As at November 2007, there are 19,600,000 online dictionaries found when I just did a google.com search.
Pretty amazing stuff! Here are some of the best free online dictionaries, which you might find useful:
- The Macquarie Dictionary
The well-known Macquarie Dictionary calls itself “the record of Australian English”. First published in 1981.
- Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition
This is the one I used constantly! Provides free dictionary and thesaurus look-up including an online audible pronunciation database.
- Online Dictionary Database
This online dictionary query service searches multiple online dictionary databases and returns results instantly.
- Newbury House Online Dictionary
Based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English, this online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries .
- yourDictionary.com Portal
This portal says it is the most comprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the Web. Has more than 1,800 dictionaries for over 250 languages.
- One-Look Dictionary-Search
This one is fantastic; called the “Faster Finder”, it claims to search 700+ online dictionaries simultaneously, and has a total word count of over 4 million.
- Xrefer Search Engine
Xrefer’s free site contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri [that’s multiple thesaurus] and books of quotations from the world’s leading publishers. An extraordinary source – one stop shop – providing all of these cross-referenced, in one place.
If you would like to recommend any others, please let me know by filling in the Comments below. Thanks in advance!