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  • This presentation gives a brief description of
    the Oxford English Dictionary Online.
  • It tells you
  • what the Oxford English Dictionary is
  • how it can help you
  • how to look for information in it
  • The presentation will take about 3 minutes

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This is the Oxford English Dictionary home page.
The Oxford English Dictionary consists of 20
volumes in print.
You can access the full content of the 20 volumes
online!
The first edition was completed in 1928.
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To look up a word, simply type the word into the
box at the top-right and click Find Word.
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Quotations are given to illustrate the definition.
Quotations also tell you when a word was first
used.
You can find out how to pronounce a word, see any
alternative spellings, and learn about the
etymology (where the word came from).
The left column shows adjacent entries in the
dictionary, so you can browse the list as you
would the print version.
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z????y
The OED can be very handy with crosswords.
For example, if a clue is looking for the name of
an animal with 6 letters, beginning with Z and
ending with Y, you can type question marks to
replace the unknown letters Z????Y.
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OED online will give you a list of all words that
could be spelled that way.
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Practice
  • Now you have had a brief introduction, why not
    explore for yourself? Have a go at finding the
    answers to these questions. 
  • What does discombobulate mean?
  • When was the word bling first used?
  • Outside the fiction of J. K. Rowling, what is the
    meaning of the word Muggle?
  • Which 4-letter word, beginning with m and
    ending with d is a regional word meaning to
    spoil a child?

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Further help
  • If you want to find out more, you can
  • visit your local library website
  • pop into your local library
  • see the detailed user guides on the sites
    themselves
  • email us at onlinemarketing_at_oup.com

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  • Whos Who
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
  • African American Studies Center
  • American National Biography
  • Electronic Enlightenment
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
  • Click here to open these presentations

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