Wordlists in Oxford Learner's Dictionaries

The Oxford 3000™

The Oxford 3000™ is a list of the 3000 most important words to learn in English.

The Academic Word List

The Academic Word List is a list of words that you are likely to meet if you study at an English-speaking university.


Many entries in our dictionaries include illustrations to help expand your vocabulary.

Usage Notes

In our dictionaries you will find many notes on various aspects of usage in English, including lots of information about synonyms, collocations and other vocabulary points.

Recent Additions to OALD

We will be adding new words to the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary regularly.

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