The Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 14

Front Cover
Clarendon Press, 1989 - Reference - 1016 pages
2 Reviews
Presents in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records down to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology. It embraces not only the standard language of literature and conversation, whether current at the moment, or obsolete, or archaic, but also the main technical vocabulary, and a large measure of dialectical usage and slang.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LarisaAnanda - LibraryThing

THE dictionary of the English Language. Including the history of each word, and its various spellings and meanings throughout the history of its usage. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Giles - LibraryThing

This is the one -- not quite the first edition, but the first reprint, in 13 volumes. I bought it 43 years ago, and it's been a regular source of information and enjoyment ever since. Irreplaceable (unless I could afford the later 20 volume edition). Read full review


That aren rote of pc ri3te faith c 1386 Chaucer Can Yeom
a lineage kindred or line of descendants
of the Church
is established or supported the basis upon
in something
Langl P PI B xx 53 Antccryst cam panne
Civil War put him to Death 1784 Cowper Task v 353
smale roten c 1400 Sc Trojan War 11 396 In pc which dame
thoroughness as to the roots by the roots

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information