Cambridge Dictionaries OnlineChoose one of four dictionaries (Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, or Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs); then enter a word to read a definition.
Dictionary (Merriam-Webster Online)This online version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition (2003), searches both words and phrases, verifies spelling, pronunciation, definitions, and the earliest use of English language words.
Dictionary (Noah Webster, 1828)Alternate title: 1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language. Online version of the dictionary Noah Webster published in New York 1828. English definitions contemporary with Joseph Smith. Useful resource for defining words in Church History, Doctrine & Covenants, and the Book of Mormon.
Dictionary of Old English CorpusThe Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language, using today's most advanced technology. The DOE complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100-1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary, the three together providing a full description of the vocabulary of English.
Dictionaries of the World: YourDictionary.comA great preliminary jumping-off point that links to over 500 online dictionaries available in over 140 different languages. Includes multilingual as well as specialized English dictionaries, along with other linguistic tools and features for help with grammar, synonyms, translation, and more.
Middle English CompendiumThe Middle English Compendium offers easy access to and interconnectivity among three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary (MED), a HyperBibliography of Middle English Prose and Verse based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) OnlineAlternate title: OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary). The OED Online contains the complete searchable text of over half a million words from the 20 volume 2nd Edition. The dictionary traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations, offers etymological analysis, listings of variant spellings, and shows pronunciations. 1000 new and revised entries added quarterly. NOTE: The reference to the hard copy of the Oxford English Dictionary is HUM REF PE 1625 .O87
Oxford Language Dictionaries OnlineOxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) features fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Offering over 4 million words, phrases and translations in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. OLDO also features native speaker audio pronunciation - allowing you to hear how words actually sound. More than just a dictionary, OLDO offers a complete suite of language learning support materials for users of all levels: click-through verb tables and pronunciation charts, explanations of grammatical terms, hundreds sample letters, CVs and resumes, notes on life and culture, guidance on grammar and idiomatic usage, extensive links to other sites for further research, and more.
Webster's 1844 ed. DictionaryWebster's 1844 ed. dictionary in preparation at Webster's death in 1843. Includes the supplementary words from the 1841 ed., for a total of over 81,948 words.
Variation in English Words and PhrasesAlternate title: British National Corpus. With the British National Corpus (BNC) as underlying textual database, VIEW contains 100 million words of text from more than 70 registers. Several types of searches are supported: full wildcard, "fuzzy queries" (one word near another), searching by register (to compare vocabulary and grammar across the 70+ registers), simple side-by-side comparisons of the collocates of synonyms and antonyms, and integration with WordNet, a semantically-based hierarchy of English.
Corpus of Contemporary American EnglishThe corpus contains more than 385 million words of text, including 20 million words each year from 1990-2008, and it is equally divided among spoken, fiction, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic texts. (The most recent texts are from late 2008). The corpus will also be updated every six to nine months from this point on, and will therefore serve as a unique record of linguistic changes in American English.
Corpus of Historical American EnglishThe Corpus of Historical American English (COHA) is the largest structured corpus of historical English. The corpus was created by Mark Davies of Brigham Young University, with generous funding from the US National Endowment for the Humanities.
TIME Magazine corpusThe TIME Corpus of American English allows you to quickly and easily search more than 100 million words of text of American English from 1923 to the present, as found in TIME magazine. You can see how words and phrases have increased and decreased in usage and see how words have changed meaning over time. The corpus was created by Mark Davies of Brigham Young University.
International Corpus of Learner EnglishICLE is a computerized corpus of argumentative essays on different topics written by advanced learners of English (university students of English mainly in their second or third year). The ICLE project was launched in 1990 by Sylviane Granger, University of Louvain-la Neuve, Belgium, and in 2002 the corpus was released in CD-ROM format, accompanied by a handbook which describes its structure and the status of English in the countries of origin of the learners. The corpus is made up of a number of subcorpora representing the following language backgrounds: Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. There is also a smaller comparable corpus of British and American undergraduate essays. The length of the essays varies between 500 and 1000 words. (as described by Ã…bo Akademi - Finland)