The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical PrinciplesBook - 1993
This abridged edition of the Oxford English Dictionary contains 220,000 entries, and illustrates definitions with quotations which show precisely how the meanings of words have changed over the centuries. Each entry provides a wealth of information, including history and meaning, pronunciation, etymology, definitions, variant spellings, irregular inflections, quotations, idiomatic phrases and a record of the word's use.
Publisher: Oxford ; Melbourne : Clarendon Press, 1993.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Characteristics: 2 v.
Alternative Title: New shorter Oxford English dictionary