User:Brian0918/Hotlist

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English Dictionary Hotlist[edit]

This list combines extracts from the indices of both the Oxford English Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary.

No single source was used entirely in the creation of this list.

Guidelines[edit]

  • Do not copy text from OED, AHD, or any copyrighted source. This is a requirement throughout Wiktionary.
  • It is not necessary to remove blue links from the list, although that is the favorite task for editors of such lists.
  • Only remove blue links from the list after all possible definitions are present in the Wiktionary entry. A given word on this list may have several separate entries in OED, each of which has several different definitions. For example: Wiktionary lists ~36 definitions for the word "set", whereas AHD lists ~50 definitions, and OED lists at least 200 definitions.
  • If you are unsure about what to do with entries for obsolete terms, leave them alone for now and find other work to do. Alternatively, they may be moved to a subsection of the page, e.g. "Obsolete terms". While some users are against obsolete terms, others find them useful aids in reading old texts. There are plenty of other tasks to go around, so please avoid conflict in the list by discussing this on the talk page instead.
  • A list this large will take a few years to complete, so there is no rush. If 100 links were addressed each day, the list would be finished in eight years, four months, and twenty-two days.

Special characters[edit]

  • Numerous entries in this list have special characters represented as letters inside curly brackets (such as g{amac}yatr{imac} for gāyatrī). These entries are from OED, and should be corrected as they are found. Read through OED's list of Greek characters and other special characters to find the proper replacements. For example, {oe} would be replaced with œ.

Alternate spellings[edit]

  • Several entries list alternate spellings in multiple ways, possibly by separating the spellings by commas, or with left parentheses. As an example, glittous, (-is means that there are at least two different spellings, glittous and glittis. It is easiest to simply check the OED entry for these to determine what the different spellings are (by reading the historical examples).
  • Parentheses may also imply optional characters.

See also[edit]

The list[edit]

Before any pruning, this list contained 306,390 individual entries, as well as thousands of alternate spellings.

Letter Pages Initial Remaining  % completed
A 1 2 3 4 18045 6854 62%
B 1 2 3 4 15835 7278 54%
C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 27379 12466 54%
D 1 2 3 4 15010 6129 59%
E 1 2 3 10612 4181 60%
F 1 2 3 10469 4386 56%
G 1 2 3 4 5 9944 9944 0%
H 1 2 3 4 5 10790 10790 0%
I 1 2 3 4 5 12037 12037 0%
J 1 2 2486 2486 0%
K 1 2 3968 3968 0%
L 1 2 3 4 9701 9701 0%
M 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 20399 20399 0%
N 1 2 3 4 8071 8071 0%
O 1 2 3 4 9260 9260 0%
P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 26392 26392 0%
Q 1 1716 829 53%
R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 14589 14589 0%
S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 34446 34446 0%
T 1 2 3 4 5 6 15034 15034 0%
U 1 2 3 4 5 11474 11474 0%
V 1 2 3 5704 5704 0%
W 1 2 3 4 8847 8847 0%
X 1 253 133 0%
Y 1 2308 1791 22%
Z 1 953 375 61%
Others 1 244 12 95%
Misspellings 1 -
Totals 306,390 306,390 0.0%