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  Oxford Dictionary hoovers lush new words. 11/08/2005. ABC News Online
For those without a dictionary to hand, "rock up" means arrive, "cockapoo" is a mix between a cocker spaniel dog and a poodle, "hoover" means to eat something quickly, and "ruby murray" is rhyming slang for a curry.
Also making their dictionary debut are "potty-mouthed" (meaning using or characterised by bad language), "lush" (very good) and "scopophilia" (sexual pleasure derived chiefly from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity).
Many of the new words are simply formed by mixing two others together, such as charity and mugger making "chugger" (someone who approaches passers-by in the street asking for donations for a charity) and "labradoodle" (a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle).
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  Dictionary
A dictionary is a list of words with their definitions, a list of characters with its glyph or a list of words with corresponding words in other languages.
Dictionaries also differ in the degree to which they are encyclopedic, providing considerable background information, illustrations, and the like, or linguistic, concentrating on etymology, nuances of meaning, and quotations demonstrating usage.
This dictionary uses Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) and WordNet as its sources and is being developed collaboratively under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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 ipedia.com: Oxford English Dictionary Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The dictionary had no university connection originally; it was conceived in London as a project of the Philological Society, where Richard Chenevix Trench, Herbert Coleridge, and Frederick Furnivall had become dissatisfied with the available dictionaries of English.
The most convenient choice for the dictionary user would be for the entire dictionary to be reedited and retypeset, with each change included in its proper alphabetical place; but of course this would be most expensive, with perhaps 15 volumes to be produced.
New material was also published in two Additions volumes in 1993, and a third in 1997, bringing the dictionary to a total of 23 volumes.
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 Oxford English Dictionary - Gurupedia
Although the Oxford English Dictionary is a British institution, and perhaps most comprehensive with regard to British English, its policy is to attempt to record all known uses and variants of a word in all varieties of English, worldwide, past and present.
English language continued to change, and by the time that 20 years had passed, the outdatedness of the dictionary began to be bothersome.
New material with words throughout the alphabet has also been published in two Additions volumes in 1993, and a third in 1997, bringing the Oxford English Dictionary to a total of 23 volumes.
www.gurupedia.com /o/ox/oxford_english_dictionary.htm   (3374 words)

  
 OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY - Encyclopedia.com
The foremost DICTIONARY of the English language, initiated by the Philological Society as The New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (NED) and published by Oxford University Press, 1st edition 1928 (12 volumes, with later Supplements), 2nd edition 1989 (20 volumes).
For Trench and his associates, a dictionary was a factual inventory rather than a tool for selecting only the ‘good’ words of a language (however decided); a lexicographer was therefore a historian rather than a moralist, judge, or teacher.
The Oxford English Dictionary Supplement (OEDS) reached out to the vocabulary of all parts of the English-speaking world, approximate parity of treatment being given to the major forms of English in the United Kingdom, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O29-OXFORDENGLISHDICTIONARY.html   (1365 words)

  
 Oxford dictionary has a define time with 2,000 new words   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The New Oxford Dictionary of English, published today, does just that, adding 2,000 words that have entered the language since the 1970s.
The 350,000-word dictionary is the first written from scratch by Oxford lexicographers in 70 years.
The results are both new words and new twists on old words, springing from pop culture, sports, politics, food and computing.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/98/08/13/new-dictionary.3-0.html   (324 words)

  
 Article-The New Oxford American Dictionary
This is a major new edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary, published together with a fully up-to-date text of the dictionary on CD-ROM, containing over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, including 1,800 new words.
This is a major new edition of Oxford's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of quotations, bringing you the wisdom of the ages and the sound bites of today in 20,000+ quotations.
Each dictionary will have a number of lesser know words (and even some more common words) the other dictionary will not have (especially scientific words, geographical locations, and newer words), so one dictionary is not superior as far as having a significant amount of more entries.
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 Oxford University Press: The New Oxford American Dictionary:
Have the authority of The New Oxford American Dictionary at your fingertips, wherever you are.
The New Oxford American Dictionary is designed to serve the user clearly, simply, and quickly, with the precise guidance you expect from Oxford University Press.
A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations
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 World Wide Words: New Oxford Dictionary of English
The reason why the dictionary is controversial is that it has been compiled on the basis of the way people actually use words, as opposed to how experts think people use them, or should use them, or actually did once use them but no longer do.
Hub is defined by NODE as “the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate”, with a sub-sense of “a place or thing which forms the effective centre of an activity, region, or network”.
NODE puts the sense related to coinage first, with a sub-sense of it being the “opposite or counterpart of a fact or truth” (Chambers has it the other way around).
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 Oxford Dictionary of English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oxford Dictionary of English (formerly The New Oxford Dictionary of English, often abbreviated to NODE) is a single-volume English language dictionary first published in 1998 by the Oxford University Press.
This dictionary is not based on the Oxford English Dictionary and should not be mistaken for a new or updated version of the OED.
It is a completely new dictionary which strives to represent as faithfully as possible the current usage of English words.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Oxford_Dictionary_of_English   (353 words)

