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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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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