Online Dictionaries

Here is a list of excellent online dictionaries you can use. Bookmark the pages for easy access. If you are looking for other reference books or textbooks links, go to our Class / Textbooks Resources page.

Text Dictionaries: 

  • Merriam-Webster online dictionary (screenshot by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014)

    Merriam-Webster online dictionary (screenshot by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014)

    Oxford Learner’s Dictionary: Easy definitions and audio pronunciation  for many of the vocabulary words. Also try the mini Topic dictionaries to build your vocabulary for a particular subject area.

  • Dictionary.com  –  Definitions include sample sentences, word origins. synonyms and antonyms. Also, check out the Thesaurus (it has synonyms and antonyms for a word).
  • Merriam-Webster: A famous English-English dictionary. Has definitions in easy English and audio pronunciation. –> 

Text Dictionaries with strong translation support:

Picture Dictionaries (good for beginners):

Picture Dictionary (screenshot by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014)

Picture Dictionary (screenshot by instructor Jaimie Newsome, 11/2014)

  • Screen Capture by Instructor M.Yanez

    Language Org – Screen Capture by Instructor M.Yanez

    Language Guide: Click on a topic. Move your cursor over an image and listen to the pronunciation. Once you have reviewed the words, use the Speaking and Listening Challenges to quiz yourself.   –>

  • <– Picture Dictionary: A good site! Click on a topic. Click on a vocabulary word. See the word in 8 different languages, plus the English definition and a picture.
  • Visual Dictionary –  (For Advanced Learners) has 6 main topics (Vegetal Biology, Animal Biology, Human Body, Music, Transport and Clothing). Pictures but no audio for words related to those topics. Has some general pictures but many are extremely detailed with advanced vocabulary.

  Links to more dictionaries:

Do you know another good online dictionary? Please share in the comments section!

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