COBUILD Advanced American/Chinese Dictionary

COBUILD Advanced American/Chinese Dictionary

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来自“活生生的英语” 划时代的英英辞典

"柯林斯 COBUILD 高级英汉双解词典"第二版”内置有由英国 HarperCollins 公司出版的英英辞典《Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary of American English, English/Chinese 》,是最适合英语学习者的电子辞典应用程序。





(四)创新地使用菱形符号樯注词频信息,令基础和重点词汇一目了然。作为一本学习型词典,例证丰富是本词典的一大特色。62000余例证直接出自世界知名英语语料库the Bank of English,所涉领域极其广泛,反映现代生活的方方面面,让读者在阅读使用过程中身临其实的语境,领略地道的英语。

What is “COBUILD”?

“COBUILD” is an acronym for “Collins Birmingham University International Language Database” and is the name of a collaborative research project between the famous British dictionary publisher Collins and Birmingham University.

It is an epoch-making monolingual dictionary of “living English” that uses the huge database accumulated in the corpus ― The Bank of English™.

It was also the world's first dictionary to be based on a corpus and has been widely loved by English learners around the world for more than 20 years.

Features and functions

  • Search within entries, idioms, examples
  • Customize search options (starts/ends with, appears in idioms/examples)
  • Fast pattern-match search (*, ?, vowel, consonant and group of letters) for crossword solving
  • Pronunciation audio available offline (all headwords by UK and US speakers)
  • “Jump” feature – touch any word anywhere in the dictionary to go to the definition
  • Search text within entry
  • Bookmark and history functions
  • Syncing bookmarks and history with iCloud
  • Clipboard search
  • VoiceOver read outs dictionary contents


GenreEnglish learner’s dictionary for Chinese
Update dateMarch 4, 2019
Release dateDecember 27, 2016
TitleCollins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary of English, English/Chinese
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
Headword count23,000
Definition count39,000
Audio count17,000