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Historical Thesaurus of the OED

The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a unique resource charting the semantic development of the huge and varied vocabulary of English. It is the first comprehensive historical thesaurus ever produced for any language, and contains almost every word in English from Old English to the present day. With 800,000 words and meanings, in 235,000 [...]

What is the Historical Thesaurus of the OED

Please note: the links in this article require subscriber access to the OED online. An interactive guide to the Historical Thesaurus is also available on open access. The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a unique resource for scholars and lovers of the English language. Rather than organize words alphabetically, as in a dictionary, it [...]

How to use the Historical Thesaurus

Please note: the links in this article require subscriber access to the OED Online. A quick tour of the Historical Thesaurus is available on open access. The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a semantic index to the OED. Because it is organized by meaning rather than alphabetically, it offers a unique new perspective on [...]

Men, women, and children in the Historical Thesaurus: a case study

Please note: the links in this article require subscriber access to the OED online. An interactive guide to the Historical Thesaurus is also available on open access. The Historical Thesaurus of the OED tells us as much about speakers of English as it does about the language itself. It is therefore a rich resource for [...]

Guide to the Historical Thesaurus

The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is a huge semantic index of the content of the dictionary. It provides new ways to discover, explore, and browse aspects of the English language and its history. The taxonomic organization of the Historical Thesaurus offers a unique new perspective on the material in the OED. OED Online integrates [...]