World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 18, 2014
Oxford Dictionaries picked "vape" -the act of smoking an e-cigarette as their new word of the year on Tuesday, with the affectionate "bae" and the more pragmatic "contactless" as runners-up.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 31, 2014
A 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by Oxford University researchers after more than a century of accumulating entries.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday April 28, 2014
An eagle-eyed Australian scientist has forced the Oxford English Dictionary to change its definition of how a siphon works, after he found an error in the entry which had gone unnoticed for 99 years.
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 18, 2014
The Oxford English Dictionary has included more than 900 new words, phrases, and senses in its latest edition, including 'beatboxer','bestie' and 'wackadoodle'.
Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 19, 2013
Selfie is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out some stiff competition from twerk.
World | Press Trust of India | Monday June 17, 2013
The word 'tweet' in the sense of social networking has entered the hallowed pages of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) with the lexicon breaking its rule that a new word needs to be in use for ten years before inclusion.
Press Trust of India | Monday June 17, 2013
The word 'tweet' in the sense of social networking has entered the hallowed pages of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Wednesday November 28, 2012
Robert Burchfield deleted words like 'balisaur', a badger-like animal from India, 'Danchi', a Bengali plant and 'boviander', the name in British Guyana for a person of mixed race living on the river banks.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 28, 2012
An eminent former editor of the Oxford English Dictionary attempted to rewrite it by deleting thousands of words with foreign roots, including those of Indian-origin, a new book claims.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday November 13, 2012
Britain's media are in a meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: "omnishambles."
Associated Press | Tuesday June 5, 2012
It's been in print for over a century, but in future the Oxford English Dictionary, the authoritative guide to the English language, may only be available to peruse online.Publisher Oxford University Press has said that burgeoning demand for the dict...
World | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 20, 2011
Retweet, sexting, woot - can't make out what these words mean? Fret not, these are among a host of new entries that have been added into the Oxford Dictionary.
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 31, 2010
Amidst growing use of the Internet world-wide, publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) said the third edition may not be published in print hard copy form but only online.The first edition of the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary was fully published in 1928, and the second edition in ...
Associated Press | Sunday August 29, 2010
It's been in print for over a century, but in future the Oxford English Dictionary, the authoritative guide to the English language, may only be available to peruse online.Publisher Oxford University Press has said that burgeoning demand for the dictionary's online version has far outpaced demand fo...
World | Indo Asian News Service | Thursday August 19, 2010
The vuvuzela, the horn instrument which became the sound of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, has won an entry in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary due to be published Thursday.The dictionary, which is based on how language is really used, defines the horn as a long plastic ...
World | Press Trust of India | Tuesday May 11, 2010
An Australian physics professor has prompted the Oxford Dictionary to correct a 99-year-old mistake after he discovered that the definition of 'siphon' was wrongly stated since 1911.Stephen Hughes, a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, claims he discovered the mistake while he was writi...