Abbreviations.com -- "hundreds of thousands of acronyms,
abbreviations, and initialisms"
and Abbreviations Database, Searchable
Finder--not only looks up acronyms in a database of about
60,000, but allows you to search words through the acronyms' meanings. Be sure to scroll down the page
Studies and Economics Dictionary
Project: French-English Dictionary Form
- ArtLex --
"definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual
culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes,
great quotations and cross-references."
Ask the Experts - FAQs from Oxford Dictionary -- the best place
for all your questions!
Encyclopedias on the Web--arranged by topic, this gets you to
encyclopedias of chess, cell biology, cosmology, herbs, and lots more.
the Name-- Their meanings and origins.
Encyclopedia-- the 1913 edition.
Dictionary- explains terms from classical mythology and art.
of Information Security
of Phrase and Fable--complete text of the classic work.
of Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries
free service from the not-free Electric Library. The 17,000 some
articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Third
Edition have hyperlinks to related articles as well as references to
articles within the Electric Library database.
of Psychology -- over 2000 links from people & history to
careers to theories and much more. From Jacksonville State University.
Dictionary -- "Etymologies
are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and
how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. The dates beside a word
indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written
record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated)."
- FOLDOC-The Free Online Dictionary
of Computing--over 12,000 extensively hyperlinked terms in computer science.
Food and Nutrition Dictionaries online
an interactive encyclopedia of caloric values of foods. Type in your
food item and it comes up with the calories. Excellent and easy; it
allows to compare items as well.
Language for Travelers--pick your language, and choose from
complexes of travel-related words, such as directional words, time and
date words, dining and shopping words. Click on sound file for
pronunciation. With links to relevant dictionaries on the web.
an online dictionary search for 58 different languages
Free Dictionary --
includes dictionaries (also medical legal, computing financial),
thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data.
Country Codes--what the 2-letter country codes in domain names
Movie Database-- if you didn't find it in the All-Movie Guide,
try here. Both databases give very complete information for every film
they list, who played what roles, producer, director, date, etc.
Law Lexicon-- Legal dictionary and reference room
Medical Reference Tools -- acronym finders, dictionaries,
Heritage Network Instrument Encyclopedia--For each instrument,
the encyclopedia offers history, design information, and bibliography,
along with brief discussions of musical works featuring them.
Words in English
American Industry Classification System (NAICS)---replaces the old Standard Industrial Classification System (SICS)
Dictionary--type in the word you want, and search simultaneous
through 29 general or specialized dictionaries.
Dictionary -- Merriam-Webster : where you can submit words that
aren't already in the online dictionariy and see all the new entries.
List -- thousands!
Phrase Finder --
enough origins and discussion to shake a stick at!
Rhyming Dictionary--insert word, ask for your choice of
perfect rhyme, last sound only, homophones, synonyms; free, courtesy of Doug Beeferman at Carnegie-Mellon.
Exhibits--great images and analysis, academically oriented. It covers Art and Humanities, Social Sciences,
Math, Computer Science, Life and Physical Sciences.
Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus-- If you're not sure
about spelling, use the Approximate Search ("elgant"
retrieved "elegant"), and the computer will look for near
matches; if you want to see all words that INCLUDE your word, do a
Floating Search ("brain" retrieved addlebrained, brainchild,
brain wave, etc.) This is also a dictionary of synonyms.
Index to Dictionaries--all types of dictionaries, including different languages.
Dictionary--There are dictionaries for over 200 languages,
plus for 78 topics including literature, linguistics, rhetoric,
publishing, theater, metallurgy, finance, and geology to name a few.