Oxford Dictionaries provides a , among many free options online.
However, if you are looking for an English dictionary that provides meaning and history of English words from past to present, you should use the . Present-day definition is included, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language. Meanings are ordered chronologically in the OED, according to when they were first recorded in English, so that senses with the earliest evidence of usage appear first and more recent senses appear further down the entry – like a ‘family tree’ for each word. Below is a direct search box:
If you are using American English, then Merriam-Webster Unabridged should be your dictionary of choice.
Definitions in this dictionary are enhanced with over 123,000 author quotations, and usage examples offer clear guidance and suggestions for words with confused or disputed usage.
WordReference provides that includes many languages.
Specifically, for Chinese-English or English-Chinese dictionaries, you can use:
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