Electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), that is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
The new OED Online offers many tasters and routes into the dictionary’s 600,000 words and 3 million quotations.
In addition to its quarterly updates of revised entries and new words, the OED Online includes regular commentaries on the language, written by dictionary editors and specialist authors.
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