dictionary

noun​ /ˈdɪk·ʃəˌner·i/

a book that lists words with their meanings given in the same or in another language, and often includes other information

 

thesaurus

noun​ /θəˈsɔr·əs/

plural thesauri

US /θəˈsɔrˌɑɪ, -ˈsɔrˌi/ | thesauruses

a book or electronic text that helps you find words with similar meanings esp. by listing them together

 

Filipino Language Dictionaries


Tagalog English Dictionary

Welcome to Tagalog-Dictionary.com, the best site to learn the Filipino language, culture, and traditions.

Our large database of English to Tagalog and Tagalog to English translation is 100% free. The website is designed to help expats, abroad-raised Filipinos, and other foreign learners who are studying to write and speak the beautiful Filipino language fluently.

https://www.tagalog-dictionary.com/


General Dictionaries


Merriam-Webster OnLine

For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information.

Each month, our Web sites offer guidance to more than 40 million visitors. In print, our publications include Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (among the best-selling books in American history) and newly published dictionaries for English-language learners.

All Merriam-Webster products and services are backed by the largest team of professional dictionary editors and writers in America, and one of the largest in the world.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/


Cambridge International Dictionaries

Cambridge University Press has been publishing dictionaries for learners of English since 1995. Cambridge Dictionaries Online began offering these dictionaries completely free of charge in 1999 — and today, Cambridge Dictionary is still growing.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/


Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the world’s leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins. Dictionary.com’s main, proprietary source is the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, which is continually updated by our team of experienced lexicographers and supplemented with trusted, established sources including American Heritage and Harper Collins to support a range of language needs. Dictionary.com also offers a translation service, a Word of the Day, a crossword solver, and a wealth of editorial content that benefit the advanced word lover and the English language student alike.

https://www.dictionary.com/


dictionary.net

Everyday our free dictionary helps people to find the definitions of unfamiliar words. It is simple to use as well as helpful to people in a number of different professions. All a person has to do is type a word into the search box, then click 'search'. A concise definition of the word will appear within moments. If the word has more than one definition, the others will appear as well. Sometimes there is a little background information that accompanies the definition of a word.

http://www.dictionary.net/


Macmillan English Dictionaries

For over 150 years, Macmillan has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading reference publishers. Our award-winning dictionaries for learners of English have become the choice of thousands of teachers and students worldwide. Created from scratch by skilled lexicographers working in Britain and America, using revolutionary software to analyse English as it is spoken and written today, they are the dictionaries to choose if you want up-to-the-minute access to the language used by native speakers. Whatever format you choose – print, online or on CD-ROM – you will find content to build your vocabulary, improve your accuracy and fluency, and become more aware of how English works.

http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/


Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English

Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English contains over 40,000 entries. With simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms.

http://nhd.heinle.com/home.aspx


Etymology


Online Etymology Dictionary

This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.

https://www.etymonline.com/


Pronounciation


The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is an open-source machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 134,000 words and their pronunciations. CMUdict is being actively maintained and expanded. We are open to suggestions, corrections and other input.

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict


Rhyming


Semantic Rhyming Dictionary

RhymeZone is the best and fastest way to find English words for writing poetry, song lyrics, essays, and more. It has been running continuously since 1996.

https://www.rhymezone.com/


Word Central

Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.

http://wordcentral.com/


Rhymer

Words with ending rhyme have the same final vowel sound and following consonant sound(s). For example, if you enter the word laughter under this option, Rhymer retrieves a list of words with the ending sound er (e.g., admirer, doctor, pleasure, scholar, watercolor, and were).

https://www.rhymer.com/


Sign Language


Signing Savvy

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

https://www.signingsavvy.com/


ASL Dictionary

A living language evolves to meet the ever changing needs of the people who use it. Lexicography, (the making of dictionaries), is like painting sunsets. By the time the paint dries the subject has changed. American Sign Language is constantly adapting to the needs of Deaf people, our families, and those with whom we associate.

