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Collins Online English Dictionary


An unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere, Collins online Unabridged English Dictionary draws on Collins extensive language databases and covers many literary and rare words useful for crossword solvers and setters as well as Scrabble players.

Ideal for use at work and at home, new words and new meanings are tracked by experienced Collins lexicographers and expert language specialists who monitor language change around the world. This, along with new word suggestions from the public, ensures that Collins English Dictionary truly is the home of living language. And with comprehensive, up-to-date and reliable information on people and places, you have thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips.

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  • Thousands of definitions, offering clear explanations for learners, comprehensive coverage of British and American English for native speakers, and specialized definitions for a range of specific subject areas
  • Audio and video pronunciations for British and American English
  • Images for thousands of entries
  • Numerous synonyms listed at meaning level
  • Example sentences taken from the Collins corpus, showing how the word is used
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  • Translations in 27 languages

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