Lexico.com is a new collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press (OUP) to help users worldwide with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford’s free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content.
As it’s powered by Oxford, the world language data experts, you can be sure you’re getting the most accurate and consise information.
You can find the correct spelling, useage and history of words and phrases. For example, rhinoceros come’s from Middle English, via Latin from the Greek meaning ‘nose horn’. You can also find out about the word of the year and a new word of the day each day.
The complete list of features at the time of writing is below:
- English Dictionary
- US Dictionary
- Spanish Dictionary
- English – Spanish Translator
- Spelling Tips
- Punctuation Tips
- Writing Tips
- Word Origins
- Language Questions
- Word Lists
The extensive blog and articles are filled with tips and informative posts about the varities of words we use and how to use them right.
Did you know?
- There are 2 words with 15 letters that don’t use the same letter more than once? Uncopyrightable and dermatoglyphics
- The longest word in the English dictionary has 45 letters – pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
- The term for a baby hedgehog is hoglet
- The fear of mirrors is called eisoptrophobia
- Cryptozoology is the search for and study of animals that haven’t been proven, such as the Loch Ness Monster
- The word barton is a noun for a farmyard but there is no record or history of the word peveril in the English dictionary