Google Dictionary Switches from Collins to Oxford
Posted on August 31, 2010
Google Operating System reports that Google Dictionary has switched its dictionary provider. Google Dictionary had been using the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Now they are using the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. The definitions from the Oxford dictionary are written in a more traditional dictionary style. It sounds like it was a smart move.
Update: The Google Dictionary website is no longer available. It was officially terminated on August 5, 2011. You can now get a definition by using the search bar. Use "define:" to get the meaning for a word. For example, entering "define: surfing" on the Google search bar will return the meaning of the word surfing.