The Info List - A New English Dictionary

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A New English Dictionary: or, a complete collection of the most proper and significant words, commonly used in the language was an English dictionary compiled by philologist John Kersey and first published in London in 1702. Unlike previous dictionaries, which had focused on documenting difficult words, A New English Dictionary was one of the first to focus on words in common usage. It was also the first to be written by a professional lexicographer. Kersey later continued his lexicographic career by enlarging Edward Phillips' The New World of English Words in 1706 and editing the Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum in 1708. The original title of the Oxford English Dictionary was A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, and it was sometimes given the abbreviation NED, for New English Dictionary.

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Dictionaries of English

Old and Middle English

An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Dictionary of Old English Middle English Dictionary


Catholicon Anglicum (1483) The English Schoole-Master (1596) The New World of English Words (1658) A New English Dictionary (1702) An Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1721) A Dictionary of the English Language (1755) Webster's Dictionary (1828) Worcester's Dictionary Richardson's New Dictionary Imperial Dictionary (1847–50) Century Dictionary (1889–91)

American English

American Heritage Dictionary of American English Dictionary of American Regional English Encarta New Oxford American Oxford American Random House Webster's Webster's New World Webster's Third New International Dictionary World Book Dictionary

British English

Chambers Collins Oxford English Concise Oxford English Compact Oxford English Shorter Oxford English Historical Thesaurus Oxford Dictionary of English Penguin

Canadian English

Canadian Oxford Dictionary of Canadianisms Gage Canadian (Full list)

Australian English

Australian National Australian Oxford Macquarie


Wiktionary Collaborative International Dictionary of English Urban Dictionary Wordnik

Learners / ESL

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Collins COBUILD Advanced Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's Oxford Advanced Learner's

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