- All Free Dictionaries Project
- Automatic translation database of over 50 tongues with
multidirectional lookup capability. Users may contribute by
reviewing entries and submitting word lists to help in building a
- Collection of language and translation dictionaries.
- The Alternative
Dictionaries - Slang for foreign-language learners, with
definitions in English. Collaborative project - entries are made
by Internet users. About 80 tongues.
Dictionary Section - General and scientific terminology.
Trees, flowers, birds, whales and dolphins, wind. Czech, Slovak,
English, Latin, German.
Bulgarian Rechnik - Contains words and expressions in six
languages - Bulgarian, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and
Vocabulary: English, French, Spanish - Similar nouns,
adjectives and adverbs grouped under their endings.
- Cool Slang -
Collaborative project, open choice of language pairs. Explanation
and translation of colloquial expressions.
- Bidirectional word translation between English and French and
one-way translation from German into English with vocal output
- Dictionaric - A
collection of translating dictionaries by Patrick Jouannès.
Various languages. Anthroponymic glossaries of English, French,
and Arab names.
of Nigerian Languages - English to Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and
Pidgin, the languages of Nigeria.
Dictionaries of South Asia - An electronic library of printed
works, multilingual and monolingual, for English-speaking readers
of over 30 major languages of the region. Uses Unicode for
non-Latin fonts and unusual diacritics.
On-Line Dictionary - English, Dutch, French, German,
- EUdict - Translation
between English and: Croatian, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish.
Dutch-Croatian-Dutch. Also one-way translations from German to
English, Spanish, or Italian. Interface in English or Croatian.
- FinnHun Dictionary and
Thesaurus - Finnish, Hungarian, English.
- Freedict.com - English
to/from Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese,
Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Swedish. Online version of the
Dictionary - Word and phrase translations of the Filipino
languages Tagalog and Cebuano to German and English. Multimedia
and phrase library.
- Hello, I love you - How to
say the former in various languages. Live chat room.
Translator - English to/from Spanish, French, German, Italian,
- InterGlot.com -
Translates between Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish, and
Cursing and Swearing Dictionary - For idiomatic use of
offensive language and insults. French, German, Hebrew, Italian,
Japanese, Malaysian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish, and
Turkish into English.
- Internet Dictionary Project
- Collaborative works. English, Spanish, Italian, German, French,
Latin, Portuguese, Assyrian, and Persian.
- Internet Picture
Dictionary - With interactive activities for French, German,
Spanish, Italian, and ESL learners.
Idioms Dictionary - Scanned pages of a printed work by Я.М.Троицкий,
1998. Users can jump to individual records thanks to alphabetical
- Kamus Online Dictionary -
Collaborative project of general scope. Indonesian to/from
English, Dutch, French.
Hausa - Translations between Hausa, English, and German. Basic
orthography information, user contributions.
- LangToLang - English,
Spanish, French, German, Turkish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese,
Rumanian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Czech, Serbo-Croatian,
Hungarian, Finnish, Esperanto, and Swahili.
- Lexsee Multi Language Dictionary
- Bidirectional lookup and browsable index of terms in 30
of Dictionaries - Directory by the University of Paderborn,
Dictionaries - Translations and dialogues.
- A Little
Dictionary of Italian/Tongan/English - Common words and
- Defines English words and provides optional translations into
French, German, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese.
- Majstro Aplikaĵoj's
Translation Dictionary - Based on the Ergane database, which
uses the artificial language Esperanto to translate between
Search Engine (1744) - 3rd edition of Hieronymus Megiser's
Dictionarium quatuor linguarum, with English added. Browse in
original order, more or less alphabetical in German. Reverse
search of Slovenian entries, in original or normalized
orthography. Interface in English. Results in English, German,
Latin, Slovenian, and Italian.
- MIDDIM: Interactive
Multilingual Dictionary - Search for words and phrases, flexed
paradigms, syntactic analysis, final segments, initial segments.
Catalan, English, German.
- Online Dictionary.biz
- English to/from French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese,
Chinese, Russian. With definitions and translations. From the
European language sections it will translate one word into six
languages at one time.
Papillon Project - Open source lexical database created by
computational linguists. Chinese, English, Estonian, French,
German, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai, Vietnamese.
- PetaMem Multilingual
Dictionary - Translates words and expressions between English,
German, French, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish,
- Picture-Based Multilingual
Dictionary - Language-learning tool. Users can try to identify
what they see, and then move the mouse over the pictures to
generate the answers. Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German,
Italian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
- Directory of lexicographic works. Norwegian, Danish, Swedish,
- Pop-up translation system, which helps you read Web pages in a
foreign language and learn new words as you go along. Study games.
For Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and other languages.
- Project for the
Documentation of the Languages of Mesoamerica (PDLMA) -
Lexicon, phonology, and morphosyntax of selected Mije-Sokean
languages: Oluta and San Miguel Chimalapa Soke. Translations
to/from Spanish and English.
- Word lookup, retrieving exact and fuzzy matches. English to/from
French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
- Rojname Dictionary
- Bidirectional word lookup. Kurdish to/from English, German, and
- Sakhr Dictionary -
Multidirectional lookup of Arabic, English, and French terms, with
Arabic as a primary index.
Trilingual Online Dictionary - Collaborative project
administered by RedSea Online.
- Sözlük - Over 500,000
entries. General vocabulary, as well as Internet and auto terms.
Turkish, Ottoman, English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
- Sözlük Multilingual
Dictionary - By Hidayet Doğan. Turkish from/to English
Glossaries - Chilean slang; food, countries, capital cities,
and inhabitants; technical lingoes; directory. Spanish, English,
German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch.
