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What are the best online English dictionaries?

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    Arthur Smith
    Written on January 28, 2017
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      Carl Flores
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "Every once in a while I hear a new slang word that makes no sense to me. BAE? What does it mean? Well, when I don't know I go to Urban Dictionary where they have to most crazy definitions for pretty much all the words and slang one can imagine. If you have some free time I even encourage you to spend a couple of minutes everyday there in order to be up to date on all the hot words kids are using these days. That site is LIT, yo!"
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      Carl Flores
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "Every once in a while I hear a new slang word that makes no sense to me. BAE? What does it mean? Well, when I don't know I go to Urban Dictionary where they have to most crazy definitions for pretty much all the words and slang one can imagine. If you have some free time I even encourage you to spend a couple of minutes everyday there in order to be up to date on all the hot words kids are using these days. That site is LIT, yo!"
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      Joseph Parker
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "If you've ever heard someone say something and said 'What?', Urban Dictionary may be for you. It has a very full compilation of slang terms and phrases of modern and older slang. It is often fun to browse. But be wary, there is no filter and there are graphic sexual and scatological descriptions of many phrases."
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      Andrew Chapman
      Written on February 9, 2017
      "Check out Urban Dictionary for a different online dictionary. It is a user-generated dictionary for English terms that includes slang, so if you're familiar with formal English but want to communicate more fluently, it's a good option. I would check out the Urban Dictionary site if you come across an odd term online."
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      Stephen Banks
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "This is a good online dictionary, never thought that this existed. If i had only known this like a year ago, i would have referred this online dictionary to my niece who kept on asking me on how to spell stuff. Unfortunately she already moved to australia 3 months ago, i'll just send her a message though. quite good."
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      Stephen Banks
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "This is a good online dictionary, never thought that this existed. If i had only known this like a year ago, i would have referred this online dictionary to my niece who kept on asking me on how to spell stuff. Unfortunately she already moved to australia 3 months ago, i'll just send her a message though. quite good."
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      Douglas Webb
      Written on April 5, 2017
      "I recently wrapped up my first year of university, and I cannot tell you the number of times the Cambridge Dictionary saved me and my papers. This is such an amazing resource, and the website makes it easier than ever to find that perfect word!"
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      Willie Cox
      Written on September 8, 2017
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      Jeremy Gomez
      Written on September 8, 2017
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      Frank Jones
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Dictionary.com is a great resource when an online dictionary is needed. It's user friendly, has great content, and the site is very easy to remember (it doesn't get any easier to remember than Dictionary.com!)."
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      Frank Jones
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Dictionary.com is a great resource when an online dictionary is needed. It's user friendly, has great content, and the site is very easy to remember (it doesn't get any easier to remember than Dictionary.com!)."
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      Richard Pena
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "I am a lover of dictionaries and decided to give this online one a chance. I was not disappointed. It will have the desired word in it and make sure to subscribe to the word of the day."
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      Ronald Munoz
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "Not a bad site to use if you're stuck on a word meaning. I use it to also hear pronunciation so I don't sound like a total dumbass when using the word!"
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      Edgar Guillén
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "I would use this website whenever I need an online dictionary. It's an easy way to look things up quickly and efficiently."
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      Adam Carr
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "I was looking for a site that would combine the results of multiple online English dictionary sites. I love to develop my language abilities but sometimes different sites can conflict with each other and/or simply offer some novel information. It can just take too much time to research them all on my own. This site solved that problem perfectly as it provides all the links on one page! It happens almost instantaneously! Problem solved!"
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      Adam Carr
      Written on March 21, 2017
      "I was looking for a site that would combine the results of multiple online English dictionary sites. I love to develop my language abilities but sometimes different sites can conflict with each other and/or simply offer some novel information. It can just take too much time to research them all on my own. This site solved that problem perfectly as it provides all the links on one page! It happens almost instantaneously! Problem solved!"
