Last Updated: Apr 6, 2011
Formerly Sign Language Dictionary Online - at Deaf World Web
"With more than 900,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.
in Hoover Library
Language dictionaries and thesauri
are in the 400s section of the Reference
types of dictionaries are located under the subject of the
medical dictionaries are in the medical section, financial
are in the business section, etc. Dictionaries in the reference collection may not be checked out. Dictionaries in the general
collection can be checked out.
Oxford English Dictionary
"the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past."
A web site that gathers "recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are being used in new ways."
Search multiple dictionaries at the same time.
"YourDictionary.com has been recognized as the authoritative resource for online dictionary and thesaurus use..."
All Free Dictionaries Project
"This site provides over 120 free dictionaries for translating over 52 languages. The project is interactive in the sense that everyone is welcome to add new translations or correct existing entries."
Yahoo! Babel Fish
"Machine translation of English from and into several European languages, plus Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. You can enter text or a website address to be translated."
"Translates your words from English to German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Afrikaans, Latin, or Esperanto, as well as from each of these languages to the others. Includes phrases."