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Who compiled the Oxford dictionary?

Asked by E.Charles, Last updated: Nov 02, 2018

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A. Cook

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A. CookEnglish Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky
English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered on Nov 02, 2018

Oxford University Press with compiled the first Oxford English Dictionary and the first editor was Scottish schoolmaster James Murray. The dictionary was first published in 1884, it was published in instalments called fascicles up until 1928.

The second edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published in 1989. Over the years, oxford university press has published newer editions of the dictionary. The dictionary is also available online for quick and easy access.

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F. Lopez

F. Lopez

Answered on May 29, 2018

The Oxford Dictionary was first published in the year of 1884. Over the next 40 years the Oxford English Dictionary was published in installments. The newest edition was published in 1989 and is presented in 20 volumes. It was the Philiological Society of London that first came up with the idea of the Oxford Dictionary back in the 1850's.

A school master from Scotland by the name of James Murray was the first editor of the Oxford Dictionary thus he along with the Oxford University Press are the ones who compiled the Oxford English Dictionary. It is a strong reference book that is used by all kinds of schools and universities all throughout the modern world. Online publishing and access has also brought on a whole new light when it comes to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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