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Macquarie Dictionary Online gives access to the complete Macquarie Dictionary Seventh Edition (published in 2017) with twice-annual updates of new words, along with its companion reference the Macquarie Thesaurus. Our online service offers fast and easy access to over 160,000 Australian words and definitions, encyclopedic entries, audio pronunciations for over 120,000 entries, etymologies, usage notes and more. The Macquarie Thesaurus has over 200,000 synonyms. This is the most comprehensive version of the Dictionary and Thesaurus available.

An individual subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary Online includes the following features:

  • Easy, comprehensive search

  • Extensive usage notes

  • Etymologies of words and phrases

  • Encyclopedic entries

  • Words and phrases from regional Australia

  • Extra resources including grammar and punctuation guides


Along with its companion reference the Macquarie Thesaurus, the Macquarie Dictionary Online is recommended for students (and adults) aged 15 and above. There is also the Student access option, which is recommended for students aged 10-15 years. Learn more about the Student access option here.

An individual subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online is $49.99, an individual subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary Online is $39.99 and an individual subscription to the Student Dictionary and Thesaurus Online is $44.99. Prices are inclusive of GST and individual subscriptions are for 12 months. 

If you would like temporary access to the dictionary and thesaurus, you can take out a free 30 day trial (for up to 50 searches) here.

Subscribe now or contact us for further information.