dictionaries and thesauri

 

american heritage dictionary of the english languageTHE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, 4th ed.                                                                           

 

 

cambridge dictionaries onlineCAMBRIDGE DICTIONARIES ONLINE

 

dictionary dot comDICTIONARY.COM

 

dictionary of cancer terms

DICTIONARY OF CANCER TERMS

 

enchanted learning little explorers english dictionary LITTLE EXPLORERS ENGLISH PICTURE DICTIONARY

 

longman dictionary of contemporary english-dictionaryLONGMAN DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH ONLINE

 

 

MEDLINEPLUS MEDICAL DICTIONARY 

merriam websterMERRIAM-WEBSTER ONLINE

 

msn encarta

MSN ENCARTA DICTIONARY

 

ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY

TAGALOG DICTIONARY

THESAURUS.COM

URBAN DICTIONARY 

WEBSTER’S ONLINE DICTIONARY

yourdictionarycomYOURDICTIONARY.COM

 

What is a dictionary?

  • a reference source in print or electronic form containing words usually alphabetically arranged along with information about their forms, pronunciations, functions, etymologies, meanings, and syntactical and idiomatic uses
  • a reference book listing alphabetically terms or names important to a particular subject or activity along with discussion of their meanings and applications
  • a reference book giving for words of one language equivalents in another
  • a computerized list (as of items of data or words) used for reference (as for information retrieval or word processing)
Source: “dictionary.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 7 June 2009. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictionary

What is a thesaurus?

  • a book of words or of information about a particular field or set of concepts
  • a book of words and their synonyms
  • a list of subject headings or descriptors usually with a cross-reference system for use in the organization of a collection of documents for reference and retrieval
Source: “thesaurus.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2009. Merriam-Webster Online. 7 June 2009. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thesaurus

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