Dictionary - Three-way lookup between English, Hungarian, and
Translating Dictionaries - Search to and from Afrikaans,
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Finnish, French,
Frisian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish. Based on the Ergane
database by Majstro Aplikaĵoj.
- Tritrans - Word
translator, supporting English, Spanish, and Norwegian.
- Ultralingua.net -
Offers translations between English and a number of languages.
- VDict: Vietnamese-English-French
Dictionary - Supports simultaneous lookup in translation and
Vietnamese-only dictionaries, the FOLDOC computing dictionary, and
the Wordnet English dictionary.
Dictionary - English, Polish, Belarussian, Russian and
Ukrainian Translator. Interface available in all 5 languages.
- Wiktionary - Collaborative
project for creating a free lexical database in every language,
complete with meanings, etymologies, and pronunciations.
- WinDi Multilingual
Dictionaries - Translation, spelling, conjugation, grammar,
and sound files for pronunciation. Multidirectional lookup to/from
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese.
- WordGumbo -
Searchable repository of word lists in plain text for a variety of
languages, with English equivalents. Also some resources on the
comparative linguistics of Indo-European languages.
- WordReference.com -
Dictionary containing English to/from Spanish, French, German, and
Italian, and a language forum.
- Directory of lexicographic works, various languages.
Etymology - Online database version of the Altaic Etymological
Dictionary by S. Starostin, A. Dybo and O. Mudrak.
- American Dialect
Society - A scholarly association dedicated to the study of
the English language in North America.
- Etymology of Clichés, Expressions and Words Etymology -
English language terms and expressions.
Comparative Dictionary of Indo-Aryan Languages - Online
version of the indexes of R.L. Turner's 1962-1985 dictionary from
the Digital Dictionaries of South Asia.
- Dave Wilton's Etymology
Page - Devoted to etymology of common words and slang phrases.
- English Language Roots:
The Meanings of Word Prefixes, Suffixes and Syllables -
Reference chart for Greek, Latin, and other roots of the English
language. Understanding such roots can help guessing the meaning
of words and creating neologisms or brand names.
- Etymologic - The
brain-twisting etymology game.
Speaking - A list of some curious word origins.
- Word origins and links.
- European Sayings &
Idiomatic Expressions - Dedicated to gathering sayings and
idioms and their translation/explanation from all over Europe.
User contributions welcome.
- Exploring English
Words - Exploring English words that are derived from Latin
and Greek sources with etymologies and vocabulary activities.
- Focusing on Words - An
advanced Latin-Greek-English vocabulary source of etymologies with
thematic units of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, and vocabulary
- MooT - The game of
grammar, semantics, and etymology. Play online the game that
investigates the history and meaning of English words.
Expressions in the Vernacular - Myriad expressions in everyday
English have nautical origins. This web page lists expressions and
definitions mentioned by listswains, members of the Patrick
O'Brian Mailing List, also known as the Gunroom.
Words In English - Neologisms and novel uses of words in
English collected by members of the class Linguistics/English 215,
Words in English: Structure, History and Use, taught by Suzanne
Kemmer at Rice University.
York State Facts - The origins of New York State's county
- Online Etymology Dictionary
- History and evolution of more than 30,000 words, including slang
and technical terms.
- Origin of
Phrases - Categorized etymologies of phrases.
- Oxford English
Dictionary - Presents a word a day complete with
pronunciation, spellings, etymology, quotations and date chart.
- Pandora's Word Box -
Relates medical terminology to the humanities, offering a weekly
overview with references to classical etymology.
- The Phrase Finder - The
meanings and origins of thousands of English phrases and sayings.
Also contains a discussion forum to ask a panel questions on the
meaning and origin of phrases.
- Richard Lederer's Verbivore
- Linguistic fun from, Richard Lederer, the best-selling author of
The Word Circus and the new Sleeping Dogs Don't Lay, a helpful
guide for grappling with vexing grammar questions.
of English - An etymological dictionary you can download by
Prof. Eugene Cotter, Seton Hall University.
and Everyday Expressions - Your online source for the sayings
and expressions you use everyday. Search for their meaning,
history and origin, find sayings, expressions, phrases,
quotations, cliches, unusual words, and wordplay.
Teacher - A new word or phrase posted every week giving you
the meaning, origin and an example of the usage of the word or
- Take Our Word for It -
Weekly etymology magazine.
The Meaning of This? - The origins of quirky English words and
phrases like "In like Flynn" and "blackmail."
- Word and Phrase
Origins - Directory. Part of the Internet Public Library.
Describes books and web sites that might be helpful. Offers a hint
on how to use an ordinary search engine when looking for
- The Word Detective
- Words and language in a humorous vein. The online version of The
Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions
about words and language. Written by Evan Morris.
Origins - This regularly updated page, provided by The
Writer's Place, focuses on a word and its spelling, pronunciation,
Origins and Meanings of Economic Terms - Click on a word and
go right to a brief discussion of its origin.
- Word Quests for Word
Seekers - Searchable dictionary of word origins, organized in
cross-referenced thematic lists by Latin and/or Greek roots.
English entries are also defined.
- Word Sources -
Includes a searchable database of Latin and Greek roots and
affixes, a free newsletter, and links to other sites.
- Word Spy - Collection of
recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent
renaissance, and older words that are now being used in new ways.
with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures - An etymological study
of numerous words used in churches and Scriptures that have their
origin in pagan religions.
- World Wide Words -
Michael Quinion writes about International English from a British
viewpoint. Hundreds of pages on the history, origins, evolution
and idiosyncrasies of English, with features on new words and
words in the news.