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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus
Based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's CollegiateŽ Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
A searchable dictionary of American English, including introductory essays on the natural history of English, the Indo-European origin of English, and the mathematics of language. An accompanying guide discusses syllabication and pronunciation and explains the schwa, stress, and equal and unequa
Phrase Finder
1,900 English idioms, phrases and expressions, with their meanings and origins
Oxford Living Dictionaries
Oxford Dictionaries focuses on current language and practical usage. The English site provides free access to the largest current English dictionaries and thesaurus as well as helpful tips on grammar, usage, spelling, and more.
Collins English Thesaurus
With more than 500,000 words, meanings, phrases, synonyms and antonyms, the Collins English online thesaurus is ideal for everyday use at home, for study, at the office and on the go.
WordReference English Synonyms
The WordReference English Synonyms provides users with a comprehensive collection of more than 24,000 English words. Additionally, several of the synonyms include important context markers that aid language learners in the proper usage of those terms.