I would like to have a dictionary for my website where the user can easily fill in a word or better yet right click a word and get the definition right there on the page or something along those lines.

Are there any Dictionary API's out there that I can incorporate to my site? I have looked and cannot find anything.

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ProgrammableWeb tracks web APIs & it shows a useful list when you search with the keyword "dictionary"

FOLDOC.org & WordNet from Princeton University provide their dictionary database for free. Customizing the database will require some programming.

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    I think Wordnik specifically from that list is trying to grow quite a bit and uses modern techniques. It certainly has an API that could be integrated. Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 17:59

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