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Oxford English Dictionary Online

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, tracing the evolution and use of words over the past 1,000 years.

  • More than 280,000 entries and 3.5 million quotations to show how words have been used over the history of the English language 
  • Also includes the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (HTOED) which allows users to explore themes, meanings, and ideas throughout the history of English 
  • Covers British, American, and other varieties of English, and all types of usage from formal to slang 
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