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Oxford Dictionaries

Oxforddictionaries.com began with English and Spanish language sites, offering definitions and translations, thesauruses, and much more.

As part of the Oxford Global Languages (OGL) programme we regularly launch new resources in other languages. OGL aims to build dictionaries and lexical resources for 100 languages, many of which are under-represented in the digital landscape. For the first time, large quantities of quality lexical information for these languages will be created, collected, and made available to speakers, learners, and digital developers. We currently have OGL sites in isiZulu, Northern Sotho, Malay, Urdu, Setswana, Indonesian, Romanian, Latvian, Swahili, and Hindi.

Explore the documentation now and take a look at our ever-growing list of supported languages.

Oxford Dictionaries LexiStats

LexiStats is new way to look at language. Our main Oxford Dictionaries API gives you the words themselves; the LexiStats API gives you information about a word and its context: how often it is used, how often its variations are used, and the words it is used with.

We use our New Monitor Corpus – which tracks new words and senses as they come into use – to provide the most flexible, up-to-date statistics engine currently available to help you develop your Natural Language Processing programme, create your own language models, or enhance the materials you already own.

Our current endpoints include Single Word Frequency ('how often does happy occur in current English?'); Frequency lists ('what is the frequency of happy, happier, and happiest?’); and n-gram lists ('which word is likely to follow or precede happy? How about the second word to follow it, or the third?').

Each endpoint can be customized with various parameters to ensure you get the data you are looking for, and regular updates ensure that ours is the most up-to-date data available. Find out more about LexiStats and view sample documentation here.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words – past and present – from across the English-speaking world.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is the definitive authority on the English language containing the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 280,000 entries – past and present – from across the English-speaking world. Its historical record of the English language is traced through more than 3.5 million quotations ranging from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Interested in accessing the OED? Complete our short questionnaire to shape our development.


bab.la offers quick and easy translations and answers to everyday language questions. As part of the Oxford Dictionaries family, it provides practical support to people using a language that is not their mother tongue.

bab.la offers bi-directional translations in more than 28 languages.

Interested in accessing Bab.la translation pairs? Complete our short questionnaire to shape our development.