Acronym Finder: Look up 236,000+ acronyms/abbreviations & their definitions
The Acronym Finder is the web's largest searchable database, containing over 202,000 acronyms, abbreviations and definitions. Covers: common acronyms, computers, science, technology, government, telecommunications, & military acronyms. ©1988-2001, Mountain Data Systems
This dictionary covers more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. ('Links' will take you to relavent biographical data ranging from Astronauts to Shakespeare and Spenser. Many include links themselves.)
Bio-Tech's Life Science Dictionary
This free resource was developed by our staff members and contributors and is still very much under construction. Currently, most of our 8300+ terms deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics. Located at University of Texas at Austin, BioTech is a hybrid biology/chemistry educational resource and research tool on the World Wide Web.
(If animals, mammals, plants and chemistry are your thing, look part way down the page for some very good resource links.......)
Clear Ink SpellWeb
SpellWeb is an evolving experiment in "sidesifting" the Web for useful patterns of information. While it can be useful, it is also for fun and the results are not guaranteed. If you enter two misspellings of a word, it will show you which one is more popular, though neither one is right.
Computer Currents High - Tech Dictionary
Search for definitions to more than 7,000 high-tech terms!
DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
This data base holds the index to the DoD Dictionary Data Base.
(Consider the 'NATO Only Terms', they might prove enlightening.)
Free online English dictionary and reference guide.
From University of Paderborn.
(Contained herein are some very fine European selections.)
FOLDOC - Computing Dictionary
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing is a searchable dictionary of terms from computing and related fields.
Foreignword.com - The Language Site: dictionaries & free translation tools. Over 200 online dictionaries, over 20 machine translation systems and over 1000 glossary links
A site full of resources for translators: over 200 on-line dictionaries and 20 machine translation systems accessible from a single page. Forums, information, free submission of CVs and much more for the professional translator or anyone interested in language.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) is a structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history. Geographic names from the thesaurus can be used to record the current location of the art object, its place of origin, the loci of activity of the artist, and the sites of the artist's birth and death. The TGN is the only available automated geographical resource that is hierarchical, global in scope, and targeted at researchers, catalogers, librarians, and archivists dealing with the history of art and architecture.
Extensive and comprehensive searchable directory of glossaries and topical dictionaries covering hundreds of topics.
Hypertext Webster Gateway from UC San Diego
This hypertext Webster interface provides a point-and-click client interface (for non-linemode browsers) for accessing various dictionary services on the Internet.
(Has an excellent approximation feature!)
InvestorWords - Investing Glossary
InvestorWords - The Best Investing Glossary on the Web! Over 5000 terms, with links between related terms. Definitely worth bookmarking.
Jane's Defence Glossary
Our database contains over 20,000 defence-related acronyms and abbreviations.
Jargon Lexicon Main Index
This document is a collection of slang terms used by various subcultures of computer hackers.
LOGOS - Multilingual E-Translation Portal
This freely-accessible database, compiled without any form of public contribution, is growing constantly because it's updated and corrected on line by our network of professional translators. The dictionary currently has 7.580.560 entries (total for all languages).
The complete Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus online -- free and searchable with definitions and audio pronunications. You can also read the Word of the Day, play Word Games, and purchase books and CDs.
Dictionary word count = 4155633 words in 740 online dictionaries now indexed.
Online Medical Dictionary
OMD is a searchable dictionary created by Dr Graham Dark (email@example.com) and contains terms relating to biochemistry, cell biology, chemistry, medicine, molecular biology, physics, plant biology, radiobiology, science and technology. It includes: acronyms, jargon, theory, conventions, standards, institutions, projects, eponyms, history, in fact anything to do with medicine or science.
('Education Resources' & 'Global Cancer Links' are just two of the many valuable resources available from this site.)
Oxford English Dictionary
Inside the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) are over fifty-nine million words, close to 300,000 entries, and more than two million illustrative quotations. Since publication of the full Dictionary in 1928, the OED has been regarded as the most authoritative and comprehensive English language dictionary in the world.
RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus
A language arts reference tool and comprehensive search engine for words. Includes the functions of a rhyming dictionary, thesaurus, and spelling checker, as well as an integrated full-text search engine for all of Shakespeare's works and thousands of quotations and poems.
Suber & Thorpe, "An English Homophone Dictionary"
The Alternative Dictionaries
The Alternative Dictionaries is a web service where you may read and input words that are not normally included in dictionaries.
The DICT Development Group
The DICT Protocol, described in RFC 2229 is a TCP transaction based query/response protocol that allows a client to access dictionary definitions from a set of natural language dictionary databases. While RFC 2229 is a finished document, we plan to clarify and enhance the protocol definition as we gain more experience with large dictionary database servers.
The Newbury House Online Dictionary
This online dictionary contains over 40,000 entries and is based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English. Providing simple and clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences, idioms, and a wide array of cultural facts and figures. Because this online version is linked to a 50,000 photo database, you can quickly browse through photographs related to your word search.
VoyCabulary.com - Online web dictionary & thesaurus word linking lookup reference tool.
(Simply type in any url, select a source and every word you click on when you get to the destination url will produce a definition.)
Dictionary - Daily Buzzword - Word Games - Merriam-Webster.
WordNet® is an on-line lexical reference system whose design is inspired by current psycholinguistic theories of human lexical memory.
Wordsmyth is an innovative and evolving language reference source that meshes the functions of a dictionary and a thesaurus with powerful and flexible search capabilities. Both the Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus and the Wordsmyth web site reflect the philosophy that word meanings are not simply equations that one can get right or get wrong, but rather grow out of and depend on specific uses and contexts.
World Wide Words Home Page
More than 1200 pages on the origins, history, evolution and idiosyncrasies of the English language worldwide. New words and words in the news are regularly featured.
yourDictionary.com - Home Page
The Web's most comprehensive and authoritative language portal with every resource needed for language study and improvement in more than 250 languages.