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Downloadable Oxford English Dictionary for Windows

The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the best-known and most trusted English-language dictionaries. This Shorter Oxford English Dictionary contains about a third of the content of the 20-volume full dictionary, and covers vocabulary from Shakespearean times to the present.


  • Up-to-date 6th edition includes thousands of new, modern terms
  • 'fuzzy' search option if you are unclear on spelling
  • Example sentences to make the meaning of words clearer
  • Favourites tool allows you to compile word lists


  • Long download time
  • Other dictionaries cost a fraction
  • Space-hungry
  • Cannot be updated

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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 6 ed. for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V 9.1.363
  • 4.3
  • (12)
  • Security Status

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