Dictionary links

 

Specialised dictionaries are found under the appropriate heading in the "Tools" list.

 

Multi-lingual links

 

 

http://www.glossarist.com/glossaries/   A very rich, searchable and categorized directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries.

http://www.jrdias.com/JRD-Links.html  João Roque Dias Translation Links for Translators, Interpreters and Restless Minds - 5500 glossary and other links.

http://www.logos.it/  Multi-lingual dictionary.

http://www.yourdictionary.com/  Many links.

http://www.online-dictionary.net/index.htm  

http://www.lingvosoft.com/free-online-dictionaries/  ECTACO Online Dictionary with 400 000 words in each of over 25 languages.

http://www.websters-dictionary-online.org/ Over 3 million words and expressions across 90 modern and 10 ancestral languages.

http://www.allwords.com/wlinks.php  English dictionary with multi-lingual search and links for word lovers.

http://www.onelook.com/  4 023 912 words in 755 on-line dictionaries. Accepts wild cards.

http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml  Describe a concept and get back a list of related words and phrases.

http://www.ilovelanguages.com/  Formerly known as The Human-Languages Page. A guide to language-related Web sites.

http://linguistlist.org/sp/Dict.html  Dictionary links.

http://www.lai.com/glossaries.html  Links to dictionaries in many languages.

http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/Controller  The European Commission's eleven-language dictionary. Very reliable for official terms.

http://www.tododiccionarios.com/  In Spanish. Very comprehensive.

http://www.june29.com/IDP  The Internet Dictionary Project.

http://www.oxfordreference.com  100 dictionaries and reference books, plus an Encyclopedia, in a single cross-searchable database. Costs 89$/year for a private person, but saves a lot of time.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/  Cambridge Dictionaries On-line.

http://www.deraaij.com/irt/general.html  General and multilingual resources.

http://pws.prserv.net/esinet.migcc/diccionarios/  Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, glossaries, atlases, and reference works in English or Spanish. Rich and structured.

http://www.pseudodictionary.com/  If you know a word that should be in the dictionary but isn't, submit it.

 

 

English

 

 

http://www.m-w.com/home.htm  Merriam-Webster’s on-line dictionary.

http://www.bartleby.com/61/  American Heritage Dictionary 4th ed. 2000.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/  Dictionary, Thesaurus, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine.

http://wordnet.princeton.edu/  English words organized into synonym sets, each representing one underlying lexical concept.

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/index.html  English, Computer, Thesaurus, Dream and Medical Dictionaries.

http://www.wordspy.com/  New words and old words used in new ways.

http://alt-usage-english.org/  English usage. Searchable. FAQs, links and UCLE Corner (UK.culture.language.english). Multi-site search also searches other English usage sites.

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/difficultwords/  The Hutchinson Dictionary of over 13,900 difficult words not found in the usual dictionaries.

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html  Roget's Thesaurus.

http://www.rhymezone.com/?loc=bar  Rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.

http://vancouver-webpages.com/wordnet/  An enormous thesaurus on-line.

http://www.thesaurus-dictionary.com/  Thesaurus and Dictionary results as well as highly topical web page URL's.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/  The Phrase Finder - the meaning or origin of a phrase or saying.

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/complete_list.php  List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.
http://www.wordexplorations.com/index.html  Etymologies: English from Greek or Latin roots.

http://eleaston.com/etymology.html  English etymology. Very comprehensive list of links.

http://www.etymonline.com/  Online Etymology dictionary.

 

 

French

 

 

http://globegate.utm.edu/french/globegate_mirror/dico.html  French on-line dictionaries.

http://gallica.bnf.fr/  The French National Library’s collection of older dictionaries in digital form are found under Recherche/Dictionnaires. Slow-loading pdf files.

http://www.languefrancaise.net  Links to many sides of the French language.

http://languefrancaise.free.fr/pratique/liens_ls.htm  Links to specialised dictionaries

http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/clicnet/dictionnaires.html  Especially Canadian French.

