Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary: Definitions & Meanings

Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

The ideal dictionary for intermediate learners of English

Select "Learner’s Dictionary" from the list of dictionaries at the top of any page on Cambridge Dictionaries Online to search this dictionary.

Favourite Entries

Key Features

Clear definitions written in simple English

Over 25,000 examples show how words work in typical contexts

Specifically aimed at elementary to intermediate learners of English, CEF levels A2-B2

Guidewords take you to the exact meaning you are looking for

Based on the 1.5 bn word Cambridge English Corpus

Hear the words spoken online with thousands of British English and American English recordings

Also available as a book

Get the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary from Cambridge ELT

  • Over 1,000 Word Partner boxes give you the collocations that will make your English sound fluent and natural.
  • Thesaurus boxes help you to learn all the different words with the same meaning.
  • Learner error notes based on information from the Cambridge Learner Corpus.
  • Hundreds of illustrations plus colour pages for when a picture helps more than a written definition.
  • Extra Help pages give additional information about specific areas of language and grammar, including a focus on spoken English, plus exercises for you to test yourself on your progress

Other dictionaries

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More