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OED Online

 
Alternative Name(s):
Oxford English Dictionary
Coverage:
1000-
Description:
The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record.
Most Useful For:
Creative Writing, English Language & Literature, Linguistics and Language Studies.
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