http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/pages-layout/signs.htm

Symbols


Blissymbol Dictionary

Blissymbolics is a symbolic, graphical language that is currently composed of close to 5,000 authorized symbols - or Blisswords. Bliss characters are semantically based and can be combined and recombined in endless ways to create new Blisswords. Blisswords can in turn be sequenced to form many types of sentences, and express many grammatical capabilities. Simple shapes are used to keep the symbols easy and fast to draw.

https://www.symbols.com/blissymbolics/dictionary/


Byzant - Esoteric Symbols

Symbols are integral to esoterica, whether these are symbolic texts, sounds or visual glyphs. From the Indian tattvas to the trigrams of the I Ching, from the Jewish Kabbalah to the medieval Tarot cards, from the astrological glyphs to the complex emblems of Ceremonial Magic, every area of spiritual knowledge has its own symbology. Explore a fully-illustrated range of symbols and discover their origins, meanings, applications and interrelationships.

http://www.byzant.com/Mystical/Symbols/Default.aspx


Dictionary of Symbolism

This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. Most symbols are not code signals, like traffic lights, where red means stop and green means go, but part of a complex language in which green can mean jealousy or fertility or even both, depending on context. It is up to each of us to explore works of art sensitively, and decide for ourselves how the symbols in each work function. This website is offered as an aid in that enriching activity.

http://www.umich.edu/~umfandsf/symbolismproject/symbolism.html/


Symbols.com

Symbols.com is a unique online encyclopedia that contains everything about symbols, signs, flags and glyphs arranged by categories such as culture, country, religion, and more.

Explore our world of symbols by category, alphabetically or simply search by keywords.

https://www.symbols.com/


Foreign Language


Ultralingua Online Dictionary

“A fantastic dictionary with conjugations, idioms, and slang…As a language teacher, this was the dictionary I’d recommend to students because it uses no data and is fast.”

https://www.ultralingua.com/


Dictsearch

“A fantastic dictionary with conjugations, idioms, and slang…As a language teacher, this was the dictionary I’d recommend to students because it uses no data and is fast.”

http://www.foreignword.com/Tools/dictsrch.htm


Polyglossum Online Dictionaries

More than 150 dictionaries for Polyglossum: common lexis dictionaries and sector-specialized dictionaries. Several language pairs. We also started to issue multilingual and illustrated dictionaries. Dictionaries on business and economics, polytechnic, special technical dictionaries, dictionaries on medicine, biology, on mathematics, computing engineering etc., etc. Dictionaries for professional interpreters and dictionaries for education.

http://www.ets.ru/udict-e.htm


Planet Translation

Planet Translation is a useful and comprehensive source of information on the translation market. Our mission is to provide translators, interpreters, terminologists, and technical writers, as well as those in need of translation services with the information they desire.

http://planettranslation.com/


Specialized Subject Dictionaries


Skeptic's Dictionary

The Skeptic's Dictionary features definitions, arguments, and essays on hundreds of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions. It also features dozens of entries on logical fallacies, cognitive biases, perception, science, and philosophy.

http://skepdic.com/


Dream Dictionary

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

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dream


Computer Dictionary

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

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/computer


Thesauri


Thesaurus.com

Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. For over 20 years, Thesaurus.com has been helping millions of people improve their mastery of the English language and find the precise word with over 3 million synonyms and antonyms and the ability to filter search results by relevance, word length, and complexity

https://www.thesaurus.com/


Other Online Dictionaries


OneLook Dictionaries

Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define that word. If you don't know the right word to use, we'll help you find it. No word is too obscure: More than 19 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

https://www.onelook.com/


Dictionary Link

Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define that word. If you don't know the right word to use, we'll help you find it. No word is too obscure: More than 19 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

http://www.dictionarylink.com/


Lexicool

Lexicool offers a directory of "all" the online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries freely available on the Internet. It is a resource intended for translators, linguists, language students and all those interested in foreign languages.

https://www.lexicool.com/


The Newbury House Online Dictionary

Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English contains over 40,000 entries. With simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms.

http://nhd.heinle.com/home.aspx

 

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