145 relations: A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles, A. Walton Litz, Accademia della Crusca, All singing, all dancing, American Civil War, Annotation, Antedating, Anthony Burgess, Anu Garg, Application software, Arts Council of Great Britain, Balderdash and Piffle, Bible, Big Ideas (TV series), Book sales club, British Museum, Broadmoor Hospital, Brothers Grimm, Cambridge University Press, Canadian Oxford Dictionary, CD-ROM, Charles Talbut Onions, Church of England, Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English, Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Corpus linguistics, Corrugated galvanised iron, Countdown (game show), Cursor Mundi, Dean of Westminster, Deutsches Wörterbuch, Diccionario de la lengua española, Dictionary, Dictionary of American Regional English, Dictionnaire de l'Académie française, Early English Text Society, Edmund Spenser, Edmund Weiner, Emulator, English language, English-speaking world, Etymology, Farmer Giles of Ham, Francis George Fowler, Francis March, Frank Tompa, Frederick James Furnivall, Gaston Gonnet, George Eliot, Hamlet, ..., HarperCollins, HathiTrust, Headword, Henry Bradley, Henry Nicol, Henry Sweet, Henry Watson Fowler, Herbert Coleridge, Historical dictionary, IBM, International Phonetic Alphabet, Internet Archive, J. R. R. Tolkien, James Gleick, James Murray (lexicographer), John Milton, John Simpson (lexicographer), Joseph Wright (linguist), Kangxi Dictionary, King James Version, Liberal arts college, Linguistic description, Linguistic prescription, List of Countdown champions, Loanword, Los Angeles Times, Magnifying glass, Markup language, Megabyte, Michael Proffitt, Microsoft Windows, Mike Cowlishaw, Mill Hill, Mount Everest, N-up, New Oxford American Dictionary, OpenText, Oxford, Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford University Press, Penguin English Dictionary, Penny (British pre-decimal coin), Philological Society, Princeton University, Princeton University Press, Pronunciation, Quotation, R v Penguin Books Ltd, Reed Tech, Retronym, Richard Boston, Richard Chenevix Trench, Robert Burchfield, Roy Harris (linguist), Royal Spanish Academy, Samuel Beckett, Saturday Review (London newspaper), Scriptorium, Search engine (computing), Serial (literature), Shilling, Shit, Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester, Standard Generalized Markup Language, Stanley Baldwin, Synonym, Text editor, The Australian National Dictionary, The Canadian Press, The Guardian, The Meaning of Everything, The Surgeon of Crowthorne, Tim Bray, Time (magazine), Toronto Star, Transliteration, Tuberculosis, TVOntario, Typesetting, Typography, United Kingdom, University of Oxford, University of Waterloo, Victorian morality, Virginia Woolf, William Chester Minor, William Craigie, William Shakespeare, Wonders of the World, Wordhunt, World Wide Web, XML, Yale University Press. Expand index (95 more) » « Shrink index
A Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles (DCHP) is available in a 1967 edition (Avis et al. 1967) and in a 2017 expanded, updated and partially revised edition (Dollinger and Fee 2017).
Arthur Walton Litz, Jr., born on October 31, 1929, in Nashville, Tennessee,, died on June 4, 2014, was an American literary historian and critic who served as professor of English Literature at Princeton University from 1956 to 1993.
The Accademia della Crusca ("Academy of the Bran"), generally abbreviated as La Crusca, is an Italian society for scholars and Italian linguists and philologists established in Florence.
All singing, all dancing is an idiom meaning "full of vitality", or, more recently, "full-featured".
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
An annotation is a metadatum (e.g. a post, explanation, markup) attached to location or other data.
In lexicography, antedating is finding earlier citations of a particular term than those already known.
John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer.
Anu Garg (born April 5, 1967) is an American author and speaker.
An application software (app or application for short) is a computer software designed to perform a group of coordinated functions, tasks, or activities for the benefit of the user.
The Arts Council of Great Britain was a non-departmental public body dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts in Great Britain.
Balderdash and Piffle is a British television programme on BBC in which the writers of the Oxford English Dictionary asked the public for help in finding the origins and first known citations of a number of words and phrases.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.
Big Ideas is a Canadian television series produced and broadcast by TVOntario, on the air since 2001.
A book sales club is a subscription-based method of selling and purchasing books.
The British Museum, located in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture.
Broadmoor Hospital is a high-security psychiatric hospital at Crowthorne in Berkshire, England.
The Brothers Grimm (die Brüder Grimm or die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary is a dictionary of Canadian English.
A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.
Charles Talbut Onions (C. T. Onions) (10 September 1873 – 8 January 1965) was an English grammarian and lexicographer and the fourth editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English is a one-volume dictionary published by Oxford University Press.
Henry Watson Fowler The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (officially titled The Concise Oxford Dictionary until 2002, and widely abbreviated COD or COED) is probably the best-known of the 'smaller' Oxford dictionaries.
