There are tons of dictionaries on
the net, most of them are to advertise print versions -- the
latest and most up-to-date versions, of course. They are also
full of flashing ads and crammed with all sorts of extras. For
this site, we chose one those that would be most useful on line
meet your needs. If you yearn for Oxford English Unabridged,
you'll have to pay for the pleasure.
The Real Life Dictionary of
A modern legal dictionary with
more comprehensive explanations than Black's Dictionary, the
mother of all legal dictionaries.
Dictionary of Law
Good basic explanations.
Labor & Legal Terminology
University of Hawaii's Center for
Labor Education and Research
Glossary & Acronyms
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
American Council of Life
Insurance, Health Insurance Association of America, and Standard
Bartleby Books of
Reference, Verse, Fiction & Nonfiction
A phenomenal resource featuring the Columbia Encyclopedia,
6th ed., American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed., Roget's II The
New Thesaurus, American Heritage Book of English Usage, Columbia
World of Quotations, Simpson's Contemporary Quotations,
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, King James Bible, Oxford
Shakespeare, Gray's Anatomy, Strunk's Elements of Style, World
Factbook and Columbia Gazetteer and more!
Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. 2000
Good basic dictionary that
includes definitions, illustrations, phonic pronunciations,
sound pronunciations, origins, example phrases, reverse lookup.
Usage Notes following many entries guides you on grammar,
diction, pronunciation, and nuances of usage.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary &
Webster's 10th edition is a good
basic dictionary that includes definitions, illustrations,
phonic pronunciations, sound pronunciations, and origins. It
links to Britannica.com for more information.
Roget’s II: The New
Thesaurus 3rd ed. 1995; Roget’s International Thesaurus of
English Words and Phrases. 1922
The original thesaurus with
succinct word definitions with 85,000 hyperlinked
cross-references and quotations that illustrate entries.
One Look Dictionary Search
No kidding, with one click you
can search 6,097,226 words in 970 dictionaries on general topics
and on art, business – including legal – medical, sports, slang,
science, religion, technology and foreign language dictionaries
This global dictionary can search
in 275 dictionaries and translate from English and 68 source
languages into 73 target languages.
Single-point access to 28 of the
best translation systems for over 38 different languages.
Automatic translation is far from perfect, but helpful when you
need to send a simple message.
From MedicineNet.com, this
resource defines medical terms and describes diseases and
procedures in a relatively sophisticated and understandable way,
all at the same time. The "sponsored information" that pops up
before the actual definition and articles aren't too