• Dictionaries and Thesauri

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  • Bilingual Dictionaries
    A list of bilingual dictionaries available via the Library's Oxford Reference Online subscription. Languages represented include Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

    Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely considered the definitive record of the English language and traces the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000+ English words over the last 1,000 years. The use and changing meaning of words is illustrated by over 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources. The online version is updated every 3 months.

  • Free Online Dictionaries and Thesauri

  • Acronym Finder
    With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

    Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam Webster Online
    The classic Merriam-Webster dictionary, online. A handy feature is the audio pronunciation tool, which lets you hear the correct pronunciation of a word.

    OneLook Dictionary Search
    This site allows you to search over 1,000 dictionaries at once.

    Thesaurus.com
    A free online thesaurus.

    Visual Dictionary Online
    From Merriam-Webster, this visual dictionary lets you explore by theme or search for a particular word. Also available in Spanish and French.

    Visuwords
    Visuwords is a unique online dictionary that shows you a word's associations with other words and concepts.

    YourDictionary
    A free online dictionary that promises simple, straightforward definitions.