Famous English dictionary by Collins is now avaliable online. The new beta website is designed to facilitate your referencing needs. Updates are on the way to expand the range of definitions and translated languages.


Collins English Dictionary is the first dictionary to publish their contents online. Previously available with a major publisher, the beta website allows user to search for words to match some 120,000 entries available for free, including a list of possible leads for misspelled words. It supports translations to French, German and Spanish, available via the tabs above the entry field. With an expanding range of the word definitions, the online dictionary will be adding another 100,000 entries by March, along with translations to 35 different languages. For a year and a half, the Scotland-based team had been preparing the online publication. Head of digital at HarperCollins, Alex Brown, said: “We’ve brought together the web designers’ creativity with our own experience of language and how it’s used to create a really nice, user friendly but sharply designed website.”

Source: Tech Watch