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The Historical Thesaurus of the OED (HTOED) is a semantic network of OED senses arranged by concept or meaning. It allows users to explore the different ways that meanings have…Find out more
One of the main goals in the lead up to the centenary of OED’s first edition in 2028 is widening the geographical coverage of the dictionary. This is in recognition…Find out more
Each year Oxford Languages offers summer placement positions, for two candidates to work on various lexical projects within the department. Our interns from 2021 reflect on their experiences: What made…Find out more
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Painting the Forth Bridge is a saying that often comes to mind when discussing the task of updating the OED. The phrase refers to the massive railway bridge across the…Find out more
This update contains nearly 700 words, senses, and phrases which have been researched, defined, and included in OED for the first time, from absolute threshold to ydraw. Absolute threshold, the…Find out more
This quarter’s OED update includes a revised entry for doctor. The word today immediately brings to mind white coats and stethoscopes, but the early history of the word had more…Find out more
As a science fiction reader and space fan myself since the mid-80s, this is a topic of great interest to me. Whilst searching for quotations to add to OED entries,…Find out more
2028 will mark the centenary of completion of OED’s First Edition. In the run-up to that milestone, the OED team is undertaking a series of projects (collectively named OED100) designed…Find out more
The following blog post is a summary of the OED’s recent panel discussion, by panellist Dr Jeanette Allsopp. You can find the recording of this event on the OED’s webinars…Find out more