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English Dictionaries

Think Dictionaries. Think Oxford.

English Dictionaries

Think Dictionaries. Think Oxford.

Our range of dictionaries are specially written and designed for children aged 4 to 16

  • Oxford is the home of children's language
  • Oxford's Dictionaries are powered by a unique database, containing millions of words, which tracks and analyses the language children use today
  • Each dictionary and thesaurus contains tailored examples of words to a context that children can relate to, for example children 'buy' sweets, they don't 'buy' a house
  • Compiled by experts and rigorously tested in schools to meet the demands of the school curriculum
  • Free downloadable puzzles, activities, and word games available to encourage a love of words and language
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Dictionaries to support improvement in writing
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Oxford First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

Easy grammar, punctuation and spelling help for 5-7 year olds!

For ages 5-7

Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

The essential primary guide to grammar, punctuation, and spelling

For ages 7-11

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

How to Write Your Best Story Ever!

Awaken the author in every child with this inspiring book.

For ages 7-13

Dictionaries for primary school children
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Oxford First Dictionary

The perfect dictionary for infants 

For ages 5-7

Oxford First Thesaurus

The ideal companion to the First Dictionary

For ages 5-7

Junior Illustrated Dictionary

Full of clear definitions and fabulous illustrations

For ages 7-9

Junior Illustrated Thesaurus

Top tips and support for young creative writers

For ages 7-9

Primary Dictionary

The perfect dictionary for juniors

For ages 9-11

Primary Thesaurus

The ideal thesaurus to enrich children's language and writing

For ages 9-11

Oxford School Dictionary

School Dictionary

A superb reference book for use at home and in the classroom

For ages 10+

Oxford School Thesaurus

School Thesaurus

Ideal companion to the bestselling Oxford School Dictionary

For ages 10+

Dictionaries for secondary school students

Oxford School Dictionary

Great for getting started

For ages 10+

Oxford Mini School Dictionary

Oxford Mini School Dictionary

Mini and mighty

For ages 10+

Oxford English Dictionary for Schools

Oxford English Dictionary for Schools

The perfect all-rounder

For ages 11-16

Oxford Student's Dictionary

Oxford Student's Dictionary

GCSE, S1/2 and beyond

For ages 14+

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Support for English Dictionaries

Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl

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John Foster - wordplay

Word play (PDF)

Suitable for age 9+

OEDS Spelling

Spelling practice (PDF)

Suitable for age 11+

OETS Idioms

Idioms (PDF)

Suitable for age 11+

First Greek Words

Greek words (PDF)

Suitable for age 14+

Review

  • Review of the Oxford School Dictionary - “The new and improved range of vocabulary included is more in line with the expectations of the new curriculum. The teachers (particularly in upper Key Stage 2) view them as a valuable resource, the children use them to improve their writing or knowledge and understanding constantly. The children access them on an almost daily basis- they enjoy using the dictionaries to find out the meaning of unfamiliar words or to check their spellings. They particularly enjoy using a thesaurus to find alternative, more adventurous vocabulary to use in their writing.”

    Jennifer Dougherty, Teaching & Learning Manager of Maths, Year 5 Class Teacher, Westfield Community School, Wigan