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  Oxford English Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Trench played a key role in the first months of the project, but his ecclesiastical career meant that he could not give the dictionary the continued attention that it needed over a period that, it was realized, might easily be as long as ten years.
But, retyping the text alone was not sufficient; all the information represented by the complex typography of the original dictionary had to be retained, which was done by marking up the content in SGML; and a specialized search engine and display software were also needed to access it.
While huge, the OED is not the largest dictionary; that distinction goes to the Dutch Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal, which had similar goals, but took about twice as long to complete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary   (4516 words)

 New Oxford American Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD) is a single-volume dictionary of North American English by the American editors at the Oxford University Press.
The New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD) is based on the New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE), published in the UK in 1998, although with substantial editing, additional entries, and the inclusion of illustrations.
It is based on a corpus linguistics analysis of Oxford's 200 million word database of contemporary North American English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Oxford_American_Dictionary   (282 words)

 Oxford University Press Southern Africa | dictionaries
The Oxford dictionary range includes dictionaries for professional use, family reference, and academic use; from the top of the range 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, now also available online, to the Oxford English Minidictionary 6e.
We publish dictionaries and thesauruses for children as young as 3 years old, atlases that teach map and geography skills from grade 4, and reference encyclopedias that will excite, entertain, and encourage children to think and learn independently.
Market research done in Britain on dictionary use reveals that 66% of people consult a thesaurus and a dictionary at least once a month, that more than 50% of adults feel that a dictionary should be replaced after 5—10 years of use.
www.oxford.co.za /dictionaries   (330 words)

 Amazon.ca: Oxford Dictionary of English: Books: Catherine Soanes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Any dictionary which comes from Oxford University Press (whose origins lie in the Middle Ages, the foundation of the university and the dawn of printing) tends to be in a different league from its competitors.
The New Oxford Dictionary of English was first published in 1998 and quickly established itself as the foremost single-volume authority on the English language.
The Oxford Dictionary of English is at the forefront of language research, focusing on English as it is used today, informed by the most up-to-date evidence and the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus.
www.amazon.ca /Oxford-Dictionary-English-Catherine-Soanes/dp/0198613474   (686 words)

 Amazon.com: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition (Thumb Indexed, 2 Volumes): Books: William Trumble,Lesley ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Given some of the advance publicity and advertisements, Oxford is clearly aware that to win in the dictionary wars (at least in the eyes of the general public), it is necessary to emphasize newer words added to the dictionary.
The micrographic Compact Oxford Dictionary is certainly more exhaustive but is a real pain in the gluteus maximus to use (e.g., the eyestrain it inflicts, even with the big magnifying glass, etc).
Oxford Publishing made a big, big mistake in going from a two-volume set with four OED pages reproduced onto each page to a one-volume tome with nine OED pages reproduced onto each page when they published the second edition of the Compact Oxford Dictionary.
www.amazon.com /Shorter-English-Dictionary-Indexed-Volumes/dp/0198604572   (2071 words)

 Amazon.fr : Concise Oxford English Dictionary: Plain Edition: Livres en anglais: Judy Pearsall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Anyone looking for a concise dictionary of English is currently faced with a difficult choice, since 2001 has seen the publication of new editions of three major works; the Concise Oxford Dictionary the Collins Concise Dictionary and the Encarta Concise Dictionary.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary is the most popular dictionary of its kind around the world.
For this major new edition, Oxford's lexicographers have used evidence provided by The British National Corpus to rewrite every word and entry to represent English as it is used today throughout the English-speaking world.
www.amazon.fr /Concise-Oxford-English-Dictionary-Plain/dp/0198605722   (604 words)

 The Oxford English Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Now, this greatest of all dictionaries appears in a new Second Edition--the first up-to-date coverage of words and meanings in one alphabetical sequence since the original dictionary was published in 1928.
Other features distinguishing the entries in the dictionary are the most authoritative definitions, detailed information on pronunciation, variant spellings throughout each word's history, extensive treatment of etymology, and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics (including geographical origins).
A dictionary like no other in the world, the OED has been described as "among the wonders of the world of scholarship." With the publication of the Second Edition, that statement is today more apt than it ever has been.
www.nicetoys.com /OxfordEnglishDictionary.html   (787 words)

