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Title: Oxford English Dictionary Online


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An introductory guide to OED ONLINE...
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Unrivalled breadth and depth
  • Includes definitions of over 600,000 words
  • Usage illustrated by over 2.5 million quotations
  • Provides a unique historical record of the
    development of English over the last millennium
  • Covers words and phrases from across the
    English-speaking world

www.oed.com
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Widely acclaimed
  • The ultimate authority on the English language
    as well as a history of English speech and
    thought from its infancy to the present day The
    Times
  • The greatest continuing work of scholarship that
    this century has produced Newsweek
  • An essential acquisition for all libraries
    Library Journal

www.oed.com
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An enormous project
  • The updating of the OED is the worlds largest
    humanities research project
  • Editorial work alone costs OUP 3 million per
    year!
  • 80 in-house lexicographers, researchers and
    systems engineers working on the project
  • 200 specialist advisers
  • Numerous external contributors
  • At least 6000 new and revised definitions
    published online each year

www.oed.com
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Results from a Find Word search for NICE
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Scroll though the entry to see how much NICE has
changed in meaning over time! As the OED is a
historical dictionary, the oldest meaning of each
word appears first.
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Wildcards can be used in all search boxes…
represents any number of missing letters
(including 0)
? represents 1 missing letter
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Further search options are available from all
webpages
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Proximity searching
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Know the meaning but not the word?
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Which nouns derive from Hindi, entered English
between 1800 and 1990, and relate to food?
Heres how to find out...
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Words to do with music that have come into the
language since 1980?
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Click the NEW button to see the entries in the
New Edition
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Take a crossword clue such as Which word
describes a type of dance and a type of sauce?
Heres how to find out...
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Further information
  • Full details about the OED and OED Online are
    available at www.oed.com
  • A detailed tour is available at
    www.oed.com/public/tour
  • If you have any queries, please dont hesitate to
    contact us at onlineproducts_at_oup.com

www.oed.com
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