  
 New Oxford Dictionary of English - Blackwell Online
The dictionary places the most frequently used meanings of each word first, followed by secondary and technical senses, slang, idioms, and historical and obsolete senses.
This dictionary focuses on contemporary English as it is really used, informed by currently available evidence and the latest research.
Featuring 350,000 words, phrases, and definitions, this dictionary offers comprehensive coverage of English as it is actually used in the 21st century.
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 Reference: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Thesauri, Usage, Quotations, and more. Bartleby.com
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd ed.
The 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy.
Including over 11,000 quotations, the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905 keeps most of his original work intact.
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 Catherine Tate's 'bovvered' set to be included in Oxford dictionary | the Daily Mail
It is one of a group of new words which dictionary compilers will pore over before deciding which ones to include in the new editon of the Oxford English Dictonary, published in December.
How many of the new words captured in 2006 will achieve permanence is anyone's guess: only a tiny percentage of words will ever gain entry into the Oxford English Dictionary and the waiting list of words is long.
The influence of new lifestyle trends on the English language of 2006 is clear which new words such as speed-friending, setjetting and freecycling gaining prominence this year, as well as flashpacking and volunturism.
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 Oxford University Press - CL Research Collaboration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oxford University Press has designated CL Research as an agent for licensing the machine-readable version of the New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE) to the academic and commercial research community.
NODE is considered "a major achievement" in lexicography, integrating principles of native-speaker and learner dictionaries and providing considerable linguistic and encyclopedic information.
After conversion, NODE data are available for many forms of analysis using DIMAP functionality, most notably the parsing of definitions to populate the data with semantic relation links, making the dictionary into a vast semantic network (rooted in lexicographically sound data).
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 The Pop-up New Oxford Dictionary of English - from CDAccess.com
They head to the Oxford English Dictionary, the English language's authoritative source.
The New Oxford Dictionary of English is Oxford’s most comprehensive single-volume dictionary.
New instant lookup from your web browser allows you to move your cursor over a word on your web page and the entry is instantly displayed in a pop-up window.
www.cdaccess.com /html/pc/oxengl.htm   (221 words)

