Longman dictionaries

Our learner dictionaries feature commonly used words to make understanding easy, whatever your level. They help you learn vocabulary and understand words in context, to improve your communication skills. Our dictionaries help you develop natural English with definitions and whole, authentic English sentences.

What makes Longman dictionaries better?

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Efficient meaning search

Allows users to find meanings with a focus on common usage, and makes the search efficient and effective.

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Precise and versatile

The swift, clear and adaptable definitions cater to learners at every level of proficiency.

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Academic and situational insights

Includes academic and situation-specific meanings with accessible word labels for greater clarity.

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Complete language learning

Offers authentic examples, synonyms and grammar support for holistic language development.

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