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  Oxford English Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The aim of this Dictionary is to present in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology.
The dictionary had no university connection originally; it was conceived in London as a project of the Philological Society, when 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 re-edited 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.
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 Shorter Oxford English Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An abridgement of the complete work was contemplated from 1879, when the Oxford University Press took over from the Philological Society on what was then known as A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles.
The whole text was completely revised for the fourth edition, which was published in 1993 as the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary under the editorship of Lesley Brown.
As a historical dictionary, it includes obsolete words if they are used by major authors and earlier meanings where they explain the development of a word.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shorter_Oxford_English_Dictionary   (420 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
For scholars and those with a serious interest in the English language, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is an unrivalled resource for the study of the development and use of Modern English.
Publication history: The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary was envisaged from the beginning as an abridgement of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198605757   (1774 words)

  
 Artist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition, the French word artiste (which in French, simply means "artist") has been imported into the English language; in English-usage it has connotations (some of them derogatory) which differ somewhat from the English term artist.
In Greek the word "techně" is often mistranslated into "art." In actuality, "techně" implies mastery of a craft (any craft.) The Latin-derived form of the word is "tecnicus", from which the English words technique, technology, technical are derived.
Our word art is derived from the Latin "ars", which, though literally defined means "skill method" or "technique", holds a connotation of beauty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Artist   (468 words)

  
 Dr Ghil`ad Zuckermann's Review of the Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary
In the case of English irregular verbs, the past and past participle forms with their phonemic transcription are mentioned after the phonemic transcription of the headword.
Frequently, the form of the Ivrit equivalents is the commonly used one, as opposed to that advocated by the Academy of the Hebrew Language or Even-Shoshan's Dictionary.
After all, the primary purpose of a dictionary is to inform the reader of the actual signifié of the SL signifiant; not to provide the literary meaning or to prove that the TL lexicon is rich.
www.cus.cam.ac.uk /~gz208/oehd.html   (7646 words)

  
 Main Articles: 'The Oxford English Dictionary Online' (review), Ariadne Issue 23
The Oxford English Dictionary, the record of the English language, took over forty years to complete the first time around; the first fascicle was published in 1884 and the last in 1928.
While I am in no way suggesting the OED be developed into a multimedia dictionary, which might perhaps undermine its authority, one of the most awkward things about new words (especially for learners of a language) is their pronunciation.
In the past paper based dictionaries have had to be content with a "Key to Pronunciation" populated with a number of confusing symbols.
www.ariadne.ac.uk /issue23/oed-review   (1406 words)

  
 Review of Oxford Shorter Dictionary
It is, of course, not written as a learner dictionary, so it has all the drawbacks of any native speaker dictionary.
Some dictionary lovers will not be able to imagine giving up the weight of the book, its look on the shelf, or browsing through the pages and letting the new or odd word catch their eye.
A traditional dictionary simply cannot help you to find every instance in which the phrase "hold on" is used, look up a word by its pronunciation, see if anything rhymes with 'orange,' or use an anagram tool to help solve the Sunday Jumble.
www-writing.berkeley.edu /chorus/composition/oxford.html   (945 words)

  
 The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (CD-ROM)
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is a treasure of words and information, the one dictionary 'no writer, and no serious reader, can afford to live without,' according to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard.
And noted scholar Harold Bloom wrote that the Shorter, 'in its immense reach and profound wealth, has no rival for utility and potential enlightenment.' With half a million definitions, and over 7.5 million words, the Shorter is surpassed only by the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary for the depth and breadth of its scholarship.
From literary English to street slang, historical to contemporary vocabulary, scientific to legal terms, the Shorter covers the entire English language in all its complex diversity as it is written and spoken around the world.
www.literacyconnections.com /0_0192683020.html   (998 words)

  
 Oxford University Press - Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the ultimate authority on the usage and meaning of English words and phrases, and a fascinating guide to the evolution of our language.
The Oxford English Dictionary has been available online since March 2000, offering unparalleled access to the wealth of material contained in its 20 volumes and the 3 volume Additions Series, as well as the continuing research into the English language.
The revision of the Oxford English Dictionary is an extensive ongoing process.
www.oup.com.au /content/General.asp?ContentID=1267&MasterID=48   (554 words)

  
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A dictionary is a book that contains words of a language with their pronunciation and meaning, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
The first dictionaries of English (glossa collectae) prepared in the 17th century serve to explain the difficult words generally of Latin or Greek origin that are being used in everyday English.
Samuel Johnson's `A Dictionary of the English Language' (1755) was one of the first dictionaries of standard English.
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 The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition) - PowerBookSearch!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Now Oxford University Press is pleased to announce a landmark new dictionary that brings the authority and scholarship of the OED within...
The New in the title of this hefty dictionary signifies that it replaces rather than revises the The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, the third edition of which was last reprinted with revised addenda in 1973.
Now, Oxford University Press is pleased to announce a landmark new dictionary--The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary--that brings the authority of the Oxford Dictionary Department and the vast scholarship of the OED itself within the reach of individuals.
www.powerbooksearch.com /booksearch0198612710.html   (2849 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Vol. Set; Thumb Indexed Edition): Books: Lesley Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Rather than revise and update that popular dictionary, the editors instead used the second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (1989) as the basis for the text.
For most of the English speaking world this is the dictionary that all high school and university students should own, the perfect answer for most of us who cannot afford or house the definitive Oxford English Dictionary.
OK, it may be fairly costly but a dictionary this good is purchased once a lifetime and one this large will not be lost at school or be left at the bus stop.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0198612710?v=glance   (1778 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition (Thumb Indexed, 2 Volumes): Books: William Trumble,Lesley ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In contrast, this edition of the Shorter Oxford makes it a pleasure to browse adjacent words - the main words, in startlingly clear bold type, leap off the page and tickle one's interest; and within an entry orientation is easy.
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 /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0198604572?v=glance   (2444 words)

