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Online Dictionary Links from the Loudoun County Public Library

Monday, March 31, 2008
List of Dictionary Links excerpted from the
Loudoun County Public Library Dictionaries

       
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
http://dictionary.cambridge.org
This site includes online versions of the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary, the Cambridge Dictionary of American English, the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, and more.

Merriam-Webster OnLine
http://m-w.com
This online dictionary provides the student not only with the definitions of English words, but also contains sound files of their actual pronunciation. In addition, the site offers an online thesaurus, Word of the Day, word games, and other language-learning resources. Now includes a Spanish/English dictionary.

One Look Dictionary Search
http://www.onelook.com
Search over 900 online dictionaries for words and phrases in various languages.

WordReference.com
http://www.wordreference.com
Free online translation dictionaries in Spanish, French, and Italian. Language discussion forums are also included, as well as a Word Reference Toolbar for easy access from your desktop.

yourDictionary.com
http://www.yourdictionary.com
This is a comprehensive language portal with more than 2500 dictionaries, grammars in over 300 languages, games that build language skills, and a discussion forum.

Slang and Idioms

ESL Slang Page
http://www.eslcafe.com/slang/list.html
An alphabetical listing of English slang words and phrases, along with their definitions. Clearly indicates expressions which may be considered rude or offensive.

The Idiom Connection
http://www.idiomconnection.com
Indexes English idioms both alphabetically and by subject.

Post courtesy of Tri-Ed Tutoring, a private tutoring company serving the DC Metro, Baltimore Washington Region, and Northern Virginia. For more information, please visit www.tri-edtutoring.com.

 

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