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Complete vocabulary and grammar resource

LDOCE Online offers you free access to a range of Longman monolingual and bilingual dictionaries that are specifically designed for learners and teachers of English, and for people who need to use English as a second language at work. Our dictionaries have integrated thesaurus, collocations and important grammar information.

Interactive vocabulary and grammar exercises help you learn synonyms, collocations and idioms, as well as grammar at intermediate and advanced levels.

Longman English dictionaries

The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English – widely known as LDOCE – uses 2000 common words in the definitions to make understanding easy. The 9000 most important words to learn are highlighted with three red circles ●○○ and the most common meanings of a word are shown first. In addition, 88,000 example sentences are pronounced by British or American native speakers of English.

Meanings from The Longman Business English Dictionary are also included, along with example sentences based on authentic sources such as the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal.

Longman bilingual dictionaries

Longman bilingual dictionaries help learners of English quickly find accurate translations. Explanations in your own language help you to avoid common mistakes and understand the differences between similar words.

We hope you enjoy using LDOCE Online.

Browse all Longman dictionaries in the Pearson Longman catalogue.