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Lexico.com is a new collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press (OUP) to help users worldwide with everyday language challenges. Lexico is powered by Oxford’s free English and Spanish dictionaries and features multi-language dictionary, thesaurus, and translation content.

Lexico.com es una colaboración entre Dictionary.com y Oxford University Press para ayudar usuarios en todo el mundo con retos de idioma de cada día. Lexico.com presenta contenido gratuito basado en los diccionarios y los tesauros de inglés y espa?ol Oxford, más contenido de gramática, uso de palabras y ortografía.

This partnership is exciting but may lead to a few questions, so please look through our frequently asked questions below for some answers:

1. Are there still Oxford sites?

There are many Oxford sites that are still active, but the free English and Spanish content is now exclusively available through Lexico.

2. I had an account with Oxford, can I still access it?

Your pre-existing account will not be deleted. Your account data will not be shared with Lexico.

3. Are there different definitions of words in UK and US English?

Both dictionaries share similar entries and definitions, but there can be differences in terms of pronunciation and spelling; as well as region-specific words and phrases. Some terms have additional definitions in either UK or US English. In addition, you’ll often find different example phrases for each dictionary.

4. How can I switch between UK and US dictionaries?

When performing a search, toggle the dictionary selector to the left of the search box (or underneath, if you’re on mobile). Here you’ll be able to select between US and UK English; as well as searching our grammar articles or the thesaurus. The selector will remember your preference for subsequent searches.

5. Is the dictionary content the same? Who writes the definitions?

All definitions and translations are written by Oxford lexicographers. You can read how dictionary content is created by visiting Oxford University Press.

6. Where are my Word of the Day emails?

The previous Word of the Day subscriber list was not transferred over to Lexico, unfortunately. At this time there are no plans to renew the Word of the Day email. But you can find our Word of the Day listed on our Spanish homepage/Lexico.com/es.


For any other specific questions or issues, please  see our "Contact Us" page. We are happy to assist and respond.