Welcome to Oxford Dictionaries Online
AskOxford has been reincarnated as Oxford Dictionaries Online, our current English dictionary and language reference site, with a comprehensive dictionary, practical language resources, articles, FAQs, games, and much more.
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What is different from AskOxford?
We’ve added a much bigger, more up-to-date free dictionary for you to use - you’ll find over 350,000 definitions and entries, covering current English as it is used all over the world
We’ve also updated our Better writing section, so you’ll be able to find practical help with grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage more easily
- There is now also a Pro version of the site available, with added extras never before available on AskOxford or any other site. Find out more about Oxford Dictionaries Pro
Why did you change AskOxford?
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The site is set to US English. How do I change it to World English? (or vice versa)
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I'm more interested in information on languages other than English...
Visit our modern language dictionaries site, Oxford Language Dictionaries Online, to find many of the free French, German, Spanish, and Italian resources that were available on AskOxford - plus Chinese and Russian resources.