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We are dedicated to improving communication through an understanding of, and a passion for, language from around the globe. More and more of our dictionaries are being offered in electronic form, either online or as downloads for handheld devices. This has removed one of the great constraints on dictionary writing in the past: that of size... more. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a...
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The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1,000 years of English. Welcome to OED Online. If you or your library subscribes, dive straight in to the riches of the English language. If not, click on the images below to learn more about the OED, see What's new, or take a look at Aspects of English, our language feature...
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Check out OUP's English Language Teaching blog, where you can find out what is happening in the world of ELT and what Oxford University Press is up to. Go to ELT blog. Did you know that the first Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary was written by a teacher in Japan? Read the story of OALD. We've...
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Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, legal and medical terms, Word of the Day and more. For over 20 years, Dictionary.com has been helping millions of people...
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Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge! Take the quiz. Sick of election news? Come look at pictures of baby animals. Test your knowledge of September Words of the Day. Play Now. Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words? Play Now. Trump decries SNL "hit job," lookups of...
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Marketing as a business function has swept the world. It is the fastest growing global business activity. It has infiltrated all aspects of life, not just the economic — but also the political, social, and personal. Charles Doyle explores the key marketing practices in the world’s largest economies. Discover the breadth of Oxford Reference’s publishing by learning more about the titles and...
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Grove Music Online is the eighth edition of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, and contains articles commissioned specifically for the site as well as articles from New Grove 2001, Grove Opera, and Grove Jazz. The recently published second editions of The Grove Dictionary of American Music and The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments are still being put online, and new articles are...
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The official online dictionary from Collins with over 1 million entries. View word definitions, translations and examples. Check spelling, grammar and pronunciation. Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years and is a major publisher of Educational, Language and Geographic content. Ideal dictionaries for English or bilingual word reference, plus...
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Oxford Art Online has partnered with Art UK, the online home for art in UK public collections. This resource features over 200,000 oil paintings from more than 3,000 locations. UK public library card holders can gain free access to OAO and other Oxford sites via Art UK, linking directly from artist pages to full biographies on OAO. Listen to our interview with artist Robert Whitman and...
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Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices: Indo-European Roots Semitic Roots The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European...
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Thesaurus.com is the world's largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. For over 20 years, Thesaurus.com has been helping millions of people improve their mastery of the English language and find the precise word with over 3 million synonyms and antonyms and the ability to filter search results by relevance, word length, and complexity. Get the Word of the...
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Reference.com is the #1 question answering service that delivers the best answers from the web and real people - all in one place. The setting sun symbolizes the completion of a journey.... Wild dolphins usually live for between 25 to 30 years,... If left untreated, chronic stress can lead to health... Humans have long believed that there is a connection... The panda's natural habitat is in the...
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Longman English Dictionary is the leading dictionary for learners of English of all ages and levels who want to learn more about English: definition, idioms, examples and more. Clear definitions use the Longman Defining Vocabulary of 2,000 words. Unlike free online dictionaries our definitions use common words. A quicker way to find the meanings you are looking for. Easy to understand...
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Writing and art from or about the South. Published Quarterly. Soon after arriving from Canada to live in the South, I became the first Latina food editor and columnist of a newspaper in North Carolina. It was 1996. My husband and I were settling into the small town of Cary, and we were the only Latinos in our neighborhood. I had been at the paper a week when one of my editors received a letter...
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This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700,...
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Black's Law Dictionary is America's most trusted law dictionary online. Black's Law Dictionary (2nd ed) is free to use online for your legal dictionary needs. The Law Dictionary features Black's Law Dictionary, the trusted legal dictionary of law definitions and terms for over 100 years. The 2nd edition has over 15K legal terms for your business and research use. More education based...
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BusinessDictionary.com. Easy-to-use free business glossary with over 20,000 terms. Concise, clear, and comprehensive. The measure of the level of disorder in a closed but changing system, a system in which energy can only be transferred in one direction from an ordered state to a disordered state. Higher the entropy, higher the disorder and lower the availability of the ... Read more....
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The Free Online English Dictionary from Macmillan Publishers. Join MacDictionary on Twitter and Facebook for daily word facts, quizzes and language news and subscribe to our emails to keep up to date with our latest videos, games and blog posts. Watch fun and helpful videos. Read articles from our language experts on our blog. Practise your English with interactive language games. Download the...
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WordWeb is a comprehensive one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples, and has helpful spelling and sounds-like links. learn more... Use the comprehensive WordWeb dictionary, or tab to your own web references. Various Oxford and...
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Soar to the highest height with your own handmade kite to take home, designed and built in this interactive family workshop from the Science Oxford team. This creative workshop, designed... A gloopy mess-fest for children who enjoy all things sticky, slimey and strange. Is there a secret to making the perfect slime? What's so special about custard? In this fun... WiFi Wars is a live comedy game...
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