Essential Free Online English Dictionaries
Here are the essential free online English dictionaries. The selection is made using the FavRiver scoring system which takes into account the most relevant metrics and expert reviews.
1Google Dictionary / Chrome extension
"With the Google Dictionary Chrome extension, you can double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble or view the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary."
"Urban Dictionary is a crowdsourced online dictionary for slang words and phrases, operating under the motto "Define Your World". The website was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham. Originally, Urban Dictionary was intended as a dictionary of slang, or cultural words or phrases, not typically found in standard dictionaries, but it is now used to define any word, event or phrase."
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3The Free Dictionary
"The World's most comprehensive free online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia with synonyms, definitions, idioms, abbreviations, and medical, financial, legal specialized dictionaries."
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"The most popular dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English. Meanings and definitions of words with pronunciations and translations."
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"The dictionary by Merriam-Webster is America's most trusted online dictionary for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation."
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