List of online dictionaries
An online dictionary is a dictionary that is accessible via the Internet through a web browser. They can be made available in a number of ways: free, free with a paid subscription for extended or more professional content, or a paid-only service. Some online dictionaries are organized as lists of words, similar to a glossary, while others offer search features, reverse lookups, and additional language tools and content such as verb conjugations, grammar references, and discussion forums.
Selected online English dictionaries
The following is a concise list of online English dictionaries whose definitions are based upon well-established content.
- American Heritage Dictionary American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Ed.
- Collins Online Dictionary Collins Unabridged English Dictionary; Collins Unabridged Thesaurus; Collins Webster's American English Dictionary
- Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
- Merriam-Webster OnLine Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
- Oxford Dictionaries Online Oxford Dictionary of English; New Oxford American Dictionary; Oxford Thesaurus of English; Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus
Advanced learner dictionaries
- Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary
- Cambridge Dictionaries Online Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
- Longman Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
- Macmillan Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
- dict.cc a free user-run multilingual dictionary centered on English and German, with the capacity to translate to Spanish, French, Icelandic, Esperanto, Albanian, Italian and many more.
- LEO (website) free multilingual collaborative dictionary for German
- Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary free English to Sinhala and vice versa online dictionary.
- Multitran a multilingual Internet-based dictionary centered on Russian, and provides an opportunity of adding your own translation
- Ultralingua free and premium multilingual dictionary
- Webster's Online Dictionary: The Rosetta Edition: a multilingual online dictionary which compiles different online dictionaries and encyclopedia including Wiktionary and Wikipedia.
- Wiktionary a collaborative project run by the Wikimedia Foundation
- WWWJDIC Japanese–English
- SpanishDict.com Spanish-English translator and dictionary.
- English language
- Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
- Logos Dictionary Free online with additional premium content
- Online Etymology Dictionary
- Pseudodictionary Dictionary of user submitted made-up words (humour)
- Reference.com Word and language tool portal
- Urban Dictionary Dictionary of slang.
- WordNet a word database.
- Wordweb Free and premium online English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows.
- Other specific languages
- Academic Dictionary of Lithuanian
- Dictionary of the Scots Language
- Ekşi Sözlük Turkish collaborative dictionary
- e-mahashabdkosh bi-Lingual and Bi-Directional Hindi/English dictionaries
- Plattmakers Low Saxon online dictionary
- Susning.nu Free Swedish online dictionary, opened 2001, now defunct
- Svenska Akademiens ordbok
- Van Dale Dictionary of the Dutch language
- William Whitaker's Words Latin dictionary
- Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal Dictionary of the Dutch language (free registration required)
- Yeminlisozluk Turkish translators' dictionary