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List of online dictionaries

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An online dictionary is a dictionary that is accessible via the Internet through a web browser. They can be made available in a number of ways: free, free with a paid subscription for extended or more professional content, or a paid-only service. Some online dictionaries are organized as lists of words, similar to a glossary, while others offer search features, reverse lookups, and additional language tools and content such as verb conjugations, grammar references, and discussion forums.


Selected online English dictionaries

The following is a concise list of online English dictionaries whose definitions are based upon well-established content.

  • American Heritage Dictionary American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Ed.
  • Collins Online Dictionary Collins Unabridged English Dictionary; Collins Unabridged Thesaurus; Collins Webster's American English Dictionary
  • Unabridged, based on the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
  • Merriam-Webster OnLine Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  • Oxford Dictionaries Online Oxford Dictionary of English; New Oxford American Dictionary; Oxford Thesaurus of English; Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
  • Advanced learner dictionaries

  • Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
  • Longman Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
  • Macmillan Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
  • Other examples

  • Linguee free multilingual dictionary and contextual sentences. English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Italian, and Polish, among other languages.
  • a free user-run multilingual dictionary centered on English and German, with the capacity to translate to Spanish, French, Icelandic, Esperanto, Albanian, Italian and many more.
  • LEO (website) free multilingual collaborative dictionary for German
  • Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary free English to Sinhala and vice versa online dictionary.
  • Multitran a multilingual Internet-based dictionary centered on Russian, and provides an opportunity of adding your own translation
  • Ultralingua free and premium multilingual dictionary
  • Webster's Online Dictionary: The Rosetta Edition: a multilingual online dictionary which compiles different online dictionaries and encyclopedia including Wiktionary and Wikipedia.
  • Wiktionary a collaborative project run by the Wikimedia Foundation
  • WWWJDIC Japanese–English
  • English language
  • Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
  • Logos Dictionary Free online with additional premium content
  • Online Etymology Dictionary
  • Pseudodictionary Dictionary of user submitted made-up words (humour)
  • Word and language tool portal
  • Urban Dictionary Dictionary of slang.
  • WordNet a word database.
  • Wordnik
  • Wordweb Free and premium online English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows.
  • Other specific languages
  • Academic Dictionary of Lithuanian
  • Dictionary of the Scots Language
  • Ekşi Sözlük Turkish collaborative dictionary
  • e-mahashabdkosh bi-Lingual and Bi-Directional Hindi/English dictionaries
  • Plattmakers Low Saxon online dictionary
  • Free Swedish online dictionary, opened 2001, now defunct
  • Svenska Akademiens ordbok
  • Spanish slang and regionalisms
  • Van Dale Dictionary of the Dutch language
  • William Whitaker's Words Latin dictionary
  • Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal Dictionary of the Dutch language (free registration required)
  • Yeminlisozluk Turkish translators' dictionary
  • References

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