As you are probably aware, our contemporary English content is now available through (, and our old English dictionary site no longer exists.

As a result of this, this forum is now closed.

The English dictionary community team would like the opportunity to say a huge thanks to all of you who participated by posting questions and helping other community members.
We hope this forum was useful, and that you enjoyed being a part of it.

If you would like to get in touch with any OED-related queries, please write to
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And if you would like to contribute suggestions to the OED, please do so by visiting:

Thank you very much indeed, and good bye!
The community team


  • Hey, this is so extensive explanation. After reading the above I realised that my English is so far from being perfect. I do appreciate your contribution, it will give me some time to think about subtleties as well as other things that need to be taken into account. I believe I will just draft a few options, which would…