Macquarie Dictionary



Macquarie Dictionary Online is the most comprehensive version of the Dictionary and Thesaurus available. With twice-annual updates of new words, our online service offers fast and easy access to over 160,000 Australian words and definitions, encyclopedic entries, and audio pronunciations for over 120,000 entries, etymologies, usage notes and more. The companion Macquarie Thesaurus has over 200,000 synonyms.

We offer 12-month subscriptions to both the Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Dictionary only. Business subscriptions are available for corporations, government departments, public libraries, academic libraries, school libraries and other organisations.

Features of the Macquarie Dictionary Online include:

  • Easy, comprehensive search

  • Extensive usage notes

  • Etymologies of words and phrases

  • Encyclopedic entries

  • Words and phrases from regional Australia

  • Grammar and Punctuation guides

Macquarie Dictionary Online business subscription features include:

Our pricing for an individual subscription is:

  • IP access

  • Single sign-on access

  • Administrative management of the subscription through My Account, where renewal, invoicing, contact details and access can be managed online with ease.

  • Support available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm (AEST), excluding Australian public holidays.

Subscription rates apply according to the size of the organisation or institution.