Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from 1570 (first cited in John Dee).
  • OED includes about 5400 entries first evidenced in the decade 1570—1579 (words such as model, research, unit).

Timeline of entries in the OED

(Based on the first date of each entry. The date of this entry is indicated by the black line.)
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Origin

Entry size

  • 55 senses (35 main senses, 20 subentry senses).
  • 289 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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