Oxford Student's Dictionary

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Oxford Student's Dictionary

The complete intermediate- to advanced-level dictionary for learners of English

New Edition

Fourth Edition

Format: Paperback

Learn the most important words in English, including the words you need to study other subjects and prepare for international exams such as IELTS, TOEFL®, International GCSEs and Cambridge English: B1 Preliminary and B2 First.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-440614-7
  • Pages: 896
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138 mm

Updated with the latest vocabulary, NEW Writing and Speaking Tutor, and NEW Oxford 3000™ and Oxford 5000™ keywords, the Oxford Student's Dictionary helps students learn the most important words in English, including the words you need to study other subjects such as Art, Computing, Science, Geography, History, Literature, Maths, Music and Sport.

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  • Online Vocabulary Practice

Key features

  • Over 34,000 words, 13,000 phrases and 40,000 meanings in British and American English, with highlighted curricular words.
  • Over 8,000 curriculum words for subjects such as Art, Computing, Science, Geography, History, Literature, Maths, Music and Sport.
  • Over 1,000 NEW words and meanings (gene editing, gig economy, neurodiversity, permaculture, STEAM).
  • NEW Oxford 3000™ and Oxford 5000™ keywords graded by CEFR level.
  • NEW OPAL (Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon) teaches academic keywords.
  • NEW Writing Tutor helps you plan, write and review your own writing tasks, and prepare for writing exams.
  • NEW Speaking Tutor helps you prepare for speaking exams.
  • NEW online vocabulary practice including curricular videos and 360° Interactive Images.

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Build your vocabulary

Oxford Student's Dictionary shows intermediate-to advanced-level learners the most important words to learn in English.
  • Over 34,000 words, 13,000 phrases and 40,000 meanings in British and American English, with highlighted curricular words
  • Over 1,000 NEW words and meanings (gene editing, gig economy, neurodiversity, permaculture, STEAM)
  • NEW Oxford 3000™ keywords - revised, updated and graded by level
  • NEW Oxford 5000™ keywords - take your vocabulary to the next level
  • NEW OPAL (Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon) teaches academic keywords
  • NEW instant access to even more vocabulary practice online, including curricular videos and interactive 360-degree images, at www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/about/students
Broad curriculum coverage

Oxford Student's Dictionary ensures that students learn the most relevant words for studying a range of subjects through the medium of English.
  • Over 8,000 curriculum words for subjects such as Art, Computing, Science, Geography, History, Literature, Maths, Music and Sport
  • NEW 600 additional curriculum words, approved by experts
  • Subject-related images throughout the A-Z to illustrate words and meanings
Improve your English skills

Academic writing, speaking and study skills support helps learners plan, write and review their own writing and speaking tasks and prepare for international exams such as TOEFL®, IELTS, International GCSEs, Cambridge English: B1 Preliminary and B2 First.
  • NEW Oxford Student's Dictionary Writing Tutor helps you plan, write and review your own writing tasks, and prepare for writing exams
  • NEW Oxford Student's Dictionary Speaking Tutor helps you prepare for speaking exams

Word lists


The most important words to learn in English

How do you know which are the most important words to learn in English? The fully revised and up-to-date Oxford 3000™ word list provides essential core vocabulary for learners of English, graded by CEFR level. Every Oxford 3000 word in the dictionary is clearly marked with a key symbol and all the definitions in the Oxford Student's Dictionary are written using Oxford 3000 words. So if you learn and use the Oxford 3000 word list, you can look up and understand the definition of every word in the dictionary.

The Oxford 3000 is the core vocabulary you need up to B2 level (upper intermediate). Now with the Oxford 5000™, we've added an extra 2,000 words to take your vocabulary to a higher level (B2 to C1, or upper intermediate to advanced).

And if you are learning English for academic purposes, for example at college or university, the dictionary also highlights vocabulary from the OPAL wordlist - the Oxford Phrasal Academic Lexicon - to help you learn the essential vocabulary for academic writing and speaking.

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Online vocabulary practice

NEW instant access to even more vocabulary practice online.

Explore the world with 360° Interactive Images: Transport yourself to a real-world environment and put English into practice beyond the classroom, with different landscapes, geographical features and building interiors. Select the star icons in the images to focus on vocabulary. See the words and their definitions, listen to the pronunciation and follow the links to the dictionary entries.

Watch our videos to see common curricular topic areas explained in English.

System requirements

Internet connection required, please refer to www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/system-requirements