New 8th Edition
Oxford Advanced English Dictionary book cover

A S Hornby wrote the first OALD. Find out about The Man Who Made Dictionaries.

» About A S Hornby

'Students can easily find and understand the meaning of a word and aren't afraid of actually using a dictionary'

Celina Beatríz Beccaria, Teacher, Argentina

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary has sold over 35 million copies. It is the world's best-selling advanced learner's dictionary.

Now there are 8 new reasons to choose Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 8th edition.


Oxford iWriter on CD-ROM - an interactive tutor to plan, write and review different types of essays and presentations.

» Find out more
» View demonstration
» Joanna Turnbull, OALD 8 Managing Editor, talks about Oxford iWriter


Interactive whiteboard-friendly CD-ROM now with My Topics, Topic Vocabulary Banks, integrated Thesaurus, new activities and downloadable resources.

» Find out more
» View demonstration


32-page Oxford Writing Tutor with tips and guidance on tackling different types of writing

» Find out more


64-page colour Visual Vocabulary Builder with new illustrations, new photos, and new topics

» Suzanne Webb, OALD 8 editor, explains how the Visual Vocabulary Builder helps advanced level learners
» Find out more


Oxford 3000™plus shows students the most important words to know and their most important meanings

» Patrick Phillips, OALD editor, explains Oxford 3000™plus and how it expands learners' vocabulary
» Find out more


Topic Collocation boxes show the words that work together in the context of everyday and exam topics

» Find out more


Academic Word List marked

» Find out more

Choose it, Use it, Love it
shaping learning together