It took me ages to write it, but here it is. Probably the only (and certainly the best) comparative review of dictionaries for English learners on the Web. I’ve tested the following dictionaries:
- Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
- Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary (5th edition)
- Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary (6th edition)
- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (5th edition, 2009)
- Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary
Which dictionaries are best for serious English learners? Read the review to find out.
Sep 3: Updated review and scores based on the patch that Longman has published for the LDOCE.