Online Dictionary Index
Every person who writes needs to refer to a dictionary or thesaurus from time to time.
I recently did some research into what dictionaries are available online and the results were truly mind-boggling. Using the Google search engine, I entered the term "online dictionary" and it returned over 1,350,000 results!
Of course, the big problem was where to start. What dictionary resource should I use?
It occurred to me that many people would face this same dilemma, so I decided to spend a few hours and do some research to simplify the process for everyone.
Here are my recommendations as the top Free "online dictionary and language resources" on the Web:
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary look-up page,
Free dictionary and thesaurus look-up including an online audible pronunciation database.
The Macquarie Dictionary
First published in 1981, the Macquarie Dictionary calls itself "the record of Australian
Newbury House Online Dictionary
Online dictionary that contains over 40,000 entries, based on the best selling Newbury House Dictionary of American English.
- Online Dictionary Database
This online dictionary query service searches multiple online dictionary databases and returns results instantly.
- One-Look Dictionary-Search
Called the "Faster Finder", it claims to search 700+ online dictionaries simultaneously with a total word count of over 4 million.
Claims to be the most comprehensive and authoritative portal for language and language-related products and services on the Web with more than 1,800 dictionaries for over 250 languages.
I should note that all of the above online dictionary services are free. That would explain why the well-known Oxford Dictionary is not listed here. It is available by paid subscription only.
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