STANDS4 Web Services:

Dictionary Definitions API

The Dictionary Definitions API from STANDS4 enables you to get dictionary defnitions information for a given word.

Request URL:

Request parameters:

Parameter Value Required Default Description
uid string Y  

Your API user id

tokenid string Y  

Your valid developer token id

word string Y  

The word you would like to get dictionary definitions for

Sample request URL:

Response elements:

Element Description

Contains all of the query responses


Contains each individual response


The term this result is referring to


A definition for the specific sense


adj, verb etc


Usage example for the word

Sample response:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <term>consistent, uniform</term>
        <definition>the same throughout in structure or composition</definition>
        <example>bituminous coal is often treated as a consistent and homogeneous product</example>

Example use case:

Apture, Inc are using the API to provide users with instant dictionary definition on websites such as the Financial Times, The Nation and Readers Digest using their integrated search technology.

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