Get word definitions

Usage : The basic syntax of a URL request to the API is shown below:

https://api.dictionaryapi.dev/api/v1/entries/<language_code>/<word>

As an example, to get definition of English word hello, you can send request to

https://api.dictionaryapi.dev/api/v1/entries/en/hello


  [
    {
      "word": "hello",
      "phonetic": [
        "həˈləʊ",
        "hɛˈləʊ"
      ],
      "meaning": {
        "exclamation": [
          {
            "definition": "used as a greeting or to begin a telephone conversation.",
            "example": "hello there, Katie!"
          }
        ],
        "noun": [
          {
            "definition": "an utterance of ‘hello’; a greeting.",
            "example": "she was getting polite nods and hellos from people"
          }
        ],
        "verb": [
          {
            "definition": "say or shout ‘hello’.",
            "example": "I pressed the phone button and helloed"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]





Language support


The API supports multiple language, you can query any language supported by sending its language code.

For example you can get definition of French word Bonjour by sending request to,

https://api.dictionaryapi.dev/api/v1/entries/fr/bonjour



  [
    {
      "word": "bonjour",
      "meaning": {
        "nom_masculin": [
          {
            "definition": "Souhait de bonne journée (adressé en arrivant, en rencontrant).",
            "synonyms": [
              "salut"
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]

A list of supported language codes can be found here for your reference:

Language Code Language
en English
hi Hindi
es Spanish
fr French
ja Japanese
ru Russian
de German
it Italian
ko Korean
pt-BR Brazilian Portuguese
zh-CN Chinese (Simplified)
ar Arabic
tr Turkish