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Oxford English Dictionary

The accepted authority for the history and evolution of the English language over the last millenium, defining over half a million words with 2.5 million quotations from varied sources.

Contains the Second Edition of the dictionary (published 1989) and ongoing updates from the Third Edition (projected to be complete in 2010), adding about 1000 entries each quarter. You can adjust the level of presentation to your needs: pronunciation, etymologies, variant spellings, and quotations can be turned on or off as necessary. Comparing Second Edition and Third Edition entries allows you to see how the language has changed recently.

 

Last updated July 3, 2012