If you are not a native English speaker(like me) and want to learning or improving your English, then these online become more useful to you.

1. Forvo

forvo  Forvo is the largest pronunciation guide in the world. One thing  of this which become different from other, have pronunciations of words recorded by “ordinary” people,and each recording has votes on whether others think it is good or correct.You can also help others by recording your pronunciations in your own language.

2. Wordnik

wordnik  Wordnik is a web based dictionary that uses words and  definitions that are in "traditional" dictionaries and ones that have not made it there yet. Wordnik is based on the principle that people learn words best by seeing them in context

3. Cambridge Dictionaries Online 

  It has different levels of definitions from  basic or beginner  to Advanced learner's.”New Words”, Section of this site, which keeps you up to date with those words and meanings that are just starting to be used in English.

4. The Corpus of Contemporary American English

This is a great tool for finding out how words are actually used in different registers of English, ranging from informal spoken English to formal academic written English. It is also useful for researching collocates—which words frequently go with other words.
It have 425 million word corpus of American English, 1990-2011. Compare to the BNC and ANC. Large, balanced, up-to-date, and freely-available online.

5. Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded  as the accepted authority on the English language.When you look up a word, it provides a comprehensive account of use, history, synonyms, etc. It have 600,000 words, 3 million quotations and over 1000 years of English

6. Wiktionary
It's great for a lot more than just definitions. It's usually the first place I go for looking up etymologies, pronunciations, sample quotations, synonyms, antonyms and translations  of words. Wiktionary is a wiki, which means that you can edit it

7. OneLook

  OneLook is a search engine for words and phrases.
Million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine. If you are looking for a word to express a given meaning, this is the place to go.

Some other useful websites/tools:

Acronym finder
Urban Dictionary
Language Log
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