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OED Online tour: Searching the OED


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OED Online tour: Searching the OED

  1. 1. 2. Searching the OED
  2. 2. Type a word or phrase in the ‘Quick search’ box…
  3. 3. The results list all the dictionary entries that match your search term…
  4. 4. …and links to every occurrence of the term in OED definitions, quotations, etc.
  5. 5. Click a result to view the full entry...
  6. 6. Use ‘Advanced Search’ to examine the full content of the OED…
  7. 7. …search by entries, senses, or quotations… …search for words and phrases anywhere in the OED text… …or use filters to study particular periods, subject areas, etc.
  8. 8. Select a category from the filter pop-up.
  9. 9. A results set can be refined by subject, date, etc…
  10. 10. …or you can view your results as a timeline.
  11. 11. Thank you for taking the OED Online tour. Visit OED Online at More information at Subscription information at