The content within our language data is constantly reviewed by our team of world-renowned lexicographers and updated twice a year as part of our ongoing work to monitor English language usage around the world. Through our language monitoring programme, we review databases, corpora (collections of text), and other web-based content to ensure that we provide contemporary and appropriate word information that best reflects the current usage of American English.
We also include sensitivity content reviews as part of our updates. To ensure that all vulgar, offensive, and/or derogatory content is correctly labelled, our editorial text is carefully worded and any references to potentially sensitive topics are avoided unless it is contextually relevant and appropriate.
Our flagship English dictionaries have market-leading coverage in both breadth and depth. We cover more than 214,000 meanings, supplemented by extensive examples, etymologies, and other additional information.
Our American English dataset is available in many formats, such as XML files or JSON through our API. However, we can also work with you to find suitable data formats and delivery mechanisms for unique use cases.
All of our datasets are available through a licensing model, and the rights to use our language datasets and services are completed with a contract or agreement.