 OUP: Dictionaries and Reference
The Oxford DNB is a collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000.
The most authoritative and comprehensive dictionary of English in the world is available Online and on CD-ROM, as well as in a variety of print editions.
Oxford publishes a comprehensive range of dictionaries and thesauruses of current English, including the bestselling Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
www.oup.co.uk /oeddicref   (486 words)

 Oxford University Press Southern Africa | dictionaries | thesauruses
This new edition of the Concise Oxford Thesaurus forms part of the new range of Oxford Thesauruses based on the New Oxford Thesaurus of English.
This new edition of the Oxford Paperback Thesaurus forms part of a new range of Oxford thesauruses derived from the New Oxford Thesaurus of English.
It offers a dictionary containing over 40,000 words, phrases, and definitions, and a thesaurus with more than 65,000 alternative words, with matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page for quick and easy reference.
www.oxford.co.za /dictionaries/thesauruses   (347 words)

 Pocket Oxford English Dictionary and MSDict Viewer (Symbian) - Softwarestore.com
This is a 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.
www.softwarestore.com /dr/v2/ec_MAIN.entry17c?CID=184544&SID=52237&SP=10007&PN=5&PID=694403   (316 words)

 Oxford University Press Southern Africa | dictionaries | south african
This dictionary is the South African edition of the best-selling Concise Oxford Dictionary, which has become established as the foremost authority on current modern English.
Written especially for learners at school, the second edition of this popular dictionary is an invaluable aid in the classroom and at home.
Based on extensive research, this dictionary is a unique resource for the early years of learning English.
www.oxford.co.za /dictionaries/southafrican   (391 words)

 Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press is the world's largest university press, and has an international reputation for the quality and diversity of its publishing programme.
A range of Oxford Online resources is widely available in almost all public libraries in England as a result of a landmark agreement between Oxford University Press and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council - find out more...
Oxford Reading Tree Online is a motivating and fun site that allows pupils to interact with their favourite Oxford Reading tree characters.
www.oxfordonline.com   (964 words)

 Amazon.fr : Concise Oxford English Dictionary: Livres en anglais: Oxford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
During the summer the full range of Oxford Dictionaries will be arriving in bookshops around the country with a new look.
This is not just a change of appearance; it marks the end of a five year programme to completely rewrite Oxford's full range of English dictionaries for the new millennium.
Drawing on the scholarship and detail of the twenty volume Oxford English Dictionary, every word in the dictionaries has been rewritten after the study of at least 300 examples of each word's actual usage.
www.amazon.fr /Concise-Oxford-English-Dictionary/dp/0198606362   (325 words)

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The Oxford Latin Dictionary is a comprehensive and authoritative reference work for students, teachers, professionals, and general readers interested in classical language and literature, ancient history, medieval studies, languages, art history, ancient philosophy, religion, archaeology, law, medicine, and natural science.
The dictionary can also be set as a KeyLink destination for Latin text, which means you can double-click on a Latin word anywhere in your digital library and jump directly to that word's definition in the dictionary.
The dictionary is full of abbreviations (in fact, the "Aids to the Reader" section which lists them all runs to 14 printed pages!), but in the Logos edition discovering what an abbreviation means is as simple as passing your mouse over it.
www.logos.com /products/prepub/details/2229   (817 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Books: William Little,Lesley Brown,William Trumble   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The text is based on the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary and, in fact, the Shorter manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one tenth of the size.
The Dictionary is written on historical principles: entries show the historical development of words by listing meanings chronologically and giving datings for the first use of each sense.
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Elizabeth Knowles
www.amazon.co.uk /Shorter-Oxford-English-Dictionary-William/dp/0198605757   (2183 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Concise Oxford English Dictionary: Books: H.W. Fowler,F.G. Fowler,Judy Pearsall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language, from formal to slang, plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
The Concise Oxford is a single-volume work, small enough to keep close to your desk and light enough to lift down with one hand.
The Concise Oxford comes with all the authority of its big brother, the mighty 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary.
www.amazon.co.uk /Concise-Oxford-English-Dictionary-Fowler/dp/0198608640   (884 words)

