Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th edition for Windows

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Xavier Slim
Xavier SlimUpdated 4 years ago

A comprehensive digital dictionary for advanced learners

There is no denying that English has become one of the most used languages in the world. It is used for everything from business and law to art and science. It is also not uncommon to find people of different nationalities conversing and communicating with each other through the English language. It is no surprise that non-English speakers are clamoring to learn the language. Knowing English does provide a great advantage to individuals in the global scene, after all. One of the most important resources when learning English is a dictionary, and the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is a great digital dictionary specifically geared for learners.

Benefits of a Digital Dictionary

Oxford is known for their great and comprehensive dictionaries. However, buying those massive hard copy dictionaries just aren’t practical anymore. They’re heavy, take up so much space, and browsing them is difficult. Being a digital dictionary, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary eliminates most of these problems. Searching for words is easier since all you need to do is to type the word and hit search. The dictionary contains over 180,000 words and phrases, all of which can be easily accessed by searching. 

One very important feature in this Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is ability to listen to the pronunciation of words. The dictionary has thousands of audio files with real voices so that users will know the pronunciation of a word accurately. 

Geared Towards Learners

Learning a new language can be a daunting experience. The dictionaries of old were helpful for learning the meanings of words, but they don’t have features that are specifically geared towards learners. In contrast, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary have additional features that will make learning English easier. One such feature is the 3000 keyword entries feature. This feature allows users to learn the 3000 most important words in the English. The dictionary also has over 1000 illustrations so that users can visualize certain words easily. 

Worth the Price?

One thing that could be a cause for concern for most people is the price of this software. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is not free and it is not cheap. However, the software is very comprehensive. As mentioned previously, there are over 180,000 words in the dictionary. In addition to that, the dictionary has verb forms. Information about English culture, word origins, and more. The power of the software does consume a lot of resources, however. The installation file is very large in size, and it also requires a more advanced machine to work. 

Great But Not Without Its Flaws

Being a staple in the dictionary publishing business, you can be sure that anything Oxford puts out is comprehensive and high-quality. Unsurprisingly, the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary maintains that high-quality with flying colors. However, keep in mind the resources and capabilities of your machine before buying this dictionary. That said, there is no doubt that in terms of quality, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


  • Comprehensive list of words
  • Includes audio pronunciations
  • Contains illustrations
  • Learner-centric


  • Expensive
  • Resource heavy
  • The interface cannot be customized
  • Takes too long to install

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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th edition for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 4.2
  • (158)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 8th edition

  • Karma Dee

    by Karma Dee

    useful at any point of time.
    very useful and helpful not only to school learners but we often have to use it either for grammatical correction, spelling check up and meaning of the particular word or words


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