Warning: mysql_connect(): Headers and client library minor version mismatch. Headers:50547 Library:100122 in /home/bceln2/secure/mysql_pconnect.php on line 4

Oxford English Dictionary


Notice: Undefined index: message in /home/bceln2/html/dbs/view.php on line 187

Warning: mysql_connect(): Headers and client library minor version mismatch. Headers:50547 Library:100122 in /home/bceln2/secure/mysql_pconnect.php on line 4

Notice: Undefined index: host_site in /home/bceln2/html/dbs/view.php on line 326

Warning: mysql_connect(): Headers and client library minor version mismatch. Headers:50547 Library:100122 in /home/bceln2/secure/mysql_pconnect.php on line 4

Notice: Undefined variable: dbTitles in /home/bceln2/html/dbs/fields.php on line 389
URLs:  http://www.oed.com/
Description:  The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) 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.

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

The OED started life more than 150 years ago. Today, the dictionary is in the process of its first major revision. Updates revise and extend the OED at regular intervals, each time subtly adjusting our image of the English language.

[From vendor]

Updated: April 20, 2015

Licence Dates:  01-Jul-2015 to 30-Jun-2016
Terms & Conditions:  More Info
GODOT-enabled:  Yes
Licence Participants:  Participating Sites
Vendor:  Oxford University Press
Content Producer:  Oxford University Press
Simultaneous Users:  Unlimited
Usage Statistics:  More Info
Chronological Coverage:  1150 AD - present
Update Frequency:  Quarterly
Content Types:  FullText
More Information:  http://public.oed.com/about/

Fatal error: Call to undefined function session_is_registered() in /home/bceln2/html/dbs/view.php on line 431