 

 

Other languages

 

 

http://www.etymologie.info/  German etymology site, rich in links, not only German.

http://www.frankdietz.com/glossary.htm  Over 2 200 links.

http://italian.about.com/cs/dictionaries/  Links to Italian dictionaries.

http://www.pass.to/glossary/default.htm  Yiddish words and expressions.

http://www.ou.org/about/judaism/index.htm  A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts.

http://www.universia.cl/contenidos/bibliotecas/recursos/Bibliotecas_Rec_dicc_dicc0.htm  Links to Spanish dictionaries.

http://www.el-castellano.com/index.html  La Página del Idioma Español.

http://www.hispanicus.com/drle/  Regionalismos de la Lengua Española

www.dicionarios-online.com  A directory of reference works in Portuguese.

http://www.saunalahti.fi/%7Ehuuhilo/portuguese/  Pages about Brazilian Portuguese, not European Portuguese.

http://www.portcult.com/11.DICT1.htm  Words used in Portugal but rarely in Brazil.

 

 

 

English and American slang, idioms, etc.

 

 

http://www.slangsite.com/  New slang dictionary of slang, webspeak, made up words, and colloquialisms.

http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/  Alternative Dictionaries–words and expressions you most likely won't find in a normal dictionary.

http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US8/REF/us8ref.html  References Index, Regional Registers, Slangs and Jargons, 'Power, Pride & Politics in American English'

http://www.miskatonic.org/slang.html  Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang.

http://www.allwords.com/Slang_Military_Slang_Jargon.php  DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Jargon and Slang links.

http://www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/WCPD/G_Dictionary.html  US West Coast police jargon.

http://dictionary.prisonwall.org/  A Prisoner's Dictionary. US.

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/4832/slfrm.html  Slang, Jargon and Colloquial Speech.

http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/  British slang. Very up to date.

http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/slang.htm  Comprehensive glossary of over 9,000 UK slang terms.

http://www.odps.org/glossword/  Online Dict. of Playground Slang (3500 terms, mainly British) - also game rules, songs, rhymes, etc

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~sarah/content/slang.html  Kiwi slang.

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Sands/1398/slang.html  Aussie/Kiwi slang.

http://www.koalanet.com.au/australian-slang.html  Australian slang. 

http://www.macquariedictionary.com.au/  For Australian slang, click on "Book of Slang".

http://www.sonic.net/maledicta/links.html  Insults, curses, slang, swearwords, blasphemies, slurs, obscenities and vulgarities.

http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/slang/home.html  Contains over 5000 street drug slang terms, plus links.

http://www.dolemite.com/ebonics/  Hiphop, ebonics, etc.

http://www.c-y.co.za/slangtalkin/slangtalkin.htm  Not rich but very up to date.

http://www.ohhla.com/  HipHop Lyrics Archive.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/hip-hop/dictionary/part1/  Rap Dictionary. How to translate e.g. “I’m Audi 5000”.

http://www.voxcommunications.com/slang15.htm  Mainly hiphop slang.

http://www.rapdict.org/  Rap dictionary

http://www.darkqueen.org/docs/rpg/ua/cas/rap.html  What the F@#*$(@#?

http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/go01.html  Hacker jargon glossary.

http://www.hotrodsandclassics.net/hotrodslang.htm  Hot rod, street rod and classic car slang

http://www.angelfire.com/bc/crazylex/slang.html  US CB slang.

http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19a.html  Gay slang.

 

 

Slang in other languages

 

 

http://languefrancaise.free.fr/pratique/liens_argot.htm  Links to specialized French slang dictionaries.

http://www.languefrancaise.net/glossaire/  20 500 slang words.

http://italian.about.com/library/slang/bladultslangindexc.htm  Italian jargon, lingo, colloquial expressions, regionalisms.

http://italian.about.com/library/slang/bladultslangindexc.htm  Italian adult slang, expletives, off-color phrases, euphemisms, epithets.

http://es.dir.yahoo.com/Materiales_de_consulta/Diccionarios/  Idioms, especially Latin-american.

http://www.jergasdehablahispana.org/  Slang from Spain, Central and South America.

http://natura.di.uminho.pt/jjbin/dac  Dicionário aberto de calão e expressões idiomáticas.

 

 

 

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Updated 10.3.2006