Oxford University Press Dictionaries

The definitive source on language

Oxford University Press Dictionaries are trusted around the world as the definitive source on language and the first point of reference. Drawing on the largest language research programme in the world – and more than 150 years of dictionary-making experience – Oxford offers reliable language resources in print, online, and via mobile.

We pride ourselves on the scope and scale of our language research programme. Our dictionaries and thesauruses are trusted the world over because we invest the time and resources to track the language and ensure that we include the latest new words and phrases and the most up-to-date definitions, as well as information on grammar, usage, and regional variation.

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With a presence in 50 local markets, we have made it our goal to meet specific customer needs determined by our in-house lexicographers and dictionary staff. 

Our range of more than 500 dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference works caters for the needs of very young children on the one hand to the accomplished academic on the other, as well as for speakers of different languages across the world.

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