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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 companion Macquarie Thesaurus has over 200,000 synonyms.

We offer 12-month subscriptions to both the Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Dictionary only. Institutional 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


A subscription to the Macquarie Dictionary Online for businesses and institutions includes the following:


  • Access options ranging from IP access to a Shared Login

  • Tips and promotional material to assist in raising awareness of the subscription found on our resources page

  • Independent management of the subscription available through My Account, where contact details, billing information and purchase order details are 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. 

Subscribe now, or contact us for further information.