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Useful dictionaries

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Onelook.com – The biggest, in the sense that it searches through LOTS of dictionaries and returns links to them. Great for, but in no way limited to, rare, specialized terms.

Dictionary.com – Offers on a single page definitions from multiple reliable dictionaries. I use it with the excellent FastDic Firefox extension.

Rhymezone, Thesaurus.com, Internet Anagram Server – pretty self explanatory names, huh?:)

Wordsmith‘s advanced search:

International House of Logorrhea – A 15,500-word dictionary of obscure and rare words briefly defined

MoreWords.com – Find dictionary words for crossword puzzles, code words and word games like Scrabble, Upwords and Jamble.

Looking for more dictionaries? Check out Glossarist.com or yourdictonary.com

And last, but not least, one of my favorites: WordSpy. Here you can assist at history in its very making. You know those instances when you stumble over a word and something inside you exclaims “Wow! I didn’t know they had a name for THAT!”, and suddenly THAT takes a somehow different quality into your mind? Words at the very beginnings of their careers, careers in which they frame our experiences and set our living agendas.


Written by flowingly

July 7, 2006 at 21:48

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