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.

  • Collins Online Dictionary Collins Unabridged English Dictionary; Collins Unabridged Thesaurus; Collins Webster's American English Dictionary
  • Unabridged v. 1.1 and American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Ed.
  • 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

Other examples

  • 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
Other specific languages

See also


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