Asked: December 17, 20202020-12-17T13:48:42+00:00 2020-12-17T13:48:42+00:00 How many words are in the Oxford English Dictionary? Amelia 431 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Amelia How many words are in the Oxford English Dictionary? englishquestion 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Archie 0 Questions 303 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Archie 2020-12-17T13:52:07+00:00Added an answer on December 17, 2020 at 1:52 pm In the English Language, the Oxford English Dictionary is the principal historic dictionary which is published by Oxford University Press(OUP). It historically discovers the development of the English language and provides a complete resource to scholars and researchers. There are 273,000 headwords in the Oxford Dictionary of which 171,476 are in contemporary use and 47,156 are outdated words and more than 9,500 imitative words are included as sub-entries. According to the latest update around 650 new words and sub-entries have been added to the dictionary. Since the last volume was published in 1928, the dictionary had expanded its volume from 4 to 10 which contains almost 400,000 entries. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.