Start here to find the immediate ancestry of an English word, obsolete forms and definitions, and cognate words (particularly in Germanic and elsewhere in Indo-European.) For more complete or accurate reconstructions, further sources should be consulted.
DARE documents the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations. This digital edition of the respected usage dictionary features audio, interactive maps, and insights into the DARE Survey. Widely viewed as the American equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary.