Oxford English Dictionary


The Oxford English Dictionary provides an unsurpassed guide to the English language, documenting 600,000 words through 3.5 million illustrative quotations from over 1,000 years of history across the English-speaking world.

As the world’s foremost historical dictionary of English, the OED’s ongoing mission is to capture the development of all words – past and present – from the moment they enter the language to their most recent usage, subtly adjusting our image of the English language with each update.

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Oxford Dictionaries Premium


Oxford Dictionaries Premium offers comprehensive language guidance in nine major world languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Along with access to regular updates to our world-class monolingual and bilingual dictionaries across each language, Premium also offers access to grammar guidance and language resources, including New Hart’s Rules, New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors, and Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Use.

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Oxford Global Languages


Our global languages programme is a major, community-led initiative aiming to transform the experience of millions of people worldwide by making their language available in digital form.

Since the programme’s launch in 2015, Oxford has been working with local speakers of languages with limited digital presences to build quality lexical data and resources for speakers, learners, and developers worldwide.

We now offer languages resources for isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Malay, Urdu, Setswana, Indonesian, Romanian, Latvian, Swahili, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Tatar, isiXhosa, Southern Quechua, Tajik, Tok Pisin, Turkmen, Telugu, and Greek – with more languages in the pipeline.

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Lexico


Lexico is our English and Spanish language content website, hosted in collaboration with Dictionary.com. The site offers free access to Oxford’s English and Spanish dictionaries and thesauruses for English and Spanish language learners worldwide.

All lexical content hosted on Lexico is researched, written, and regularly updated by Oxford Languages in accordance with our language research programmes, with supplementary grammar, usage, and spelling content co-created with Dictionary.com.

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English Language Learners


Every year, we help millions of people around the world to learn English by publishing a variety of resources, including the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, to enrich learning.

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Oxford Dictionaries for Children


Informed by rigorous research and the language analysis of children’s writing and writing for children using the unique Oxford Corpus, Oxford’s Dictionaries for Children keep pace with the development of all children.

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Apps


Oxford Languages offers over 40 apps covering more than 25 languages so that language learners of all levels can quickly and easily access our world-leading content tailored to their needs.

Explore our range of dictionary, thesaurus, translation, grammar, pronunciation, and language usage apps – all available for Android, iOS, and Microsoft Mobile download – on our developer partner’s site.

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Print


Oxford Languages publishes monolingual and bilingual print dictionaries in more than 25 languages for language learners across the globe, including our Compact, Concise, Mini, and Pocket series.

All print products in Oxford Languages’ portfolio can be purchased from the Oxford University Press catalogue, listed under the Dictionaries & Reference section of the site.

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