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Collins Dictionaries

Free dictionaries from Collins (English, French, German & Spanish).


Ethnologue.com

Comprehensive listinging of information about the living languages of the world.


Evolution of Alphabets

Animated images visually portray the evolution of historically important alphabets.


Forvo: All the Words in the World. Pronounced

A site that claims to be "the largest pronunciation guide in the world."


LangMedia: Resources for World Languages

Large collection of foreign language media materials geared toward students preparing to study abroad & scholars pursuing independent study.


Lexicool.com

Searchable directory to more than 6,000 freely available online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries.


Modern Language Association Language Map

Easily explore and map the inguistic diversity of the United States.


Omniglot

A guide to over 200 writing systems worldwide.


OneLook Dictionary Search

Searches over 100 online dictionaries.


Oxford English Dictionary

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Traces the development of words in English over time.


PONS.eu

Free dictionary for translating into many foreign languages.


Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

Look up synonyms using the third edition (1996) of this classic thesaurus.


Synonym.com

Resource for English synonyms, antonyms, and definitions.


The Free dictionary

Contains English language medical, legal, financial, and computer dictionaries, plus a thesaurus, acronyms dictionary, and encyclopedias.


Urban Dictionary

Slang dictionary with user-created definitions.


Visual Accent & Dialect Archive (VARDA)

VADA is a video archive of English-language accents and dialects gathered from around the globe, providing visual information on language sound pronunciation for the theater community.


Visual Dictionary Online

Definitions of "more 20,000 terms ... [and] more than 6,000 stunning illustrations of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life."


Word Finder

"This utility will find words with any combination of listed parameters. For example, you can find all 6 letter words that start with "d" and end with "n". Find words that rhyme by searching for words that end with the same letters."


WordReference.com

Translation dictionaries for French, Italian, and Spanish.


YourDictionary.com

An incredible array of English and foreign language dictionaries and grammars and much more. Includes an online version of the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition.