Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

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The authoritative dictionary of the English language - find out exactly what words mean, and also what they used to mean; includes the Oxford Historical Thesaurus.

Each word gives meaning, pronunciation, etymology and historical examples. Many words will also provide links to a thesaurus of related words.

Useful if you study:

  • English language.
  • History.
  • Also of use to anyone wanting to check definitions, spellings etc.

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