Dictionaries are considered the treasure of today’s world. Dictionaries not only help cultures understand each other better, can communicate with each other, but also help resolve many global geopolitical conflicts. The creators of dictionaries are the masters of languages. During the development process, today the human language dictionary has almost covered all human languages around the world.
Top current most prestigious English dictionaries (updated as of 15 November 2021)
#1. Collins Dictionary
- Creator: William Collins
- Number of available languages: 9
With a history of nearly 200 years, Collins remains the pioneer dictionary publisher today. The Collins Dictionary is easy to use and up to date, and benefit from extensive language study using the Collins Corpus. Regularly updated and containing more than 4.5 billion words, this living language resource helps Collins track and monitor language change, allowing us to identify new words, phrases, and meanings that emerge every day. .
Collinsdictionary.com was launched in 2007 with an English Dictionary. Collins currently offers dictionaries for English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Chinese, and Hindi.
#2. Cambridge Dictionary
- Website: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/
- Creator: University of Cambridge
- Number of available languages: 22
A product of the University of Cambridge (UK), Cambridge Dictionary is quite popular with English learners as well as professional researchers in Vietnam. Cambridge Dictionary currently provides lookup from English into 22 different global languages including Vietnamese.
Cambridge University Press has been publishing dictionaries for English learners since 1995. Cambridge Dictionaries Online started making these dictionaries completely free in 1999 – and Cambridge Dictionary continues to grow today.