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dictionary: A book dealing with the words of a language, so as to set out their orthography, pronunciation, signification, and use, their synonyms, derivation, and history, or at least some of these... The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

English Dictionaries

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language : The unabridged American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. Examples of use, usage notes, etymologies and pronunciation.
scope: over 90,000 entries; American
publisher: Bartleby.com

Cambridge Dictionaries Online : Search the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs.
scope: unknown
publisher: Cambridge University Press

Dictionary.com : Includes computer and internet terms, acronyms and abbreviations, US cities and zip codes.
scope: 600,000 entries; American
publisher: Lexico LLC.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary : Part of the WWWebster Dictionary and Thesaurus site. The dictionary is based on Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition. It includes the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections, plus 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables. Includes an audio feature.
scope: unknown; American
publisher: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

OneLook Dictionaries : Search and compare definitions from 626 dictionaries and glossaries.
scope: Portal, 3,922,099 words in 740 dictionaries; English
publisher: OneLook Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionary of Current English : via xrefer. Complete contents of the Pocket Oxford Dictionary of Current English. The same search function includes other reference books from print publishers.
scope: Over 65,000 entries; international
publisher: Oxford University Press

WebSter's Dictionary 2.0 HTML : A spell checker for HTML documents (HTML markup is ignored), using a number of dictionaries. Based on Ispell, a Free Software Foundation/GNU program.
scope: unknown
publisher: Patrick J. Hennessey

your dictionary.com : Previously A Web of On-line Dictionaries. A comprehensive portal for dictionaries (including foreign language, multilingual and translating sources), glossaries, thesauri, grammars and vocabulary aids.
scope: Portal; world languages
publisher: yourdictionary.com

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronym Finder : Acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms. Includes reverse lookup, keyword search, and a facility to generate acronyms.
scope: more than 151,000 entries
publisher: Mountain Data Systems

BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms : Abbreviations and acronyms, country domain names, time zones with GMT offsets, and filename extensions. Regular revisions three times a year, all entries verified.
scope: more than 500 entries
publisher: Irving & Richard Kind

Explain 3: the Ultimate Acronym Search Engine : Originally developed at the Centre for Health Informatics, and now in its third edition. A large multidisciplinary database.
scope: 37,000 entries
publisher: Sefydliad Astudiaethau Gwledig Cymru/Welsh Institute of Rural Studies

Glossaries and Lexicons

ArtLex - Visual Arts Dictionary : A lexicon of art terms with thousands of images, pronunciation notes, quotations, and a growing number of longer articles.
scope: more than 3,100 entries
publisher: Michael Delahunt, M.F.A.

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable : The first hypertext edition of the complete text of the Dictionary of Phrase and Fable new and enlarged edition, 1894, by E. Cobham Brewer.
scope: unknown
publisher: Bibliomania.com Ltd.

Dictionary of Science and Technology : Search, or browse by field; Engineering Sciences; Life Sciences; Medicine; Physical Sciences; Mathematics and Computer Science; Social Sciences; or General and Miscellaneous. Based on the Dictionary of Science and Technology, Academic Press.
scope: over 130,000 entries
publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

DOD Dictionary of Military Terms : Approved definitions of the US Department of Defence. Includes acronyms and abbreviations, and NATO terms.
scope: unknown
publisher:Department of Defence, USA

Duhaime's Law Dictionary : Plain language dictionary of legal terms by a Canadian lawyer.
scope: more than 500 entries
publisher: Lloyd Duhaime

Glossary of Genetic Terms : Text and Real Audio definitions; compiled as part of the Human Genome Project.
scope: around 150 entries
publisher: National Human Genome Research Institute

Life Science Dictionary : Covers biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics.
scope: more than 8,300 entries
publisher: BioTech Resources Web Project, Indiana Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology, The Trustees of Indiana University

MedicineNet Medical Dictionary : A layman's guide to medical terms, treatments, and medicines compiled by U.S. board-certified physician writers and scientists. It is the basis for the Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, IDG Books Worldwide, first edition, 2000.
scope: More than 7,500 entries
publisher: MedicineNet, Inc.

