Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from c1312 (first cited in James Raine).
  • This is one of the earliest 6% of entries recorded in OED.
  • OED includes about 220 entries first evidenced in the decade 1310—1319 (words such as bush, marine, receive).

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

  • 31 senses (19 main senses, 12 subentry senses).
  • 184 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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  • 2000