 Worldandnation: Oxford dictionary shows off new 'bling-bling'
Among the 187,000 definitions in the latest edition, published by Oxford University Press, there also is bevvy - British slang for a beer; head-case, referring to a person who exhibits irrational behavior; and bling-bling, a reference to elaborate jewelry and clothing and the appreciation of it.
Other corporate-speak considered established enough for inclusion in the dictionary includes dot-coms, or Internet companies, and blipverts, subliminal TV adverts of just a few seconds' duration.
Orcs are defined as "members of an imaginary race of ugly, aggressive human-like creatures." The dictionary says the word probably comes from the Latin orcus, meaning hell, or the Italian orco, meaning monster.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/08/Worldandnation/Oxford_dictionary_sho.shtml   (308 words)

 Amazon.com: The Compact Oxford English Dictionary: in slipcase with reading glass: Books: E. S. C. Weiner,J. A. Simpson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This dictionary is unequalled (see the praise of all the other reviewers, with whom I agree regarding the quality of this reference).
It's nice as an object, but as a functional dictionary it proves to be rather inconvenient - especially if you don't have a nice big stand for it to rest on, which I don't.
I thought to sell such a dictionary you'd have to be able to read it with the magnifier or what was the use but it really is a challenge so how much time do you want to spend looking around for a word and strain while trying to focus and read.
www.amazon.com /Compact-Oxford-English-Dictionary-slipcase/dp/0198612583   (2839 words)

 Handmark Software: The Oxford American Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus for Pocket PC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
From the most trusted source in reference material, the Oxford American Dictionary is the only dictionary you will ever need.
The embedded Oxford American Desk Thesaurus puts word power at your fingertips, with more than 175,000 synonyms, including thousands of compound terms and idiomatic expressions, all listed within dictionary definitions.
Everything you'd find in a dictionary is here, along with everything you'd find in a thesaurus, all thoroughly integrated for ease of use.
www.handmark.com /products/detail.php?id=191   (524 words)

 Reviews: The Oxford Dictionary
The text of the dictionary and the thesaurus seem to be based on that of the Concise Oxford Dictionary and the Concise Oxford Thesaurus.
If you feel comfortable with using a Windows program, it would be rather better value to buy the Oxford Pop-Up English Language Reference Shelf instead, at £29.99, which also gives you the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and the Oxford World Encyclopedia, and has the advantage of being electronically searchable.
This gives you about the same amount of dictionary text and much better value in thesaurus, plus the advantage of works that are more easily carried and handled than this great slab of a book (which weighs about 3kg or 7lb).
www.worldwidewords.org /reviews/odtwg.htm   (317 words)

 The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance: FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is using ‘flattened’ forms of accented characters in its OpenURLs: these in most cases are the characters concerned minus their accents, so, for example, ‘é’ becomes ‘e’.
However, if you are accessing the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf through a proxy server then you need to give us the IP address of the proxy server in order for you to access the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf site.
As access to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf for institutions is IP authenticated, your colleagues will be able to access the service without a user name and password.
www.oxford-renaissance.com /public/faq   (4404 words)

has continued to keep pace with our ever-evolving language, and today the dictionary weighs in at a whopping 20 volumes.
The great joy of this dictionary lies in its extensive cross-references and word etymologies, which can run a full page or more.
the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of the English language, but a delight to browse.
dictionary.reference.com /bookstore/oed.html   (150 words)

 Palm Dictionary :: Pocket Oxford English Dictionary :: Dictionary: 9th Ed. 2002, Edited by Catherine Soanes
It is one of the new generation Oxford dictionaries derived from the database of the highly-acclaimed New Oxford Dictionary of English.
Goes with DEPReader dictionary software program - a powerful dictionary reader providing instant lookup both from the lookup field and from the dictionary definitions; cross-references to dictionary entries denoted by blue and underlined font; various searches (phonetic, error tolerance, crossword search), maximal data accessibility.
Oxford is a registered trade mark of Oxford University Press in the UK and in certain other countries.
www.reftogo.com /product.php?id=ox_poed   (619 words)

 Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is the dictionary of record for the English language.
First published between 1884 and 1928, the dictionary is currently undergoing its first major revision and updating.
Traditionally the English language in the United Kingdom has developed without state guidance or control, and as a result there is no official language institute or academy within the UK charged with language planning and related matters (nor any perceived requirement that one should exist).
www.eurfedling.org /uk/uk.htm   (241 words)

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