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This site is a useful tool for anyone who needs a quick definition or a synonym. Resources include dictionaries in 270 languages and glossaries in specific categories such as computing or sports.
"If you love language, you'll love this site, formerly known as A Web of Online Dictionaries, which is a treasure trove of online dictionaries, thesauri and translation links. Want to know how to say money in 220 different languages? Find out with its cross-referenced multilingual dictionaries. Need to decode jargon from a specific field? Head to its specialized subject dictionaries like Yahoo Financial Glossary and the Internet Language Dictionary. You'll also find fun stuff like vocabulary quizzes and New York Times crossword puzzles, too. BEST:Quick Look-up (English). Faster than you can say Funk & Wagnalls, you get spelling, definition, pronunciation, etymology and synonyms."
LibrarySpot.com is proud to announce that yourDictionary.com (Danville, Calif.) has been selected as the 2000 Reference Site of the Year. "The quantity and quality of outstanding library and reference content continues to proliferate, which makes the task of selecting the best sites a great challenge," said Lauren Zollinger, LibrarySpot.com managing editor. yourDictionary.com inspired us with its fresh approach to the world of words." Judges found yourDictionary.com (http://www.yourdictionary.com/) content exhaustive and intriguing, providing access to more than 1,500 dictionaries in more than 230 languages. Judges also noted a friendly user interface that leads to practical tools and thought-provoking discoveries about words and the societies they help describe. Finalists were selected from Reference Site of the Month winners and judged on quality and richness of information, credibility, and overall organization and accessibility. Judges also carefully considered the regularity of updates and contributions to students, teachers, librarians and anyone conducting research online.
As you might expect, there are dozens of French-English, Spanish-English, even Russian-English dictionaries on the Web, but what if you need to translate a word into Xhosa, Chewa, Bantu, Basaa or Bemba? In addition to foreign language dictionaries, the site lists English dictionaries for a variety of specialized interests, including hobbies, professional pursuits and academic disciplines. You'll find reference resources for agriculture and advertising, humor and hunting, philosophy and physics. The Apple logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The iReview Badge is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., used with permission.
"The Place to search for any word in almost any language: Albanian, Guarani, Coptic, Urdu-even Rasta and Pennsylvania Dutch. You'll also find links to specialized English dictionaries elucidating the nomenclature of disciplines as diverse as Advertising and Metallurgy. And if you've been looking for a Hebrew-English basketball dictionary you're in luck."
"...this single starting point for users with questions about words in virtually any language."
"www.worth it" Words Worth True story: A teacher, after assigning a student to count dictionaries in her family's home, disbelieved her answer of 47 - not knowing that the student's father, a linguistics professor, collected dictionaries the way Bill Gates gathers billions. Now, though, you can easily surpass that total without buying a new set of bookcases, thanks to "A Web of On-line Dictionaries", which lists more than 400 online dictionaries in over 130 different languages. That's followed by an 8 x 18, Afrikaans-to-Xhosa grid of language links, including Esperanto, Gundungurra (an Australian language) and Star Trek's Klingon. But the site's real fun is found in its list of related sites, such as "Thesauri and Other Vocabulary Aids," "Language Identifiers and Guessers," "Web of Grammar," "Linguistic Sites" and "Linguistic Fun." If you ever drift from your goal while looking up words, those last two groupings may keep you unproductive for hours. The former links to comprehensive resources; the latter tells (among other things) why "ghoti" is pronounced "fish." — Gabriel Goldberg
The Web's Best Sites - "Annotated directory of links for dictionaries of more than (100) languages and for specialized and multilingual dictionaries; links for reference, learning, and historical grammars; and introductory materials and links about linguistics for non-specialists."
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"Trying to find the right word but don't know exactly where to look? If the Web of On-line Dictionaries doesn't help, the word may not have been created yet. It's that extensive: links to more than 500 dictionaries in 140-plus different languages. Includes a Linguistic Fun section to take things a step or two further. (Or is that farther?)"
"From Webster to Estonian, Chinese to Swahili, the links are here." Review: "The very attractive table at the top guides you easily to your area of interest, so you're bound to find what you need. In addition to every language (and some you couldn't), some interesting other dictionaries include: thesaurus, synonym, acronym, Medieval Latin, computer, legal, and medical (to name a few). A nice touch is an English language search option at the top of the page."
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"Look Up Foreign Words: This compendium of links includes many variations on the international-dictionary theme. You'll find the Welsh Spell-Checker here, as well as the Esperanto-Russian Dictionary. You may not want to quit your day job and sign up with the United Nations, but it's a great way to pepper your prose with a few exotic bons mots."
"Foreign language dictionaries abound on the internet , but putting all those good words to use requires some knowledge of the rules of usage and grammar ... [the] site includes links to dozens of on-line tutorials, grammar guides, and reference materials. The languages include the widely used such as Spanish and german. And the rare, like Quechua, which is spoken by the indigenous people in the Andes. The site also covers extinct languages, such as Akkadian, which was used in Mesopotamia in 3000 B.C."
If your Occitan or Cherokee is getting a bit rusty, visit this site and boost your vocabulary. It's a collection of links to "more than 800 dictionaries of over 160 different languages" living, dead and artificial. Many of the links are to full-blown dictionaries and others only to basic word lists. The compiler gives priority to free services and some even offer Real Audio pronunciation. Mayad lang nga swerte, as they say in Aklan.