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LanGeek Picture Dictionary

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LanGeek Picture Dictionary
Available inEnglish
Current statusActive

The Langeek Picture Dictionary is an online educational resource designed to assist learners of American English. It provides a visual approach to vocabulary learning, featuring over 15,000 images accompanied by definitions, example sentences, synonyms, and more.


The Langeek Picture Dictionary was founded in November 2022 by the team behind Langeek as a side project. Recognizing the absence of a robust online picture dictionary, the Langeek team embarked on creating a resource that would cater to language learners with a visual learning preference, thereby facilitating an easier and more engaging way to learn English.

Initially, the dictionary was launched with approximately 2,000 images and entries. As the project gained traction and the audience expanded, more resources were allocated to its development. This growth allowed the dictionary to evolve into a comprehensive collection, now boasting over 15,000 images and tens of thousands of entries, each providing multiple definitions and meanings of words.[1]

In 2023, the Langeek Picture Dictionary received accolades from FluentU[2], being recognized as one of the best picture dictionaries available online. Since its inception, the dictionary has maintained a two-digit growth rate and continues to expand its audience, solidifying its position as a valuable tool for English language acquisition.

Content and Features[edit]

The Langeek Picture Dictionary aims to encompass a broad spectrum of words, offering users quick access to wordlists that are frequently sought after. These lists include categories such as animals, foods, types of clothing, and more, which are prominently featured on the dictionary’s homepage for user convenience.

User Interface[edit]

The user interface (UI) of the Langeek Picture Dictionary is designed with simplicity and ease of use as the foremost considerations. The layout is minimalistic and clean, with each section clearly tagged to accommodate the extensive information provided for each word. This meticulous organization ensures that language learners can effortlessly locate the information they need.

Screenshot of the Langeek Picture Dictionary homepage
Special Features[edit]

In addition to the visual representation of words, which is a distinctive feature among online dictionaries, the Langeek Picture Dictionary offers several unique functionalities:

  • Word Family Tree Diagrams: These diagrams illustrate the morphological relationships between words, helping users understand the connections within a word family.[3]
  • Real-World Examples: Users can view words used in real-life contexts, enhancing their understanding of usage.[3]
  • Lexical and Syntactic Analysis Tool: This feature allows users to dissect the lexical and syntactic structures of example sentences, providing deeper insights into English language mechanics.[3]

While the Langeek Picture Dictionary primarily supports English, it also provides translations in six other languages to aid learners. These include Spanish, French, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Italian. Plans are underway to introduce translations in an additional ten languages, further expanding the dictionary’s accessibility.

Updates and Maintenance[edit]

The dictionary is in a state of continuous expansion, with hundreds of new words and images being added monthly. A significant UI/UX update was recently implemented, which introduced quick access to multiple dictionary sections and streamlined the usage of examples, thereby enhancing the overall user experience.

Educational Impact[edit]

The Langeek Picture Dictionary is utilized globally by students, particularly those learning English as a second language. Its functionality allows educators to create and share custom wordlists, enabling teachers to tailor vocabulary lists to their classroom’s needs. This feature has proven especially beneficial for engaging students in an interactive and personalized learning experience.

Learning Outcomes[edit]

Research has consistently shown that visual learning aids can significantly enhance the language acquisition process. Studies indicate that incorporating visual elements into vocabulary learning can improve retention and comprehension. The use of images in conjunction with words helps learners to form stronger associations between the vocabulary and its meaning, facilitating a more effective and lasting learning experience. The Langeek Picture Dictionary, with its extensive image database and word family tree diagrams, aligns with these findings, offering a powerful tool for vocabulary development.[4][5]

Global Reach[edit]

The Langeek Picture Dictionary has a wide-reaching impact, with users from 180 different countries. The most prominent user bases are located in the United States, India, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Russia, and Ukraine, reflecting the dictionary’s global appeal and utility in diverse linguistic landscapes

External Links[edit]


  1. Picture Dictionary | Langeek help center (Link)
  2. The 8 Best English Picture Dictionaries in 2024 (Link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 the Best Online Picture Dictionary Available | Medium (Link)
  5. VISUAL INPUT ENHANCEMENT AND GRAMMAR LEARNING: A Meta-Analytic Review | Studies in Second Language Acquisition | Cambridge Core (Link)