Oxford English Dictionary Online


An online, authoritative dictionary covering the definitions, history, usage and pronunciation of English words.

The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words. It offers the best in etymological analysis and variant spellings, and shows pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet.


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Content last reviewed: January 8, 2019