  
 Oxford Adds More than 2,000 New Words to the American Dictionary
Oxford lexicographers have added thousands of new entries to The New Oxford American Dictionary from every field of human endeavor-popular culture, business, computers, scientific and technical fields, food service, health care, politics, and more.
New words that reflect the preoccupations of American culture, the times we live in, and pluralism of our nation.
Issuers of news releases and not PR Newswire are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
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 Oxford English Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language.
The house at 78 Banbury Road, Oxford, erstwhile residence of James Murray, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Burchfield emphasized the inclusion of modern-day language, and through the supplement the dictionary was expanded to include a wealth of new words from the burgeoning fields of science and technology, as well as popular culture and colloquial speech.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary   (4972 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | 'Ruby Murray' officially English
New words being added simply reflect the fact that the language naturally keeps expanding, said researchers at the Oxford Dictionary of English.
A type of English used by speakers of Hindi - "Hinglish" - is another new entry this year.
The revised second edition of the dictionary, which focuses on contemporary English, provides 350 useful insults, such as ning-nong, chucklehead or muppet, but only 40 complimentary expressions.
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 CNN.com - Doh! Homer is an English classic - June 15, 2001
Inspiration for the new additions to the dictionary were taken from a wide variety of sources -- from teenage chatter, the pop music charts and even Bridget Jones's Diary.
And the new meaning for the Full Monty that arose after five unemployed steelworkers became male strippers in the film of that name in 1997 gets an entry.
Among other new entries is "new man." Originally, the term was used by the Christian Church in the 14th century for anyone spiritually renewed but now it refers to a man in touch with his feminine side.
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 AskOxford: What are people referring to when they talk about the 'Oxford Dictionary'?
If your Oxford dictionary is in two volumes, it is probably the Shorter OED (1930, revised 1976, 1993 and 2002) or the New Shorter OED (completely revised 1993), a historical dictionary based on the OED.
If your Oxford dictionary is in one volume, it could be any of a wide range of Oxford Dictionaries from the tiny Oxford Minidictionary to the large and comprehensive New Oxford Dictionary of English.
Oxford University Press publishes a huge range of dictionaries including national English dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, children's dictionaries, and those used in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
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 Amazon.co.uk: New Oxford Dictionary of English (Dictionary): Books: Judy Pearsall,Patrick Hanks
This is called the New Oxford Dictionary of English because it represents a new departure from the traditional Oxford approach.
The book was largely written from scratch rather than being derived from previous Oxford dictionaries, and concentrates on the current core meanings of words and the relationship of other senses to this core, rather than a historical approach.
Oxford Dictionary of English (Dictionary) by Catherine Soanes
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 Oxford Dictionary of English
The New Oxford Dictionary of English is Oxford's most comprehensive single-volume dictionary.
New instant lookup from your web browser allows you to move your cursor over a word on your web page and the entry is instantly displayed in a pop-up window.
The Dictionary automatically installs on your hard-drive and runs in the background ready for whenever you need it.
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 Pocket Oxford English Dictionary and MSDict Viewer 6 - Softwarestore.com
This is a Palm OS reissue of the ninth edition of the world's longest-established pocket English dictionary by Oxford University Press.
It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English and is particularly user friendly with its elegant open design, with different elements starting on new lines.
The Pocket Oxford English Dictionary is utilized by MSDict Viewer- an innovative dictionary reader specially designed to combine high data compression for memory restricted devices with a fast search algorithm, and user-friendly interface with amazing speed.
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 New words included in latest Oxford dictionary -DAWN - International; August 11, 2005
Then you need to refer to the new Oxford Dictionary of English to understand a host of new words that appear for the first time in its latest edition.
Among the new entries are “potty-mouthed” (meaning using or characterized by bad language), “lush” (very good) and “scopophilia” (sexual pleasure derived chiefly from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity).
And for those without a dictionary to hand, “rock up” means arrive, “cockapoo” is a mix between a cocker spaniel dog and a poodle, “hoover” means to eat something quickly, and “ruby murray” is rhyming slang for a curry.—Reuters
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 Amazon.de: Oxford Dictionary of English: English Books: Catherine Soanes,Angus Stevenson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Das Oxford Dictionary of English ist zum Einen sehr Umfangreich, sodass es nahezu keine Wünsche offen lässt, zum Anderen sind die Wortdefinitionen, ergänzt durch Beispielsätze, dermaßen klar und gut verständlich, dass man auf ein zweisprachiges Werk verzichten kann.
A dictionary with the claim to be in the leading edge / state of the art, should have better an appendix!
But this dictionary seems still to be one of the most extensive single volume dictionaries.
www.amazon.de /Oxford-Dictionary-English-Catherine-Soanes/dp/0198610572   (887 words)

  
 A handy guide to chuggers in pelmets | News | Guardian Unlimited Books
These are some of the new words and phrases to appear in the revised second edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English, the press's biggest single-volume dictionary of current English.
Judy Pearsall, Oxford University Press's publishing manager for English Dictionaries, said: "These days it's possible to collect large amounts of data, especially if you use the internet.
Oxford Dictionaries draw on the Oxford English Corpus and the Oxford Reading Programme: the largest language research programme in the world.
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 New Oxford Dictionary of English - book review
Instead of being based on other dictionaries, it's a completely new selection of words, compiled after in-depth analysis of computerized databases of contemporary English.
This new revised edition embraces the OUP's latest style of having the headword printed in a bold san-serif font, with the explanation which follows in Times Roman (serif).
Old English ëare, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oor and German Ohr, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin auris and Greek ous.
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