Collins Dictionary
World  /  Published 24.11.20

Collins, Oxford in war of words

Collins and Oxford dictionaries appear to be engaging in a battle of words over how the year of the pandemic should be marked linguistically. While Collins chose “lockdown” as the “...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.20

Lockdown: The year in a word

The realm of language need not be democratic. Thousands of new words are added to, say, English each year: as many as 1,100 were incorporated by the Oxford English Dictionary two years ago. ...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 11.11.20

Lockdown is Collins word of the year

Lockdown, the containment measure implemented by governments around the world to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, has been named the Collins Dictionary Word of the Year 2020. According to the diction...
By PTI in London


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