What are the best dictionaries?

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  1. 11

    #1Cambridge Dictionary

    Cambridge Dictionary
    The official Cambridge dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations.
    Websites

    Free

    Angela Herrera
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "The cambridge dictionary is a must for any student, writer, or avid reader. It will change your life. Any word you want to look up or any information about a topic you want to get is available at your fingertips. I especially liked that it provided the pronunciation of all words as I sometimes have difficulty with this."
  2. 9

    #2Urban Dictionary

    Urban Dictionary
    Urban Dictionary is a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases not typically found in standard dictionaries. Words or phrases on Urban Dictionary may have multiple definitions, usage examples, and tags.
    Websites

    Free

    Tim Zhou
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Urban Dictionary is far from the best dictionaries. But, if you want something funny to read, it's good. It doesn't have any real definitions though."
  3. 7

    #3Macmillan Dictionary

    Macmillan Dictionary
    A one-stop reference for English speakers around the world. The free online thesaurus is fully integrated into dictionary entries and shows useful sets of synonyms and related words.
    Websites

    Free

    Alicia Palacios
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Looking for a simple way to enhance your writing? Look no further than this dictionary, because it makes it simple to add your own voice into writing without using words incorrectly. It's free to use, easy to find, and can provide a much needed boost to even the most simple writing tasks. I've used it before, and it hasn't let me down, no matter what type of words I was searching for. "
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    #4Collins Dictionary

    Collins Dictionary
    Online Dictionary and Thesaurus from Collins has over 1 million words: Definitions, synonyms, pronunciations, translations, origin and examples.
    Websites

    Free

    Joseph Burton
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "I prefer the more popular dictionary. This one has a terrible layout and not very simplistic."
  2. 5

    #5Chambers Crossword Dictionary

    Chambers Crossword Dictionary
    Chambers Crossword Dictionary is an essential resource for crosswords of all kinds. Comprehensive, reliable and easy-to-use.
    Websites

    Free

    Vicky Li
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "I bought a hardpaper copy of this book last month. I'm still looking through it. I've learned so many things about crossword puzzles and how to tackle them that it blows my mind. I recommend this to anyone that enjoys crossword puzzles and wants to learn more about them."
  3. 3

    #6Oxford Learner's Dictionary

    Oxford Learner's Dictionary
    The largest and most trusted free online dictionary for learners of British and American English with definitions, pictures, example sentences, synonyms, and much more.
    Websites

    Free

    Ethan Gordon
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "I really like all the features of this site. I am always searching for the right word and the feature where it shows me how two words go together is something I would probably use a lot."
  4. 1

    #7Longman English Dictionary

    Longman English Dictionary
    Longman English Dictionary is the leading dictionary for learners of English of all ages and levels who want to learn more about English.
    Websites

    Free

    María Elena Gil
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "This is an ideal dictionary for learning to speak English for Spanish, Japanese and Korean people. It has pictures and definitions of the words which has helped me big time. It is full of bright colors which help with the words standing out. "

Summary

Best What are the best dictionaries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Cambridge DictionaryWebsites 11 Free
2Urban DictionaryWebsites 9 Free
3Macmillan DictionaryWebsites 7 Free
4Collins DictionaryWebsites 6 Free
5Chambers Crossword DictionaryWebsites 5 Free
6Oxford Learner's DictionaryWebsites 3 Free
7Longman English DictionaryWebsites 1 Free
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