OED Researcher API

The OED Researcher API allows easy access to our world-renowned dictionary content. Use the live documentation below to try it out, view real responses, and explore a growing number of code samples to help you get started.

The documentation below is populated with a restricted App Key and App ID to allow you to try out the basic functionality, but to get full use of the API you need to sign up for an account. Once you login to your account the base URL for your API requests will be shown here.

Take a look at the FAQ page for lots of tips on how to get things done.