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Librarian and account manager FAQ

Much about the site has changed, but we are confident that it will be an improvement for regular users and an enticement to new users. Below are some answers to questions you may have – If you have other questions, do get in touch with our online marketing team. Have you visited our general FAQs […]

Lookup tools

We are currently working on an API for the OED. To find out more, test our prototype, and tell us which features you would like, please visit our API site.  Add Oxford English Dictionary to your browser With this feature, you can highlight a word in any web site, click the ‘Search Oxford English Dictionary’ button on your […]


This list contains the most common abbreviations used in the OED. Click on a letter to see the abbreviations beginning with that letter. Most of the words listed are only abbreviated in certain contexts, esp. when used as a subject label or in a work title. A | B | C | D | E […]