Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3). The OED is currently being revised, with the aim of producing a completely updated third edition by the year 2010. Draft material from the revision programme will also be published online, representing the latest progress towards the new edition. Results from searches of the Dictionary text are therefore presented in two sets, one consisting of Second Edition results (including results from the Additions volumes) and the other consisting of New (Third) Edition results. Occasionally, new material is presented for an entry that has not yet been fully revised. This can be in the form of a new meaning of an existing word, a new compound or phrase involving an existing word, and so on. In such cases, the new material appears as a partial entry in the New Edition, introduced by the sentence

Publisher:Oxford University Press,
Alternative:OED online
Subjects:General and Multi-disciplinary | Linguistics and Languages