Oxford Dictionaries API

Oxford Dictionaries API


The Oxford Dictionaries API is the self-service toolkit for our world-renowned dictionary data.


Built to equip and empower developers with Oxford’s diverse and customizable datasets, the Oxford Dictionaries API provides reliable, up-to-date monolingual and bilingual data in an accessible, scalable environment.


Our Oxford Dictionaries API language data is flexibly assembled to facilitate endless building possibilities and is already embedded in apps and platforms of all kinds – from learning and reading support tools, to quizzes and games, to dictionary lookups and bots.


Visit the Oxford Dictionaries API portal.



Our featuresEnable you to
35 Supported LanguagesDevelop for a range of communities with large quantities of
quality data from widely used and digitally under-represented
languages; a unique and growing feature of the OD API.
Including Hindi, Latvian, Portuguese, Swahili, and many more.
6 Programming LanguagesAccess and code with our API in Java, Node, Objective-C,
Python, Swift, and .Net/C# across all 35 of our languages
Search FiltersSave time and effort when accessing the OD API with our
shortcut implementations; you can filter search data so you
only have to handle the necessary entry results.
Sentence DictionaryBring real-life usage information to your users with editorially
curated and externally sourced example sentences,
encouraging greater engagement and understanding of words in context.
Words EndpointRetrieve definitions, pronunciations, word origins,
and grammatical data across headwords and
inflected words with just one call to the API.
Inflections EndpointRetrieve a list of all valid inflections
from a single dictionary headword call to the OD API.
WebinarsIncrease your understanding of our powerful API through our
webinar series. You can find recordings of previous webinars here.
Definitions, Translations,
Thesauri, Audio Pronunciations,
Word Origins
Go beyond dictionary lookup and captivate your users with a
broader understanding of the languages available in our range
of endpoints. All branded with the authoritative Oxford name.