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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)


The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary contains all work to date of the third edition, reflecting daily updates and revisions. Also includes the full-text of the second edition, and a historical thesaurus. 

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Subjects: Language and Literature; Linguistics; Reference; Dictionaries
(Bolded items are subjects for which this is a recommended resource)

Notes: Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition. The following information is provided for each word: etymology, definition, part of speech, date of origination, pronunciation, quotation, and cross-references.

Dates of Coverage: N/A

Update Frequency: N/A

Print Equivalent: For the print equivalent of this title, see The Oxford English dictionary [2nd ed. 1989] (Oxford : Clarendon Press, etc.). For earlier editions, check the Library Catalog for holdings.

Provider: Oxford University Press

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Download