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We have combined the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (OALD) and the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary (OAAD) into one site. Now you can choose which dictionary you'd like to look up words in.

Simply choose English from the drop-down menu next to the search box to see an entry from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, or American English to see an entry from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary.

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  • know how to use it with our example sentences and usage information
  • learn how to say it with our real British and American pronunciations

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oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com now works on smartphones and tablets as well as on desktops and laptops. Find out what you need to know on any device, and for free!

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The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is the world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary, used by over 35 million leaners of English.

The Oxford Advanced American Dictionary is a dictionary specially created for learners of American English.