|Born||14 June 1964|
Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England
As of 2013, he was responsible for the largest three or four entries in the current electronic revision, including the largest (that for "run", which took him over 9 months and has 645 meanings for the verb form alone).
In 2016 Gilliver published a history of the OED, which took most of the previous decade to write.
Gilliver, a longtime editor who also seems to be the OED’s resident historian, points out that the dictionary feels obliged to include words that many would regard simply as misspellings. No one is particularly proud of the new entry as of December 2003 for nucular, a word not associated with high standards of diction. "Bizarrely, I was amazed to find that the spelling n-u-c-u-l-a-r has decades of history," Gilliver says. "And that is not to be confused with the quite different word, nucular, meaning 'of or relating to a nucule.'"
|Balderdash and Piffle||OED Panel||BBC||2006–2007|
|University Challenge: The Professionals||OUP Captain||BBC||12 July & 6 September 2004|