching by full text, definitions, etymologies, quotations, quotation date, quotation author, quotation work, and quotation text.
  • Guide to the OED.
  • Guided Tour of the OED.

File format is HTML
Can print download and email sections.
Citation assistance available.

Dates of Coverage: circa 1150

Frequency of Updates: quarterly

Truncation Symbol: * for multiple characters or ? for a single character

Concurrent Users: unlimited

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