Trial Access to Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford University Press offered trial access to its product, Oxford English Dictionary (OED) until end of May. The service is available at ELTE after logging into the university's Internet network or remotely via VPN.

Oxford University Press is also organizing a webinar in English to help you get to know and use the database at the following times.

Oxford English Dictionary

Thu, Mar 14

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM CET

Online event

Oxford English Dictionary

Wed, Mar 20

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET

Online event


The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and usage of 500,000 words and phrases past and present, from across the English-speaking world.

As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, sometimes from as far back as the 11th century, and of the language—traced through 3.5 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts, song lyrics, and social media posts.

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