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  • 1. 4. The Historical Thesaurus
  • 2. The Historical Thesaurus is a semantic index of the contents of the OED…
  • 3. With the Historical Thesaurus, OED Online provides powerful new ways to explore language, history, and culture...
  • 4. …almost every word, phrase, and meaning throughout the dictionary…
  • 5. …covering more than 1,000 years of the English language.
  • 6. Each dictionary sense is connected to its semantic class in the thesaurus…
  • 7. …with direct links to equivalent terms elsewhere in the OED, and a link to the thesaurus itself.
  • 8. Within the thesaurus, all the terms in a class are listed in chronological order… …so you can trace the development of a concept over time.
  • 9. The tree on the left shows the location of this class in the thesaurus taxonomy… …you can browse the tree to explore related concepts.
  • 10. From the thesaurus home page, you can browse the tree from the top levels downwards…
  • 11. …or search directly for a term.
  • 12. Results show each class in which the search term occurs…
  • 13. Select a result to see the class in full…
  • 14. Click any term to go directly to the corresponding sense in the dictionary.
  • 15. Thank you for taking the OED Online tour. Visit OED Online at www.oed.com More information at www.oed.com/public/about Subscription information at www.oed.com/public/howtosub

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