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Anyone know a GOOD online dictionary/ thesaurus?

(8 Posts)
MrsMerryHenry Fri 08-May-09 17:00:12

I'm really looking for a British English one as I've had it with Too many pop-ups and crap search results.

MrsMerryHenry Fri 08-May-09 20:33:26


midnightexpress Fri 08-May-09 20:36:45

Do you mean a free one or a subscription one?

MrsMerryHenry Fri 08-May-09 21:07:56

I mean a broke girl's free one! wink

midnightexpress Fri 08-May-09 21:17:29

Collins do a free one for the Collins English Dictionary here.

Not sure how much detail you need, or how technical your needs are, but some of the best free ones are actually learners' dictionaries (I mean learners of English). For example:

Macmillan English Dictionary


Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

other than that, Merriam-Webster is pretty good, though obviously it's American.

MrsMerryHenry Sat 09-May-09 12:22:10

Wow, thanks loads for these suggestions, midnight! I'll take a look at all those links.

senua Sun 10-May-09 14:41:13

I often use wiki for a dictionary. I've never noticed before but, apparently, it also has a thesaurus.

Pyrocanthus Fri 10-Jul-09 12:02:36

This might be too late now, but OED (the big 20-vol. dictionary) Online is available through many public library websites. In our authority, you can log on using your library card no. Also true of other Oxford reference titles.

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