Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
is the third edition of the SOED. The two volume print edition was published in 1993 and the CD-ROM version by Oxford University Press
and AND Electronic Publishing B.V.
was produced in 1996
The publishers claim "half a million definitions, 83,000 quotations". It is possible to search on headwords, abbreviations, definition text, quotations, etymology, and phoenetics. There is also an anagram solver and rhyming index.
There is a review online at http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/chorus/composition/oxford.html
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