What are some alternatives?
When comparing Dictionary.com and Google, you can also consider the following products
GoldenDict - The program has the following features: Use of WebKit for an accurate articles' representation, complete with all formatting, colors, images and links.
DuckDuckGo - The Internet privacy company that empowers you to seamlessly take control of your personal information online, without any tradeoffs.
Lingoes - Lingoes is an easy and intuitive dictionary and text translation software.
StartPage - Startpage search engine, the new private way to search Google. Protect your Privacy with Startpage!
Wiktionary - Open Source wiki-dictionary by the Wikimedia foundation
Bing - Bing helps you turn information into action, making it faster and easier to go from searching to doing.