NASDAQ Stock Market Glossary : Stock Market terminology.
scope: more than 100 entries
publisher: The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

National Gardening Association Horticultural Dictionary : American plants, botanical terms, pests, diseases, pesticides, fertilizers, soils, tools and techniques.
scope: more than 15,000 entries
publisher: National Gardening Association

NetLingo : Internet and WWW terminology. Includes sections on chat acronyms and shorthand, and country code identifiers.
scope: undocumented
publisher: NetLingo Inc

On-line Medical Dictionary : Biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology and technology. Includes acronyms, jargon, standards, institutions and eponyms.
scope: over 65,000 entries
publisher: Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB

Washingtonpost.com: Business Glossary : Part of the newspaper's portal site; keyword and full text searching. Updated regularly.
scope: more than 1,250 entries; American
publisher: washingtonpost.com

Weather Glossary : Covers weather, climate and other environmental sciences.
scope: over 800 entries
publisher: The Weather Channel Enterprises, Inc

Webopedia : Dictionary of computer and internet technology.
scope: over 3,500 entries
publisher: internet.com Corp.

Rhyming Dictionaries, Anagrams, Phrase Finders

Internet Anagram Server : Type in a word or a phrase to generate a list of anagrams.
scope: English
publisher: Anu Garg, wordsmith.org

Phrase Finder : Phrases, sayings and cliches with their meanings and origins. Type in a word and it returns a list of related phrases/sayings.
scope: unknown
publisher: Sheffield Hallam University

RhymeZone : Options include finding rhymes, synonyms, homophones, related words, similar sounding words, and phrases. Previous title: Semantic Rhyming Dictionary.
scope: unknown
publisher: Datamuse Corp.


Lexical FreeNet Connected Thesaurus : "A combination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator." Find words related to the first word; connections between words; words reachable within links; words reachable from both words; related words that rhyme; words spelled similarly to the first; and words containing the first as a substring.
publisher: Datamuse Corp.

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus : Part of the WWWebster Dictionary and Thesaurus site. Full-text of the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus including synonyms, related words, antonyms, contrasted words, and idioms.
scope: More than 130,000 entries
publisher: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus : A graphical thesaurus designed to explore sense relationships between words, demonstrating linguistic associations and dependencies. Toggle between two-dimensional and three-dimensional views of the words.
scope: over 50,000 words and 40,000 phrases
publisher: Plumb Design, Inc.

Roget's Thesaurus : Roget's Thesaurus, 1911 edition, is now in the public domain.
scope: unknown
publisher: ARTFL Project, University of Chicago

Roget's II : Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995.
scope: 35,000 entries
publisher: Bartleby.com

thesaurus.com : Another site using Roget's Thesaurus - edition not stated.
publisher: Lexico LLC


Dictionary of Scientific Quotations : A short dictionary, arranged by author.
scope: about 50 entries
publisher: Natural Science

Familiar Quotations : Based on the 9th edition of Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature by John Bartlett, Little, Brown, and Company, 1901.
scope: over 11,000 quotations; to 1901.
publisher: bartleby.com

The Quotations Archive : Searchable database of general purpose quotations with author and subject browsing.
scope: over 1,600 quotations
publisher: Aphids Communications

Quotations Page : Search multiple collections.
scope: Portal
publisher: Michael Moncur

Search Shakespeare : Full text search of all Shakespeare's works.
scope: Shakespeare
publisher: Jeremy Hylton

Simpson's Contemporary Quotations : Quotes with author and subject indexes. Based on the 1988 edition of Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, James B. Simpson, Houghton Mifflin.
scope: over 10,000 quotations from 4,000 sources; 1950-1988
publisher: bartleby.com

Foreign Language Dictionaries

your dictionary.com : Previously A Web of On-line Dictionaries. A comprehensive portal for foreign language, multilingual and translating dictionaries. Also covers glossaries, thesauri, grammars and vocabulary aids.
scope: Portal; world languages
publisher: yourdictionary.com

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