Online Dictionaries

As at November 2007, there are 19,600,000 online dictionaries found when I just did a 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 .
  • 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!


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