AskOxford is now Oxford Dictionaries
If you’ve been one of the millions of visitors to our AskOxford site over the last decade or so, we’d like to welcome you warmly to our new site, where you’ll find:
- Authoritative, up-to-date dictionary definitions from our biggest modern English dictionaries (Oxford Dictionary of English and New Oxford American Dictionary)
- Help with grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Articles, competitions, and answers to frequently asked questions
Love Oxford Dictionaries? You can also subscribe to the premium site to get even more benefits, including:
- Linked dictionary and thesaurus entries (including over 600,000 synonyms and antonyms)
- Audio pronunciations
- Over 1.9 million example sentences, carefully selected from the world-famous Oxford English Corpus, to show words used in context
- Extensive sections with more detailed writing, grammar, and spelling guidance
- Specialist language reference resources for professional writers and editors, including fully searchable resources based on New Hart’s Rules and Pocket Fowler’s Modern English Usage
Why have we changed AskOxford?
In 2009, we conducted a survey amongst AskOxford users. After we analysed the results, two things became clear:
You love Oxford
Two-thirds of you were on a return visit, and 90% of you felt satisfied or very satisfied with the site.
You want more
Nearly half of you wanted more spelling and grammar tips, a third wanted more practical writing advice, and many of you said that a bigger, more up-to-date Oxford dictionary is what you need most.
We think the new Oxford Dictionaries site will tick your boxes.
Why not look up a word you’ve been puzzling over, and see if it’s in the dictionary? With more than 350,000 definitions and entries, and more being added all the time, Oxford Dictionaries Online will surprise you with its breadth and depth of coverage of English all over the world.
Where do you want to go next?