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AllWords.com

allwords.com is a english dictionary with multi-lingual search. Searches may carry in German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish and English.



A.Word.A.Day

The music and magic of words--that's what A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) is all about. AWAD (ISSN: 1524-6884) is a daily electronic publication from the wordserver at Wordsmith.Org. AWAD includes a vocabulary word, its definition, pronunciation information with audio clip, etymology, usage example, quotation, and other interesting tidbits about words to subscribers every day. You can think of it as a word trek where we explore strange new words. Words are usually selected around a theme every week.
There is no charge to subscribe to AWAD.



The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language

This site provides over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.



AskOxford: the free online dictionary resource from OUP

Search the Compact Oxford English Dictionary; get answers to questions on English, language, grammar, spelling, quotations, and usage; find out about OUP dictionaries; improve your writing skills; try our word games, crosswords, and puzzles.



Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

Free Online English Dictionary from Cambridge University Press



Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English contains 145,000 words, phrases, and definitions. Dictionary covers a good proportion of the words needed for everyday use.



Concise Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Dictionary)

"Search the Concise Dictionary of First Names to find out what your name really means or to choose the name for your new baby. From Aaron and Abigail to Zinnia and Zola, this dictionary of over 6,000 names, is both a valuable reference resource and a delight to browse."



Dictionary.com


HandSpeak: Visual Languages

A Practical Sign Language Online Dictionary. A searchable dictionary of ASL and ISL with animated demonstrations, from Deaf World Web.



Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Second edition)

The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations contains more than 4,000 quotations on over 250 subjects.



Merriam-Webster Online



Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary


Movie Terminology Glossary

It is an Internet Movie Database's online film glossary, which provides definitions of terms and phrases frequently used in the world of movies, film, acting, and cinema.



RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus

This provides searchable database of rhyming words.



Wordsmyth


Subject Specific Dictionaries


A Dictionary of Units

This provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the SI.



FOLDOC - Computing Dictionary

It is a online dictionary for computer related terms.



TechDictionary

The online dictionary provides an access to thousands of computer terms and technology words defined.



Webopedia

This is a Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and its Definitions



Language Specific Dictionaries


GujaratiLexiconThe Most Comprehensive Online Gujarati Language Resources

GujaratiLexicon is a landmark work in the history of Gujarati language containing resources of more than 25 lakh words. It aims to preserve, popularize and develop Gujarati language through the power of information technology.



Lokkosh GujaratiLexicon

GujaratiLexicon's Lokkosh is an attempt to capture the contemporary language of the enterprising Gujaratis. Lokkosh allows users to contribute



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