  
 AskOxford: What is 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.
www.askoxford.com /asktheexperts/faq/aboutdictionaries/oxforddictionary   (412 words)

  
 0195219554-Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Book & CD-ROM Package-DictionaryOutlet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Now updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one-tenth the size.
Drawing on the continuous research for The Oxford English Dictionary, each definition's changing meanings are followed throughout history and are illustrated by more than 83,000 quotations from some 7,000 authors.
Furnished with a new design, this electronic version of the Shorter OED provides extensive coverage of world English as well as comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical English.
www.dictionaryoutlet.com /commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=1119   (578 words)

  
 The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (CD-ROM)
This dictionary is the electronic version of the paper edition published in 1993.
Importantly, the New Shorter also traces the history of each word: different senses are listed chronologically, with datings for the first use of each.
With half a million definitions, and over 7.5 million words, the Shorter is surpassed only by the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary for the depth and breadth of its scholarship.
www.elearnaid.com /newshoroxend.html   (779 words)

  
 AALBC.com's Guide to African American Books
This dictionary is advertised as covering essentially all the English vocabulary in use since 1700.
But read more closely: in the nine years between the first edition and the current edition, only 3000 words were added.
As a writer, as someone who loves words and word origins, and as someone who loves to know what words mean and how to use them correctly, I have to say: I love this.
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 Booklist: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
Considering it was 20 years between the third and fourth editions of this work, this “abridgement” of Oxford’s flagship OED after fewer than 10 years is most welcome.
Unfortunately, one thing the Shorter OED has not changed is its tradition of abbreviating dates of first use—and, when needed, of last use—for a headword (L19 for late-nineteenth century, M20 for mid—twentieth century).
With both OED Online and the print Oxford English Dictionary too expensive for many libraries, this is a reasonably priced work that includes the requisite neologisms (Bollywood, full monty, and phat, among others) to make it a goof-proof purchase for all libraries, even those owning the parent work.
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 Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is the dictionary of record for the English language.
The work conducted by the department on the vocabulary and usage of English informs both the OED itself and the many other dictionaries in the Oxford family.
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).
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 Amazon.ca: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Plain - 2 Volumes: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The two-volume set offers over 33% of the complete Oxford English Dictionary, with over a half million definitions, the same emphasis on etymology and the evolving usage of a word through history.
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.
It should be noted that this edition replaces the fourth edition New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198605757   (910 words)

  
 Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Fifth Edition (Thumb Indexed, 2 Volumes)
I can tell you that this dictionary will be completely useless as a reference to address the evolving lexicon of any technical field.
Yet the Shorter OED gives a relatively ancient set of definitions of the word and seems unaware of the very mainstream computer science usage.
These dictionaries sit on my shelf next to me as I write, and it's like I always have two knowledgable friends on hand to answer my questions, to enlighten me, or just to distract and entertain me.
www.xmlwriter.com /books/reviews/0198604572-1.html   (905 words)

  
 Reviews: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
Long before the monumental Oxford English Dictionary was completed, the need for a condensed version had already been recognised—2002 is in one way the centenary of the Shorter OED, as work on it began in 1902, though its first edition came out only in 1933.
This edition reflects the changes in dictionary practice and format that Oxford has been pursuing in recent years, first with the one-volume New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE) and with recent editions of the Concise Oxford Dictionary (COD).
The growth in English vocabulary in the past decade means many new words have been added (about 3500 altogether), connected with politics, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, the Internet, and other fields.
www.quinion.com /words/reviews/re-sho1.htm   (727 words)

  
 Mental Health (History) Dictionary
In the history of English asylums a "licensed house" is not a place for drinking alcohol (the commonest meaning of the phrase), but a place licensed to receive lunatics under one of the
In late 16th century English: be boisterous or riotous, revel or romp, or sing loudly.
According to the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, the word certify was first used for declaring a person officially insane in the late 19th century.
www.mdx.ac.uk /www/study/mhhglo.htm   (10386 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Blairite and Jedi enter dictionary
There is even a place in the 4,000-page dictionary for the ill-fated Millennium Dome, ensuring that the name will not just be confined to history.
To be included in the dictionary words must have been used five times, in five different sources over five years.
The edition is described as the most comprehensive dictionary of current English and its history from 1000AD to the present day.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2282572.stm   (667 words)

  
 Oxford University Press: The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: William Trumble
Oxford University Press: The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary: William Trumble
"The Shorter is the Matterhorn to the great OED's Everest--elegant, awesome and marvelous to behold, differing only in size.
"In dictionary terms, the publication of The New Shorter OED is among the major events of the last half century."--Chicago Tribune
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 Shorter Oxford English Dictionary - book review
The term 'Shorter' is almost misleading, because this is a big, serious, scholarly work of reference.
In recent editions however, the material draws on the OED's ongoing revision, as well as its own independent research program.The entries are slightly abbreviated, but still rich in historical etymology.
This is a dictionary for those concerned with lexicological scholarship - people who need to know both the origin of a term, and how it has been used in printed history since the Renaissance.
www.mantex.co.uk /reviews/oxf-sho.htm   (617 words)

  
 Oxford English: The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Vol. 1&2, Englisch (USA), Gift Items!, Wörterbücher, Printed ...
Oxford English: The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary Vol.
Now updated with more than 3,000 new words and meanings, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (5th Edition) manages more than one third of the coverage of the OED in one-tenth the size.
All words current in general English from 1700 to the present.
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