Macquarie Dictionary


Schools and Universities

Macquarie Dictionary Online is the most comprehensive version of the Dictionary and Thesaurus available. With twice annual updates, 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 Macquarie Thesaurus has over 200,000 synonyms. We offer 12-month subscriptions to both the Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Dictionary only. Universities can access the regular Dictionary and Thesaurus, designed for students and adults 15 years and above. Schools can choose between the regular Dictionary and Thesaurus or the Student Dictionary and Thesaurus.

The Macquarie Dictionary and Dictionary and Thesaurus subscriptions are designed for students and adults 15 years and above. The Student Dictionary and Thesaurus subscription is recommended for students aged 10 to 15 years. For more information on the Student Dictionary and Thesaurus, please click here.

Features of the Macquarie Dictionary Online include:

  • easy, interactive searching of over 170,000 entries and more than 200,000 synonyms

  • twice-yearly updates of new words, phrases and meanings

  • more than 23,000 encyclopedic entries

  • more than 45,000 etymologies (word histories)

  • more than 500 images embedded within their respective entries

  • more than 25,000 audio pronunciations for headwords

  • words and phrases from regional Australia, many gathered from the Australian Word Map

  • illustrative material from Ozcorp, Macquarie’s database of Australian writing

  • Grammar and punctuation guides

Macquarie Dictionary Online school and university subscription features include:

  • 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 school or university. We are also able to set up school/university-wide trials. Subscribe now, or contact us for further information.