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An Introduction to . OED. Dr. Jun Wang Goleman Library. What Is OED?. An online dictionary like no other with 600,000 words from the English speaking world Pronunciation guide Etymology ( the origin and the historical development of a word ) Definitions with thesaurus and categories

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An Introduction to

OED

Dr. Jun Wang

Goleman Library


What Is OED?

  • An online dictionary like no other with

    • 600,000 words from the English speaking world

    • Pronunciation guide

    • Etymology (the origin and the historical development of a word)

    • Definitions with thesaurus and categories

    • Examples of words used in sentences

    • Links to definitions in other dictionaries

    • Available to us 24/7 both on or off campus

  • Widely regarded as the authority on the English Language


Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The workshop attendees will be able to

    • Find definitions, pronunciation, synonyms, and etymology of a new word in OED and learn how the word is used in sentences in different periods of time

    • Browse the Historical Thesaurus to find related terms or the lexical history of a word or concept

    • Personalize the dictionary by creating a profile in OED online, setting preferences in My OED, saving the entries and searches conducted for future study or review, and managing My OED, a personalized dictionary within the dictionary


  • Quick Search

  • Browse Historical Thesaurus

  • Develop Personal Profile


Quick Search


Choice of display

Click to learn how to pronounce the word

Abbreviation for Middle English

Word origin and development


Citation—Cont.


Abbreviation Symbols

  • Available at the following websites:

    • http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~braun/personal/study/oed-abbr.html#m

    • http://www.oed.com/public/abbreviations


Senses: Meanings recorded in a dictionary, etc.

Lemmas: A word, compound, phrase, or derivative—covered in a dictionary entry


My OED: Potential Benefits

  • http://www.oed.com/public/personalize/my-oed/


Learn More about the OED

  • http://www.oed.com/public/whatis


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