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      Jacob Alexander
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "OneLook Dictionary Search is a great way to find the meaning of a word. I found myself using it once I found it whenever I didn't understand a word that I heard someone use."
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      Ben Lee
      Written on January 26, 2017
      "This is an easy to use dictionary. You can easily search any word and instantly get definitions."
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      Eric Johnson
      Written on May 4, 2017
      "This is a great website! I love the BuzzWord section. I learn something new every time I visit the site! I can't tell you how helpful this site has been to me when writing a report for school or for work. Any time I have a spelling or grammar question, I know I can find the answer here."
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      Eric Johnson
      Written on May 4, 2017
      "This is a great website! I love the BuzzWord section. I learn something new every time I visit the site! I can't tell you how helpful this site has been to me when writing a report for school or for work. Any time I have a spelling or grammar question, I know I can find the answer here."
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      William Flores
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "I love the Macmillan Dictionary it is so helpful. I use this on a weekly basis sometimes even more then that I love to grow my vocabulary. This helps me out so much on my college work. I would recommend this to anyone out there who needs a dictionary on hand."
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      Leonardo Flores
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "This online dictionary is easy to use and also can be fun. I found I was spending time online learning words I hadn't even searched with features like the BuzzWord that has categories and obscure fun new words to learn."
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      Raymond Olson
      Written on April 12, 2017
      "This is a great option and solution for an online dictionary. Macmillan is a well known brand and has been known to have dictionaries that are thorough."
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      Cynthia Thomas
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "I love doing crossword puzzles, and I'm particularly fond of doing the New York Times puzzle, but as you know if you do them, they get increasingly harder throughout the week. Chambers Crossword Dictionary is a total asset to me towards the weekend. Without it, its doubtful I'd ever be able to finish. This is a great solution for any crossword lover who does difficult puzzles!"
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      Cynthia Thomas
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "I love doing crossword puzzles, and I'm particularly fond of doing the New York Times puzzle, but as you know if you do them, they get increasingly harder throughout the week. Chambers Crossword Dictionary is a total asset to me towards the weekend. Without it, its doubtful I'd ever be able to finish. This is a great solution for any crossword lover who does difficult puzzles!"
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      George Russell
      Written on April 25, 2017
      "This dictionary not only provides definitions and normal dictionary functions, but it also provides solutions for word games. Crossword lovers would especially enjoy it, as the site itself also offers crosswords and puzzles to do."
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      Nathan Harper
      Written on January 14, 2017
      "It has everything you need and then some, this has so many uses. On top of being just a dictionary there are many fun games included, which has kept me quite occupied."
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      Vihaan Khan
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "An all around dictionary that is helpful if you're learning English and even if you already know English. This dictionary site has several translation options such as English-Japanese, English-Korean and English-Spanish, and also has reverse translations (i.e. Spanish-English). The translation options are somewhat limited (only 3?) but very helpful if it fits your target language. Overall, a standard dictionary site that fits the basics of looking up any words/definition when needed."
      VK
      Vihaan Khan
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "An all around dictionary that is helpful if you're learning English and even if you already know English. This dictionary site has several translation options such as English-Japanese, English-Korean and English-Spanish, and also has reverse translations (i.e. Spanish-English). The translation options are somewhat limited (only 3?) but very helpful if it fits your target language. Overall, a standard dictionary site that fits the basics of looking up any words/definition when needed."
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      Harry Freeman
      Written on May 11, 2017
      "This is far more efficient then using just normal google search. I don't have to dig through results and it loads up really smooth and quickly."
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      Juan Hart
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "I really enjoy using Longman English Dictionary. It is very easy to use and the layout of the website is very pleasing!"
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      Judith Mason
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "I grew up with the Webster dictionary, so Collins is unfamiliar to me. I liked that you could input a word and find the translation in multiple languages. The site was uncluttered and the words of the definition were of a larger font, which is appreciated by these aging eyes. Again, I am more familiar with Webster in book form for a dictionary and I tend to go to dictionary.com for online dictionary needs. I am unsure if I would even remember the name Collins dictionary if needed in the future. But, it was a good website."