Corpus linguistics is the study of language as expressed in corpora (bodies) of "real world" text.
Corrugated galvanised iron or steel (colloquially corrugated iron (near universal), wriggly tin (taken from UK military slang), pailing (in Caribbean English), corrugated sheet metal (in North America) and occasionally abbreviated CGI) is a building material composed of sheets of hot-dip galvanised mild steel, cold-rolled to produce a linear corrugated pattern in them.
Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles.
Cursor Mundi (Latin for "Runner of the World") is an anonymous Middle-English historical and religious poem of nearly 30,000 lines written around 1300 A.D. The poem summarizes the history of the world as described in the Christian Bible and other sources, with additional material drawn primarily from the Historia Scholastica.
The Dean of Westminster is the head of the chapter at Westminster Abbey.
The Deutsches Wörterbuch (The German Dictionary), abbreviated DWB, is the largest and most comprehensive dictionary of the German language in existence.
The Diccionario de la lengua española (English: Dictionary of the Spanish language), also known as the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (DRAE) (English: Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy), is a dictionary of the Spanish language.
A dictionary, sometimes known as a wordbook, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often arranged alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), which may include information on definitions, usage, etymologies, pronunciations, translation, etc.
The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a record of American English as spoken in the United States, from its beginnings to the present.
The Dictionnaire de l'Académie française is the official dictionary of the French language.
The Early English Text Society (EETS) is a text publication society founded in 1864, dedicated to the editing and publication of early English texts, especially those only available in manuscript.
Edmund Spenser (1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Edmund Weiner (born 27 August 1950 in Oxford, England) was co-editor (with John A. Simpson) of the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (1985–1989) and Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1993–present).
In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Approximately 330 to 360 million people speak English as their first language.
EtymologyThe New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) – p. 633 "Etymology /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ the study of the class in words and the way their meanings have changed throughout time".
Farmer Giles of Ham is a comic Medieval fable written by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 and published in 1949.
Francis George Fowler (1871–1918), familiarly known as F. G. Fowler and sometimes Frank Fowler, was an English writer on English language, grammar and usage.
Francis Andrew March (October 25, 1825 – September 9, 1911) was an American polymath, academic, philologist, and lexicographer.
Frank Tompa is a Canadian American computer scientist.
Frederick James Furnivall, FBA (4 February 1825 – 2 July 1910), one of the co-creators of the New English Dictionary, was an English philologist.
Gaston H. Gonnet is a Uruguayan Canadian computer scientist and entrepreneur.
Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
HathiTrust is a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
A headword, head word, lemma, or sometimes catchword, is the word under which a set of related dictionary or encyclopaedia entries appears.
Henry Bradley, FBA (3 December 1845 – 23 May 1923) was a British philologist and lexicographer who succeeded James Murray as senior editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Henry Nicol (1845–1880) was a philologist specialized in French phonology.
Henry Sweet (15 September 1845 – 30 April 1912) was an English philologist, phonetician and grammarian.
Henry Watson Fowler (10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language.
Herbert "Herbie" Coleridge (7 October 1830 – 23 April 1861) was a British philologist, technically the first editor of what ultimately became the Oxford English Dictionary.
A historical dictionary or dictionary on historical principles is a type of dictionary which deals not only with the present-day meanings of words but also the historical development of their forms and meanings.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet.
The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (Tolkien pronounced his surname, see his phonetic transcription published on the illustration in The Return of the Shadow: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part One. Christopher Tolkien. London: Unwin Hyman, 1988. (The History of Middle-earth; 6). In General American the surname is also pronounced. This pronunciation no doubt arose by analogy with such words as toll and polka, or because speakers of General American realise as, while often hearing British as; thus or General American become the closest possible approximation to the Received Pronunciation for many American speakers. Wells, John. 1990. Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow: Longman, 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
James Gleick (born August 1, 1954) is an American author and historian of science whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology.
Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, FBA (7 February 1837 – 26 July 1915) was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
John Milton (9 December 16088 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.
John Simpson OBE (born 13 October 1953) is an English lexicographer and was Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) from 1993 to 2013.
Joseph Wright FBA (31 October 1855 – 27 February 1930) was an English philologist who rose from humble origins to become Professor of Comparative Philology at Oxford University.
The Kangxi Dictionary was the standard Chinese dictionary during the 18th and 19th centuries.
The King James Version (KJV), also known as the King James Bible (KJB) or simply the Version (AV), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, begun in 1604 and completed in 1611.
A liberal arts college is a college with an emphasis on undergraduate study in the liberal arts and sciences.
In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or how it was used in the past) by a group of people in a speech community.
Linguistic prescription, or prescriptive grammar, is the attempt to lay down rules defining correct use of language.
This is a list of champions on the game show Countdown.
A loanword (also loan word or loan-word) is a word adopted from one language (the donor language) and incorporated into another language without translation.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
A magnifying glass (called a hand lens in laboratory contexts) is a convex lens that is used to produce a magnified image of an object.
In computer text processing, a markup language is a system for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text.
