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Meaning of "OED" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES OED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary, published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive dictionary of English. As well as describing English usage in its many variations throughout the world, it traces the historical development of the English language, providing a comprehensive resource to scholars and academic researchers. The second edition, published in 1989, amounted to 21,728 pages in 20 volumes. Work began on the dictionary in 1857 but it was not until 1884 that it started to be published in unbound fascicles as work continued on the project under the name A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by The Philological Society. In 1895, the title The Oxford English Dictionary was first used unofficially on the covers of the series and in 1928 the full dictionary was republished in ten bound volumes. In 1933, it fully replaced the former name in all occurrences in its reprinting as twelve volumes with a one volume supplement and more supplements came over the years until 1989 when the second edition was published.

Definition of OED in the English dictionary

The definition of OED in the dictionary is Oxford English Dictionary.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OED

OECD
oecist
oecological
oecologically
oecologist
oecology
OECS
oecumenic
oecumenical
oecumenically
oedema
oedemata
oedematose
oedematous
oedipal
oedipally
oedipean
Oedipus
Oedipus complex

WORDS THAT END LIKE OED

EPP-ED
GED
IED
OLED
QED

Synonyms and antonyms of OED in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «OED» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

牛津英语词典
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

OED
570 millions of speakers

English

OED
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

OED
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مكتب المديرة التنفيذية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

КДИ
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

OED
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

OED
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

OED
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

OED
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

OED
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

OED
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

OED
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

OED
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

OED
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

OED
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

OED
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

OED
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

OED
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

OED
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

КДІ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

OED
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Αγγλικό Λεξικό της Οξφόρδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

OED
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

OED
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

OED
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of OED

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OED»

The term «OED» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about OED

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OED»

Discover the use of OED in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to OED and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Treasure-house of the Language: The Living OED
In this book, Charlotte Brewer begins her account of the OED at the point where others have stopped—the publication of the final installment of the first edition in 1928—and carries it through to the metamorphosis of the dictionary into ...
Charlotte Brewer, 2007
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The Gentleman's Magazine
Saw OED 3- 085 oZQ SHQ m: I oZb oZQ 35 oEQ when 035 QEQ _ 2.,5 e.oca oED Human oED oED OED Thu oED oED oED me swow TTTQ T; Tuwg TYTZ ma ' OED 8ng oZQ Rag. oEQ I 025 3qu oEG , oEQ mloffl T 3 I Twom TTS 2 OED ...
‎1776
3
The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of ...
having one's own (or tribal) god. henotic: unifying. hendeca: one and ten; hendecasyllabic; OED lists 9 and details 4 related words. Gk sun: together. E syn changes to syl before /; to sym before b and p. syl. OED details 13 words, as syllable: ...
Joseph Twadell Shipley, 2001
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The Uncanny
The OED and Webster definitions are in some respects more precise and helpful than the Chambers. That is to say, the uncanny is not simply synonymous with the supernatural (as Chambers proposes), but is more accurately suggestive of ...
Nicholas Royle, 2003
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Historical Linguistics, 1993: Selected Papers from the 11th ...
1.10), scarab 16, scribe 14, scrobe "a trench" 1686 (Lat. scrobis; OED), sorb "fruit of the service tree" (Fr. sorbe or Lat. sorbum), sub (from various words beginning with sub-; cf. 1.9), suburb 14, superb 16, tab (from tabulator or tablet; cf. 1.8, 1.9) ...
Henning Andersen, 1995
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The First Part of King Henry VI
3 sought searched (OED Seek v 10). 15 argues indicates (OED sv r 3). 3 country district (OED sv sb 2). 16 concludes (1) makes an end, (2) proves the 4 it .chance I have happened. supposition. 5 timeless untimely (OED sv adj 1). 17 obstacle ...
William Shakespeare, Michael Hattaway, 1990
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Linguistic Change Under Contact Conditions
(42) dig: 14c., 'probably from French diguer" and "cannot be derived from, or in any way directly related to OE dic 'dike', 'ditch'" (OED 1989). (43) digue: 1523, ' dike' from French digue (from Dutch - OED 1989). (44) disembogue: 16 c., from ...
Jacek Fisiak, 1995
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English Words: History and Structure
older obsolete and obsolescent words, but they considerably exceed the OED's coverage of technical words from all the major fields of knowledge. Of the 291,627 entries in the OED, half or more than half are older words that no longer occur ...
Robert P. Stockwell, Donka Minkova, 2001
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World Bank Operations Evaluation Department: The First 30 Years
H. Eberhard Köpp Director, Operations Evaluation Department, 1990-95 I'm glad to come back to OED for the first time since I left in 1995. I was director here for almost five years, and I took the initiative to join OED after quite a satisfying and ...
Patrick Grasso, Sulaiman S. Wasty, Rachel Weaving, 2003
10
An Historical Syntax of the English Language
(Be) hap(pen). b) 13. . E. E. Allit. P., b 27, pe hapel clene of his hert hapenez ful fayre (OED). | C1380 Sir Firumbr. 1634, To schewe to be borw my sawe how bat ous is hapid. \ C1385 Chaucer, L. G. VV. 634, In the se it happede hem to mete.
Frederik Theodor Visser, 1963

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term OED is used in the context of the following news items.
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Help the Oxford dictionary find first use of email
The OED, as it's called, occasionally issues "OED Appeals" in which editors solicit help in unearthing new information about the history and ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Weekend Briefing: Sheriff Manfre v. Ethics Commission, Credit Card …
The OED's Word of the Day: omniferous, adj.. The Live Community Calendar · Today's jail bookings. Today's Briefing: Quick Links. In Flagler ... «FlaglerLive.com, Jul 15»
3
How big is big data – and what can I do with it?
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines big data as “data of a very large size, typically to the extent that its manipulation and management ... «Information Age, Jul 15»
4
The world's most charismatic mathematician
... 1730 at Eton as a schoolboy's joke. And, Conway recites nearly verbatim the OED's definition: “the action or habit of estimating as worthless.” ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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How 7 Popular Curse Words Originated, So You Can Feel Even …
According to the Oxford English Dictionary (aka the OED and my main source of info for this post), the word “shit” began being used in the 14th ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Shades of suffrage: -ette vs. -ist
“Suffragist” entered in 1822 in England, the OED says, to mean “an advocate of the extension of the political franchise.” In the United States, ... «Columbia Journalism Review, Jul 15»
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Praising a cat to sell a horse
The context of that single citation justifies the cautious gloss “cat” in the OED, and the Middle Dutch partial look-alike signifying something like ... «OUPblog, Jul 15»
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A Frenzied Feast & Chicago -Salem Pimpernel
Farce: noun. 1. stuffing. 2. a ludicrous, empty show. 3. an exaggerated form of comedy, having no object but laughter. (OED). Footlight Frenzy at ... «WilliametteLive.com, Jul 15»
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English spelling makes no sense. Let this friendly 102-year-old …
You can see it in action in his translation of John Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale" (or, rather, "Oed to a Nietingael"): Mi hart aeks, and a drouzy ... «Vox, Jul 15»
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Exclusive: Peter Copping's First Oscar de la Renta Campaign …
We'd say the brand's Fall campaign, debuting exclusively here, dares venture to add the words undone and relaxed into the OED. (That's the ... «Style.com, Jul 15»

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