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      Judith Mason
      Written on June 17, 2017
      "I grew up with the Webster dictionary, so Collins is unfamiliar to me. I liked that you could input a word and find the translation in multiple languages. The site was uncluttered and the words of the definition were of a larger font, which is appreciated by these aging eyes. Again, I am more familiar with Webster in book form for a dictionary and I tend to go to dictionary.com for online dictionary needs. I am unsure if I would even remember the name Collins dictionary if needed in the future. But, it was a good website."
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      Cheng Chang
      Written on March 30, 2017
      "This dictionary seems to really be helpful, but I have never heard of the brand before so it is hard to say 100% that this will accommodate my needs."
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      Sai Kapoor
      Written on January 22, 2017
      "This is an online English dictionary. I can easily look up words that I would need on it."
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      Charles Berry
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "A good online dictionary is a must if you are writing anything besides facebooks posts. You don't want to look like an idiot with a lot of mispelled words. (Ha! See that looks stupid: it is spelled "misspelled".) And sometimes you just don't know what a word means. Merriam-Webster is a classic dictionary that now has a great online version. It does what a dictionary is supposed to do, and has extra features like a thesaurus and fun things like a word of the day. For me the definitions have just the right amount of info, not too much and not too little. And the layout is nice. Serves my purposes."
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      Charles Berry
      Written on May 12, 2017
      "A good online dictionary is a must if you are writing anything besides facebooks posts. You don't want to look like an idiot with a lot of mispelled words. (Ha! See that looks stupid: it is spelled "misspelled".) And sometimes you just don't know what a word means. Merriam-Webster is a classic dictionary that now has a great online version. It does what a dictionary is supposed to do, and has extra features like a thesaurus and fun things like a word of the day. For me the definitions have just the right amount of info, not too much and not too little. And the layout is nice. Serves my purposes."
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      Felipe Nava
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "If you Google a word, you're gonna get 20 or 30 different definitions. Sometimes they'll be slightly varied, sometimes they'll be substantially different. In my experience Merriam Webster Dictionary is kind of the gold standard for English dictionaries. Free ones, at least."
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      Roger Robertson
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "I have found that this is an all inclusive dictionary option. I can easily find the information I am looking for and in most cases, more information."
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      Leonardo Amador
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "Aside from being easy to use and useful when having to write a paper or just when I need clarification on what a word means, I love the word of the day. It's fun to see what the new word will be each day. I find the layout very easy to engage with."
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      Leonardo Amador
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "Aside from being easy to use and useful when having to write a paper or just when I need clarification on what a word means, I love the word of the day. It's fun to see what the new word will be each day. I find the layout very easy to engage with."
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      Timothy Brooks
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "I've always had problem with my dictionaries. They either didn't had the word that I was looking for, or it was not explained correctly. With Oxford Learner's Dictionary I don't have to worry about that, given their huge database."
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      Kelly Wallace
      Written on January 18, 2017
      "A very useful site to look anything up, including pronunciation. While I'm more fond of Webster myself, Oxford's got its benefits. With this one, it makes it easy to learn how to use a word in a sentence, which can be very handy for students."

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    Summary

    Best online English dictionaries
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Urban Dictionary Websites 185 Free
    2 Cambridge Dictionary Websites 149 Free
    3 Dictionary.com Apps 135 Free
    4 OneLook Dictionary Search Websites 124 Free
    5 Macmillan Dictionary Websites 91 Free
    6 Chambers Crossword Dictionary Websites 76 Free
    7 Longman English Dictionary Websites 61 Free
    8 Collins Dictionary Websites 47 Free
    9 Merriam-Webster Dictionary Apps 27 Paid
    10 Oxford Learner's Dictionary Websites 9 Free
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