The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
Michael Proffitt is the eighth chief editor for the Oxford English Dictionary.
Microsoft Windows is a group of several graphical operating system families, all of which are developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Mike F. Cowlishaw is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Mill Hill is a suburb in the London Borough of Barnet, England.
Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.
In printing, 2-up, 3-up, or more generally N-up refers to a page layout strategy in which multiple pre-rendered pages are composited onto a single page; achieved by reduction in size, possible rotations, and subsequent arrangement in a grid pattern.
The New Oxford university American Dictionary (NOAD) is a single-volume dictionary of American English compiled by American editors at the Oxford University Press.
OpenText Corporation (also written opentext) is a Canadian company that develops and sells enterprise information management (EIM) software.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) was the first advanced learner's dictionary of English.
The Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) is a single-volume English dictionary published by Oxford University Press, first published in 1998 as The New Oxford Dictionary of English (NODE).
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
The Penguin English Dictionary is a one-volume English-language dictionary published by Penguin Books.
The pre-decimal penny (1d) was a coin worth of a pound sterling.
The Philological Society, or London Philological Society, is the oldest learned society in Great Britain dedicated to the study of language.
Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey.
Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.
Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken.
A quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation to its original source, and it is indicated by (punctuated with) quotation marks.
R v Penguin Books Ltd was the public prosecution in the UK at the Old Bailey of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the publication of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. is a company that provides electronic content management services, engaging in data capture and conversion, preservation, analysis, e-submission and publication for corporate, legal and government clients.
A retronym is a newer name for an existing thing that differentiates the original form or version from a more recent one.
Richard Boston (29 December 1938 – 22 December 2006) was an English journalist and author, a rigorous dissenter and a belligerent pacifist.
Richard Chenevix Trench (Richard Trench until 1873; 9 September 1807 – 28 March 1886) was an Anglican archbishop and poet.
Robert William Burchfield CNZM, CBE (27 January 1923 – 5 July 2004) was a lexicographer, scholar, and writer, who edited the Oxford English Dictionary for thirty years to 1986, and was Chief Editor from 1971.
Roy Harris (24 February 1931 – 9 February 2015) was a British linguist.
The Royal Spanish Academy (Spanish: Real Academia Española, generally abbreviated as RAE) is Spain's official royal institution with a mission to ensure the stability of the Spanish language.
Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, poet, and literary translator who lived in Paris for most of his adult life.
The Saturday Review of politics, literature, science, and art was a London weekly newspaper established by A. J. B. Beresford Hope in 1855.
Scriptorium, literally "a place for writing", is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European monasteries devoted to the writing, copying and illuminating of manuscripts by monastic scribes.
A search engine is an information retrieval system designed to help find information stored on a computer system.
In literature, a serial, is a printing format by which a single larger work, often a work of narrative fiction, is published in smaller, sequential installments.
The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and other British Commonwealth countries.
Shit is a word considered vulgar and profane in Modern English.
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) is an English language dictionary published by the Oxford University Press.
Simon Winchester, (born 28 September 1944) is a British-American author and journalist.
The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML; ISO 8879:1986) is a standard for defining generalized markup languages for documents.
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (3 August 186714 December 1947) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who dominated the government in his country between the world wars.
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
A text editor is a type of computer program that edits plain text.
The Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and Their Origins is a historical dictionary of Australian English, recording 16,000 words, phrases and meanings of Australian origin and use.
The Canadian Press (CP; La Presse Canadienne) is a national news agency headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Meaning of Everything is a 2003 book by Simon Winchester.
The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words is a book by Simon Winchester that was first published in England in 1998.
Timothy William Bray (born June 21, 1955) is a Canadian software developer and entrepreneur and one of the co-authors of the original XML specification.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper.
Transliteration is a type of conversion of a text from one script to another that involves swapping letters (thus trans- + liter-) in predictable ways (such as α → a, д → d, χ → ch, ն → n or æ → e).
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
TVOntario (often shortened to TVO and stylized on-air as tvo) is a Canadian publicly funded English language educational television station and media organization serving the Canadian province of Ontario.
Typesetting is the composition of text by means of arranging physical typesDictionary.com Unabridged.
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.
The University of Waterloo (commonly referred to as Waterloo, UW, or UWaterloo) is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario.
Victorian morality is a distillation of the moral views of people living during the time of Queen Victoria's reign (1837–1901), the Victorian era, and of the moral climate of Great Britain in the mid-19th century in general.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 25 January 188228 March 1941) was an English writer, who is considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
William Chester Minor, also known as W. C. Minor (June 22, 1834 – March 26, 1920) was an American army surgeon and one of the largest contributors of quotations to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Sir William Alexander Craigie (13 August 1867 – 2 September 1957) was a philologist and a lexicographer.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures.
Wordhunt was a national appeal run by the Oxford English Dictionary, looking for earlier evidence of the use of 50 words and phrases in the English language.
The World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or the Web) is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.
In computing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.
Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.
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