Last Update: 03/11/2018

Dictionary Definitions API

This part of the API is only accessed through one of our commercial accounts. You will need to upgrade from our free account to be able to use this. Our Dictionary Definition API will return the parts of speech and all pertaining definitions associated with the word you have requested.


Our API returns all calls in an XML format.


Additional Parameters

If you would like to specify the total number of definitions to be returned you can add [total=x]



Example Output

<?xml version="1.0"?>
        <def>of, relating to, or constituting a test</def>
        <def>subjected to, used for, or revealed by</def>
        <def>a movable hearth in a reverberating furnace, used for separating gold or silver from lead</def>
        <def>the shell or integument of some invertebrates and protozoans, especially the chalky shell of a foraminiferan or the tough outer layer of a tunicate</def>
        <def>a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, especially before it is taken into widespread use</def>
        <def>an external hard or firm covering (as a shell) of many invertebrates (as a foraminifer or a mollusk)</def>
        <def>a result or value determined by testing</def>
        <def>a positive result in such a test</def>
        <def>something (as a series of questions or exercises) for measuring the skill, knowledge, intelligence, capacities, or aptitudes of an individual or group</def>
        <def>a procedure, reaction, or reagent used to identify or characterize a substance or constituent</def>
        <def>a means of as</def>
        <def>an ordeal or oath required as proof of conformity with a set of beliefs</def>
        <def>a basis for evaluation</def>
        <def>a critical examination, observation, or evaluation</def>
        <def>the procedure of submitting a statement to such conditions or operations as will lead to its proof or disproof or to its acceptance or rejection</def>
        <def>take measures to check the quality, performance, or reliability of (something), especially before putting it into widespread use or practice:</def>
        <def>to apply a test as a means of analysis or diagnosis</def>
        <def>to be assigned a standing or evaluation on the basis of</def>
        <def>to undergo a test</def>
        <def>to require a doctrinal oath of</def>
        <def>to put to test or proof</def>

Tag Explinations

<entry> = Each word is seperated by the "entry" tag
<word> = The word in which you are checking
<data> = Each group of parts of Speech and associated definitions
<partOfSpeech> = The associated partOfSpeech
<definitions> = Results of all definitions
<def> = The associated definition

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