|Oxford English Dictionary|
|Also known as:||OED, OED Online|
Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It shows not only the current meanings of words, but also traces 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. For more than a century, the Oxford English Dictionary has been the undisputed authority on the history and development of the English language.
The online Oxford English Dictionary enables the full text of the Dictionary to be searched in a way impossible in the printed version. The Dictionary is being completely revised. Every one of the 250,000 entries is being updated, and many more will be added during the course of the revision program, which is expected to double the length of the text.
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|Help:||Click on the “Help” button at the bottom of the screen. About the OED Project and Guide to OED Entries provide an overview of the OED and how to use the online version. Find out more about OED Online in the News section. For further assistance, Ask a Librarian.|
The Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary is also available in print (Ref PE 1625 .O87 1989) and in a CD-ROM version (Microforms, Morris Library (CD-ROM 170)).
For other online dictionaries, see Virtual Reference Desk: Dictionaries.
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|Producer:||Oxford University Press|