Dictionaries are very important for anyone communicating in English. Even if your verbal repertoire is bigger than a native speaker, you might require help from a dictionary for usage and accurate meaning for the words you intend to use. In this post, I am going to mention some of the best offline dictionaries available.
This is one of the best dictionaries we have ever seen. The interface should be very familiar even for 1st timers and the X-Ref feature lets you do some reference work if you’ve got an encyclopaedia installed alternatively, you may refer to Wikipedia for more information. It’s a lot better than many of the paid dictionaries available and I believe it’s a must have software for everyone with a computer.
Price: Free | Download WordWeb
MDict is a free offline dictionary for Macintosh. Most of the online reviews on this one are positive; I haven’t been able to test it since I don’t use a mac. If it worked well for you, let us know in the comment thread below.
Price: Free | Download MDict
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Oxford’s dictionaries are known for their legacy and accuracy. Oxford is the now the global standard for dictionaries. The OED Second Edition for Windows hasn’t changed much from its previous version (the one I use). You get a free license to this dictionary if you are buying a paperback version from Oxford otherwise; all you get is a 10-day-trial version.
Price: Free-to-try (10 Day Trial Included) | Download OED
Apart from the ones I have mentioned above, there are many dictionaries such as Collins, Merriam Webster etc. I feel that if you have got a Windows PC, WordWeb should do the trick.
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