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THE OXFORD DICTIONARY
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19th century adjective American ancient Anglo-Saxon animal appear applied archery authority baby back-formation become called Cartulary CHAPTER Chaucer City Close Rolls coined colloquial common compound contemporary corruption dates described dialect earlier earliest early edition educated Eilert Ekwall Ekwall England English Dictionary English Place-Name Society epithet etymological examples expression fact falconry familiar famous figurative Gamp German Greek Henry Hundred Rolls John Johnson Lady Wentworth Lane language Latin latter lexicographer literary London Martin Chuzzlewit Mawer meaning meant medieval metaphor Middle English modern nicknames noun Old French Old Norse once one's originally Oxford Dictionary record Patent Rolls perhaps Philological Society phrase Pipe Rolls probably Professor pronunciation recent rimes Scandinavian scholars sense Shakespeare Sir William Craigie sometimes sound speak speech spelling sport Street suggests SURNAME RECORD survives tion usually verb vocabulary whence William word word-maker writes