Oxford English Dictionary Online

Explore over 1000 years of the English language. Find out the meaning, history or pronunciation of any word in English from earliest English to the present day, from slang in the street to the language of lawyers and lords. 600,000 word definitions available.


Oxford Dictionaries Online

Oxford Dictionaries Online provides bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese which will support language learning and translation. There is an English Dictionary with expert advice on style, grammar and spelling; letter writing, CV writing and specialist guides for legal and technical writing are also included. 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2003.

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Who’s Who and Who wa​s Who

Published every year since 1849 Who’s Who provides biographical information on over 33,000 influential people in Britain today.

Who Was Who collects entries of over 100,000 people now deceased who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who.

Who's Who & Who Was Who