Top 10 Best Online Dictionaries on the internet- Wartalaap 

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Online Dictionaries are very trending nowadays. This is because they have many features in themselves. You can read these dictionaries any time at your comfort level. Since these are online, there is no need to carry anything anywhere. Besides this, it includes translations too, so if you want translations of  any word, then you can check that too. But the problem is how to find the best online dictionary which can help in your work. So let us know about some of the best Online dictionaries along with its features, pros and cons. 

1.Online Dictionaries- Google Dictionary

Features

Since it is presented by Google, it is one of the branded dictionaries. It contains relevant meanings of words. Different Related phrases for words are available here. You can find correct Audio and voice pronunciation for words. There are translations of various languages. Also, it contains related antonyms, word origin.

Setbacks

  • It doesn’t have the meaning of old words.
  • This is much expensive than other dictionaries
  • It may happen that word translations are not correct 

2.Online Dictionaries: Oxford Dictionary

Features

It is no doubt an ideal, trusted and old dictionary to be used. You can find the meanings of both American and British English words. Contains features like synonyms, antonyms and related phrases. It contains useful meanings which can be helpful for your professional use. Besides this, Its vocabulary is very relevant and useful. You will also find audio and video pronunciation features in this dictionary.

Setbacks

  • It sometimes may not contain relevant meanings.
  • This dictionary contains many difficult and complex meanings.

3.Online Dictionaries- Wiktionary

Features

It is a dictionary which is available in various languages. This contains various related definitions, descriptions for the related words. Besides containing meanings of words, it has many other features which are not available in other dictionaries. 

These features include language statistics and rhyming words for the related words. It also contains related phrases, thesaurus and appendix for words. Also it is a free content dictionary. 

Setbacks 

It is editable by anyone so it is one of its setbacks. Besides this, due to its editable feature it sometimes doubt occurs related to its accuracy. 

4.Free dictionary

Features

One of the special features of this dictionary is that you can search word meanings using simple characters of a word. That means whenever you type a character, different choices of the word will come from which you can choose a word for which you require meaning. 

Besides this, it contains translations of words in various languages. You can even have a separate homepage where you can add your desired words and their meanings in that page. Meanings of words specific to a field are also available there in this dictionary. It also contains voice pronunciations, thesaurus, synonyms and antonyms of the given words.

Setbacks

There are no such setbacks for this dictionary.

5.Online Dictionaries- Cambridge Dictionary Online

Features

It is yet another best online dictionary among various other dictionaries. This dictionary is of the well known University named Cambridge university. It contains definitions, apt meanings, translations and word pronunciations. This dictionary has the capability to support various languages. 

Besides this, the interesting feature of this dictionary is that it is a combination of 4 physical dictionaries. These include the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. So from this you can judge how accurate and trustable this dictionary would be. 

Setbacks

But this Combination of 4 physical dictionaries can be a major setback also. This is because it contains so much information that sometimes we find it unable to search for something which is simple in terms. 

6.Urban dictionary

Features

Next in the list of online dictionaries is Urban dictionary. Though it is a dictionary, it is something which no dictionary offers. It will provide you with the meaning of slang words i.e. which are mostly street language words. Yes it is shocking to note it but it is reality. 

You will find meanings, synonyms and translations of all slang words using this dictionary. That would be good since you will find something which is not available in other dictionaries. But the fact is that if you are from an academic field, then you should try any other dictionary. Because this dictionary will not serve your purpose. 

Setbacks

Since it contains only slang words and not any general words which are useful to a specific field. So it is a major setback because you need to search for another dictionary. Also where slang words are concerned, you will also find every slang word which you want to check.

7.Online Dictionaries- Dictionary.com

Features 

Dicitonary.com is another online dictionary in the list of best online dictionaries. It is considered to be the best mobile app which you can have. Like other dictionaries, it also provides you with appropriate meanings, translations and pronunciations. Besides this, it would provide you the origin of your word search. It is also one of the oldest online dictionaries like Cambridge dictionary online. You can find the meaning of any type of word you wish to search for. These words can be related to any specific field. 

Setbacks

It is being observed by various users that it doesn’t work that properly. This is just because of its connection with Ask.com. So it can be considered a setback.

8.Online Dictionaries: Merriam- Webster Online 

Features

If you are searching for an online dictionary with all the features, then you must try this dictionary. It has all the features which an online dictionary should have. You will find accurate meanings of words, related phrases, word pronunciations and thesaurus. Besides, you will also find translations of words in different languages. Another amazing feature of this dictionary is that you will also find a website of this dictionary. 

Setbacks

There are no such setbacks for this dictionary. 

9.Online Dictionaries- One look

Features

It is not a particular type of dictionary.  Instead it is a search engine which searches meanings of your words from various available dictionaries. It finds the meaning of the word from almost 1000 above online dictionaries. So you can easily guess the accuracy of the meaning of the words. Besides word meanings, it also searches for synonyms, antonyms, pronunciations and word translations. 

Setbacks

There are no such setbacks for this dictionary. 

10.Online Dictionaries- Netlingo

Features

It is another dictionary just like Urban dictionary but with some different features. Like Urban dictionary spells out slang words. Just like that, this dictionary will provide you with the meanings of internet acronyms. That means words you will usually use in your chats or commonly used on social media. 

Though it can’t be considered as a perfect dictionary, there is something different which you can search for. It will help you to interact in social media and know about the meaning of words people commonly use to interact with people. 

Setbacks

Since this can’t be used as a general dictionary. So it can be considered a setback for this dictionary. You are required to find some other online dictionaries to serve your purpose. 

Online Dictionaries- Conclusion

Now I have discussed all the features and setbacks of different online dictionaries. So I just hope it will help to choose best online dictionaries from above. 

 

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