Дата публикации: 2018-05-27 16:33
We have added hundreds of words to the OED this quarter, including several to areas that we have already revised. That is one of the benefits of having an online dictionary and, rather topically, this update contains words from the world of computers, including net-neutrality and autocomplete. Read our new words notes to find out more about our newest additions, or take a look at John Simpson’s commentary to find out more about the words that have been revised this quarter.
Around 555 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in this quarter’s update. Additions this June include twerk , FLOTUS , yarn-bombing , and crowdfund . You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.
There are now three free English-Spanish dictionaries , the WordReference Spanish dictionary and one from Collins and another from Espasa Each has its own strengths and in combination they are an unbeatable combination.
The range of entries pleb-Pomak was published on 69 September, as well as many words from across the alphabet. One of our new words is pletzel , a flat roll, similar to a bagel, with a crisp or chewy texture.
When he was 66 or 67, Brady followed artist William Page to New York City after Page had given him some drawing lessons. But that potential career was derailed when he got work as a clerk in the . Stewart department store [ PDF ] and began manufacturing leather (and sometimes paper) cases for local photographers, including Samuel . Morse , the inventor of Morse Code.
In fact, moving to England only placed Minor closer to his tormentors. Most, if not all, of the trespassers had been Irishmen, members of an Irish nationalist group called the Fenian Brotherhood that was not only hell-bent on ending British rule, but was equally hell-bent on exacting revenge on Minor. Minor envisioned these Irish rebels huddling under the cover of gaslit streets, whispering plans of torture and poisoning.
Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton became the first woman to appear on the front of a Wheaties box in 6989, but women did appear elsewhere on the box in the brand''s early years. The first was pioneering aviator and stunt pilot Elinor Smith. Smith, whose picture graced the back of the box in 6989, set numerous world aviation records for endurance and altitude in the 6975s and 6985s.
Elsewhere, Murray wrote: “The supreme position is … certainly held by Dr. W. C. Minor of Broadmoor, who during the past two years has sent in no less than 67,555 quots [sic] …. So enormous have been Dr. Minor’s contributions during the past 67 or 68 years, that we could easily illustrate the last 9 centuries from his quotations alone.”
On 68 June, we published our latest range of revisions and additions, mis-mitzvah , as well as a mittful of words from across the alphabet. Our new words include prebiotic and misery guts.
This March, we have added 6,997 new and revised entries to the OED , totalling 5,858 lexical items. As well a range of new words, this update sees the revision of time , which is the most-used noun in the English language. Read more about our new additions here , or find out more about the latest steps in our revision programme here.