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Dictionaries and Thesauri

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

Filipino Language Dictionaries

Tagalog Dictionary
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
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
Free online dictionary from Cambridge University Press.
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
Online publication of the 4th edition. Featuring audio word pronunciations, illustrations.
Comprehensive dictionary database of word and phrase definitions from 8 different sources.

Freesearch Dictionary
A searchable and browsable British English dictionary from Cambridge University Press.

Macmillan English Dictionaries
Resource site for the Macmillan range of dictionaries.

Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English
Contains over 40,000 entries with simple, clear definitions, and even sample sentences and idioms.


Acronym Finder
Searchable database of 400,000+ acronyms and meanings covering common acronyms, computers, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms.


Online Etymology Dictionary
History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang and technical terms.


The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
A machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.


Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus: rhymes, near rhymes, homophones synonyms, and semantic siblings of English words.

Word Central
Student dictionary and rhyming dictionary online at Merriam-Webster's website.

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
Online dictionary for poetry and songwriting.

Sign Language

ASL Browser
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
List of signs organized alphabetically and by corresponding lesson. From the Lifeprint Institute.


Blissymbol Dictionary
Comprehensive online dictionary of the Blissymbolics Language - used by linguistically disabled persons.

Byzant - Esoteric Symbols
Discusses and illustrates a range of powerful and profound religious and esoteric symbols from both Western and Eastern traditions.

Dictionary of Symbolism
An online aid for exploring the meanings of symbols.
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
Searchable dictionary of the several languages, with standard, reverse and phonetic lookup. Also links to a range of other language resources.

Search a variety of dictionaries including monolingual, bilingual, and specialty dictionaries.

Glossaries by Language
Directory of multilingual dictionaries and dictionaries on specific subjects, alphabetized by language.

On-Line Dictionaries
Online specialty dictionaries for English, Russian, German, Finnish and Latin.

Planet Translation
Directory of dictionaries, including unilingual, multilingual, and topical resources.

Specialized Subject Dictionaries

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

Dream Dictionary
The Dream Dictionary helps interpret dreams by providing detailed explanations of various dream subjects.

Computer Dictionary
- The Computer Dictionary is based on the FOLDOC dictionary by Denis Howe. It consists of almost 14 thousand computer-related terms.


Roget's Thesaurus

More Dictionaries on the Web

OneLook Dictionaries
Look up a word or term in a frequently updated database of words, terms, names, and acronyms.

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
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
A directory of free online language resources such as dictionaries, thesauruses, language translators, and encyclopedias.

The Glossarist
Searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries containing terms and definitions on hundreds of subjects.

Searchable directory of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.

The Newbury House Online Dictionary
Search over 40,000 entries to get clear concise definitions and when available related pictures.

Word Assault
Looks up multiple words simultaneously using several databases including Webster's, Easton's, Wordnet, and the Devil's Dictionary.


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