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Reference Sources on the Web ...selected by your librarians

Filipino Language Dictionaries


Tagalog Dictionary
http://www.tagalog-dictionary.com/
Designed primarily for learners of Filipino/ Tagalog language. It deals with general vocabulary of more than 1,000 words & phrases for quick access to meanings.

General Dictionaries


Merriam-Webster OnLine
http://www.m-w.com/
A free, searchable on-line dictionary and thesaurus, word games, a word of the day, and many other English language and vocabulary reference tools and resources.

Cambridge International Dictionaries
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
Free online dictionary from Cambridge University Press.

Dictionary.com
http://dictionary.reference.com/
Free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning resources for many languages.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
http://www.bartleby.com/61/
Online publication of the 4th edition. Featuring audio word pronunciations, illustrations.

dictionary.net
http://www.dictionary.net/
Comprehensive dictionary database of word and phrase definitions from 8 different sources.

Freesearch Dictionary
http://www.freesearch.co.uk/dictionary
A searchable and browsable British English dictionary from Cambridge University Press.

Macmillan English Dictionaries
http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/
Resource site for the Macmillan range of dictionaries.

Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English
http://nhd.heinle.com/home.aspx
Contains over 40,000 entries with simple, clear definitions, and even sample sentences and idioms.

Acronyms


Acronym Finder
http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Searchable database of 400,000+ acronyms and meanings covering common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.

Etymology


Online Etymology Dictionary
http://www.etymonline.com/
History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical terms.

Pronounciation


The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict
A machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.

Rhyming


Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
http://www.rhymezone.com/
Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus: rhymes, near rhymes, homophones synonyms, and semantic siblings of English words.

Word Central
http://www.wordcentral.com/
Student dictionary and rhyming dictionary online at Merriam-Webster's website.

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
http://www.writeexpress.com/online.html
Online dictionary for poetry and songwriting.

Sign Language


ASL Browser
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/aslweb/browser.htm
An online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where one can look up videos of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them. From Michigan State University. Uses Quicktime.

ASL Dictionary
http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/signs.htm
List of signs organized alphabetically and by corresponding lesson. From the Lifeprint Institute.

Symbols


Blissymbol Dictionary
http://www.symbols.net/blissymbolics/dictionary/
Comprehensive online dictionary of the Blissymbolics Language - used by linguistically disabled persons.

Byzant - Esoteric Symbols
http://www.byzant.com/symbols/
Discusses and illustrates a range of powerful and profound religious and esoteric symbols from both Western and Eastern traditions.

Dictionary of Symbolism
http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/
An online aid for exploring the meanings of symbols.

Symbols.com
http://www.symbols.com/
The world's largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols, ranging from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.

Foreign Language


Ultralingua Online Dictionary
http://www.ultralingua.net/
Searchable dictionary of the several languages, with standard, reverse and phonetic lookup. Also links to a range of other language resources.

Dictsearch
http://www.foreignword.com/Tools/dictsrch.htm
Search a variety of dictionaries including monolingual, bilingual, and specialty dictionaries.

Glossaries by Language
http://www.lai.com/glossaries.html
Directory of multilingual dictionaries and dictionaries on specific subjects, alphabetized by language.

On-Line Dictionaries
http://www.ets.ru/udict-e.htm
Online specialty dictionaries for English, Russian, German, Finnish and Latin.

Planet Translation
http://planettranslation.com/
Directory of dictionaries, including unilingual, multilingual, and topical resources.

Specialized Subject Dictionaries


Skeptic's Dictionary
http://skepdic.com/
Skeptical definitions and essays on occult, paranormal, supernatural and pseudoscientific ideas and practices with references to the best skeptical literature.

Dream Dictionary
http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dream
The Dream Dictionary helps interpret dreams by providing detailed explanations of various dream subjects.

Computer Dictionary
http://www.hyperdictionary.com/computer
- The Computer Dictionary is based on the FOLDOC dictionary by Denis Howe. It consists of almost 14 thousand computer-related terms.

Thesauri


Roget's Thesaurus

http://www.thesaurus.com/Roget-Alpha-Index.html

More Dictionaries on the Web


OneLook Dictionaries
http://www.onelook.com/
Look up a word or term in a frequently updated database of words, terms, names, and acronyms.

A-Z-Dictionaries
http://a-z-dictionaries.com/
Descriptions and links to free online dictionaries, the Merriam-Webster dictionary, electronic dictionary products, dictionary downloads and software and ideas for saving money.

DICT Development Group
http://www.dict.org/
A WWW interface to several freely available on-line dictionaries, including Webster's 1913, the Jargon File, the US Gazetteer, and Easton's Bible Dictionary.

Dictionary Link
http://www.dictionarylink.com/
A directory of free online language resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses, language translators, and encyclopedias.

The Glossarist
http://www.glossarist.com/
Searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries containing terms and definitions on hundreds of subjects.

Lexicool
http://www.lexicool.com/
Searchable directory of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.

The Newbury House Online Dictionary
http://nhd.heinle.com/
Search over 40,000 entries to get clear concise definitions and when available related pictures.

Word Assault
http://www.wordassault.com/
Looks up multiple words simultaneously using several databases including Webster's, Easton's, Wordnet, and the Devil's Dictionary.

 

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