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  2. The first dictionaries of English | Oxford English Dictionary

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    Aug 16, 2012 · The first book generally regarded as the first English dictionary was written as Robert Cawdrey, a schoolmaster and former Church of England clergyman, in 1604 Cawdrey made use of wordlists published earlier in educational texts, such as Richard Mulcaster’s Elementary (1582) and Edmund Coote’s English Schoole-maister (1596).

  3. We’d like to take a moment to celebrate the man behind A Dictionary of the English Language, the first definitive English dictionary, the famous Samuel Johnson. A Dictionary of the English Language, also called Johnson’s Dictionary, was first published in 1775 and is viewed with reverence by modern lexicographers.

  4. First English dictionary - British Library

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    Robert Cawdrey's Table Alphabeticall, published in 1604, was the first single-language English dictionary ever published. It lists approximately 3000 words, defining each one with a simple and brief description. At this time the English language was expanding - influenced by trade, travel and new innovations in the fields of arts and sciences.

  5. A Dictionary of the English Language - Wikipedia

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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.

    • Samuel Johnson
    • 15 April 1755
    • Great Britain
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  6. About Us | Merriam-Webster

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    In 1806 Webster published A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, the first truly American dictionary. For more information on this milestone in American reference publishing, please see Noah Webster's Spelling Reform and A Sample Glossary from A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language.

  7. The Murderer Who Helped Make the Oxford English Dictionary ...

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    Oct 13, 2017 · Guided by Yale scholars, the book was the first major English dictionary edited by a team of trained lexicographers, and the 114,000-word edition published in 1864 would become the world’s largest...

  8. The Oxford English Dictionary | English dictionary | Britannica

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    The Oxford English Dictionary, definitive historical dictionary of the English language, originally consisting of 12 volumes and a 1-volume supplement.The dictionary is a corrected and updated revision of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (NED), which was published in 10 volumes from February 1, 1884, to April 19, 1928, and which was designed to provide an inventory of words in ...

  9. Oxford English Dictionary - Wikipedia

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    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

    • United Kingdom
    • 1884–1928 (first edition), 1989 (second edition), Third edition in preparation
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