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Collins Dictionaries

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

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."

Glossary of Poetic Terms

Extensive glossary of poetry terms from the Poetry Foundation.

Green's Dictionary of Slang

A large historical dictionary of English slang.

Historical Thesaurus of English

Contains almost 800,000 words from Old English to the present day arranged into detailed hierarchies within broad conceptual categories such as Thought or Music.

LangMedia: Resources for World Languages

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

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.


This site contains thousands of definitions about computers, the Internet, and the online world of business, technology & communication.


A guide to over 200 writing systems worldwide.

OneLook Dictionary Search

Searches over 100 online dictionaries.


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."

Oxford English Dictionary

UB Only

Traces the development of words in English over time. is a huge collection of poems from famous and not-so-famous poets from around the world.

Free dictionary for translating into many foreign languages.

Power Thesaurus

A crowdsourced thesaurus.

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus

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

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."

Translation dictionaries for French, Italian, and Spanish.

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.