Is there a free dictionary in one text file or in a database format that I can download please? Many thanks.

  • Excellent question, but it is considered off-topic for the main site. This should be migrated to meta.
    – Mitch
    Jan 8, 2019 at 17:11
  • Do you want the definitions, pronunciation, etc, or is just a word list OK?
    – Mitch
    Jan 8, 2019 at 17:12
  • Simple definition would be great. Jan 8, 2019 at 17:21
  • See a stackoverflow question. Also, see WordNet.
    – Mitch
    Jan 8, 2019 at 17:34
  • Many thanks, just what I was looking for. I don't know how to close the topic, sorry. Jan 8, 2019 at 17:37

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I personally use DictionaryForMIDS. It's excellent. If you use android, it is available on Google Play.

  • Never heard before, thanks. Jan 8, 2019 at 19:14
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    I think the OP wants to have a file of words and definitions so they can write their own software using it. They're not looking for a dictionary app.
    – Mitch
    Jan 8, 2019 at 21:12

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