The Oxford English Dictionary is widely regarded
as the accepted authority on the English language.
It is an unsurpassed guide to the history and
meaning of 600,000 words— past and present—
from across the English-speaking world.
The new OED Online lets you explore every
aspect of the history of English…
…and the people, societies, and cultures
that created it.
In this tour….
1. Getting started (slide 5)
2. Searching the OED (slide 12)
3. Exploring an entry (slide 23)
4. The Historical Thesaurus (slide 35)
5. Categories (slide 50)
6. Timelines (slide 55)
7. Sources (slide 66)
…type a word or phrase in
the ‘Quick search’ box to
look up dictionary entries…
…or use the ‘Browse’ links to
explore different pathways
through the English language.
The home page gives quick access to
all the main OED Online functions...