The WWW Virtual Library
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.
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
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.
Dictionary.com : Includes computer and internet terms, acronyms and abbreviations, US cities and zip codes.
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.
OneLook Dictionaries : Search and compare definitions from 626 dictionaries and glossaries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms : Approved definitions of the US Department of Defence. Includes acronyms and abbreviations, and NATO terms.
Duhaime's Law Dictionary : Plain language dictionary of legal terms by a Canadian lawyer.
Glossary of Genetic Terms : Text and Real Audio definitions; compiled as part of the Human Genome Project.
Life Science Dictionary : Covers biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics.
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.
NASDAQ Stock Market Glossary : Stock Market terminology.
National Gardening Association Horticultural Dictionary : American plants, botanical terms, pests, diseases, pesticides, fertilizers, soils, tools and techniques.
NetLingo : Internet and WWW terminology. Includes sections on chat acronyms and shorthand, and country code identifiers.
On-line Medical Dictionary : Biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology and technology. Includes acronyms, jargon, standards, institutions and eponyms.
Washingtonpost.com: Business Glossary : Part of the newspaper's portal site; keyword and full text searching. Updated regularly.
Weather Glossary : Covers weather, climate and other environmental sciences.
Webopedia : Dictionary of computer and internet technology.
Internet Anagram Server : Type in a word or a phrase to generate a list of anagrams.
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.
RhymeZone : Options include finding rhymes, synonyms, homophones, related words, similar sounding words, and phrases. Previous title: Semantic Rhyming Dictionary.
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.
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.
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.
Roget's Thesaurus : Roget's Thesaurus, 1911 edition, is now in the public domain.
Roget's II : Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995.
thesaurus.com : Another site using Roget's Thesaurus - edition not stated.
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.
The Quotations Archive : Searchable database of general purpose quotations with author and subject browsing.
Quotations Page : Search multiple collections.
Search Shakespeare : Full text search of all Shakespeare's works.
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.
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
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