Oxford Dictionary of English
This is a bibliography page, concerning a work to which reference is made elsewhere in this guide.
The Oxford Dictionary of English (abbreviated in AWE and elsewhere as ODE, was first published in 1998, as:
- Pearsall, Judy and Hanks, Patrick (edd), (1998), The New Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford, O.U.P.
The second edition had new editors, and a new title:
- Soanes, Catherine and Stevenson, Angus (edd) (2003). Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford, O.U.P.
The third Edition (published in 2010) was edited by the second of these:
- Stevenson, Angus (2010) Oxford Dictionary of English, Oxford, O.U.P., available on line from Oxford Reference Online.
Do not confuse the Oxford Dictionary of English (ODE) with The Oxford English Dictionary:(OED):
- ODE is a single volume dictionary "of current English". OED is a multi-volume dictionary "on historical principles". If you are studying such subjects as linguistics, English literature or history at university level, OED may be invaluable to you. If you are studying most other subjects, and only want quick but advanced help with words in everyday modern English, then ODE is likely to be much more useful.