Lexico.com FAQS

We have recently partnered with Dictionary.com to offer our free English and Spanish dictionary content through www.lexico.com rather than en.oxforddictionaries.com. Therefore, you will be automatically redirected to this new url when trying to access our site. 

While we will continue to focus our energy on creating high quality lexical content, dictionary.com will be able to use their considerable reach and experience to best serve dictionary lovers across the world. 


If you have questions about this change and how it might impact your account, please look through our frequently asked questions below.


General Queries


Where have the English and Spanish sites gone?
We are no longer hosting our English and Spanish dictionaries on our own site, but you can still access this data through www.lexico.com.

Why has Oxford Dictionaries changed?
We have partnered with Dictionary.com to ensure we give users the best possible experience.
At OUP, we will continue to focus our energy on creating high quality core dictionary content, while Dictionary.com will be able to use their considerable reach and experience to best serve dictionary lovers across the world with all other content including usage information and blogs.
Why has the URL changed?We have recently partnered with Dictionary.com, to offer our free English and Spanish dictionary content through www.lexico.com rather than en.oxforddictionaries.com.

Why am I being re-directed?
Our free dictionaries are now hosted on www.lexico.com, and therefore if you try to access our site, you will be re-directed to the Lexico site instead, where you can still enjoy our dictionary content.
Is Oxford Dictionaries stopping completely?No, it is only the English and Spanish content sites that are moving. The Oxford Dictionaries site will remain and we will use it to signpost to our dictionary products as well as to the new site. Additionally, our Premium Oxford Dictionaries content will remain unaffected. 

What does Lexico mean? What is it?Lexico is the new domain for our free dictionary content, hosted by Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com is licensing the content from our English and Spanish Oxford Dictionaries sites (lexical content, non-lexical content, and blog content) and using it to develop and build a new consumer website, freely available around the world, as a separate site to dictionary.com.

Is the dictionary content the same, who writes the definitions?All definitions and translations are written by Oxford lexicographers.

Can I still access the old site?There will no longer be an Oxford-controlled version of our content that is freely available to everyone. However, the lexical content we create will still be available through this deal and similar licensing deals. We will be able to direct people to the new site to see our content but dictionary.com does have some scope to manage the design, update timings, and layout of our content, so you won’t necessarily see exactly the same content as they would have done on en.oxforddictionaries.com.


Account queries

What does this mean for my account?Your pre-existing account will not be deleted. You can manage your preferences by signing in here. Your account data will not be shared with Dictionary.com.

Is Oxford Dictionaries Premium staying? Can I get a subscription?The new site has no impact on our premium dictionary sites. You can sign up for a premium account here.
What is the difference between Lexico and OD Premium?www.lexico.com will house our free dictionary content, while OD Premium offers paid content for 9 languages, as well as grammar support and additional reference materials not offered through our free dictionary site.
Can I still sign up for an Oxford Dictionaries account?You can sign up for an OGL account, but you will no longer be able to sign up for an English or Spanish account with us. Learn more about OGL here.
How can I contact you?You can still contact us through the contact form on our dictionaries site.


Functionality queries

Has the functionality changed?Although our free dictionaries are now hosted on Lexico.com, the functionality and layout of the website are the same as that of en.oxforddictionaries.com. This means that the new site will still feature dictionary content from Oxford’s English and Spanish dictionaries and thesauruses, plus grammar, usage, and spelling content to help users with everyday language challenges.

What happens to other Oxford language sites?Oxford Living Dictionaries sites in other languages will still be available to users. Click here to find out more about Oxford Global Languages.
Will I still receive WOTD?We will no longer send out Word of the Day. You can sign up for this service with www.lexico.com.
Will Lexico provide US/UK versions of the dictionary?Lexico will only provide the (UK) English and Spanish versions of the dictionary. To access the (US) English Dictionary from Dictionary.com content, head to www.dictionary.com.

How do I report an error with the site, or content?You can contact us about any errors using our contact form.



Site content queries

Will Oxford still be publishing blog and grammar content? Who writes it now?New blog and grammar content will be created and published by the Lexico.com team.

Will Lexico be running a new newsletter or WOTD? What about new blog content?Lexico.com will run a Word of the Day feature, which will feature English alongside other languages. Please check their site for further content information.

Are your social media channels changing?The OxfordWords Twitter channel and Oxford Dictionaries Facebook channel will continue to exist, sharing news and insights from today’s world of words.

Whats happening to the forum?The forum continues to be available at https://forum.oxforddictionaries.com/en/ where forum users can get answers to all of their English language questions and have discussions in English with fellow language-lovers from around the world.

What will happen to your video content on Youtube?The Oxford Dictionaries YouTube channel will continue to exist, sharing videos on new words, word origins, grammar and usage advice, dictionary-making, and more.

What happens to my comments on previous content?Any comments posted on OxfordWords blog content will no longer be available.

How do I request to use your images/ data in my work? Please get in touch via our contact form here.



General dictionary queries

What's happening to the OED?There is no change to the OED.com site. The Oxford English Dictionary site will still be available for users.
Will my OED subscription be impacted?Your existing OED subscription will not be affected by this change.

Who do I contact to suggest a new word?If you would like to suggest a new word, a definition, or etymology, please submit your example here.
How do I cite this new site?Please go direct to www.lexico.com for specific information about citing and quoting.
How can I access the Oxford Global Language sites?You can find a full list of languages included in our Oxford Global languages program here.
Do I need to change any of my existing links/citations to your site?To avoid confusion, you will need to change any citations and links to the Oxford Dictionaries' English and Spanish sites, as they will be redirected to www.lexico.com.

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