Online dictionary with sentences
English Dictionary resources
Why Online dictionary with sentences?
When looking for meaning of words in any language, be it English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese or any other, it is quite helpful to see the word being in a sentence or even better in couple of sentences. It gives you an idea of how that word is actually used in that language.
After exhaustive research on the internet for the best online dictionaries with sentences this is what seems to be the list that can help you find meaning of the words with examples of their use in a sentence. I am going to provide you with each website’s name, description and my own idea about that website.
English Vocabulary Video - Lesson 1
Google Translate Search
Description: This is the awesomest of all! Give it a word or a phrase. Google will translate it for you and find examples of its usage on the internet. It combines Google’s ability to search billions of webpages with an online dictionary and provides you with a very effective Online dictionary with sentences.
It can help you translate from and to all these languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, , German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.
My idea: Probably the best tool on the internet for translation. This is 100% practical. We were translating a webpage to Russian and German, this was our time and money saver.
American English Slang Video - Lesson 1
This is the Oxford University Press official dictionary resource. There is a shop section where you can actually buy books and dictionaries. Under Education menu you can see many other useful English language learning websites and resources, such a:
1. Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students Online Resource Centre
2. Bilingual Dictionary Skills Resource Packs
3. Learning resources for the OED
4. Teaching Resources for UK schools
5. English as a Foreign Language
Under Press room you can read all the latest news and press releases relation to Oxford University Press Dictionary and Language Reference titles.
My own idea:
Well I actually found it really cool. It really provides you with all you need to learn a new word and use it properly in English language.
They have very nice free tips and tools under better writing, world of words, games, global English and foreign languages titles.
They actually have really interesting stuff like words of the year.
Videe Vocab - Business English Vocabulary
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Description: This is Cambridge Dictionaries Online website. Unlike the Oxford one it is pretty simple and straight forward. You just enter the word you want to know more about, the it gives you a list of possible variations, you choose the one that you want, and it gives you the word’s meaning and several examples of how it is used in real sentences.
Visit this link for Cambridge Dictionaries Online
My own idea: I found it easier to work with. It has less eye distractions so you can focus on what you want to learn not whole bunch of irrelevant stuff.
Learn English with Steve - Fast Grammer and Vocabulary
Description: This is a fantastic website if you are looking for extensive explanations. It provides you with general and specific definitions, idioms, synonyms, usage examples in sentences and quotes for each and every word.
My own idea: this would proabablyu the one I would use the most, if I were to learn new words in English on regular basis. It has a clean and clear cut website. Really neat and useful.
MSN Encarta Dictionary
Description: Microsoft’s online dictionary on MSN website. It is associated with Encarta so you can be sure of credibility of the meanings you are getting. Actually this one doesn’t have examples in sentences. What it does have is Word Suggestion which I think it is quite useful. If you don’t know the meaning of the word you probably don’t know its spelling neither! So just guess how it is spelled and try. Encarta will correct your guess.
My own idea: good if you need word suggestions, similar words and thesaurus.