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Find Dictionaries in Hoover

Language dictionaries and thesauri are in the 400s section of the Reference collection on the 1st floor of the library. These cannot be checked out.


Other types of dictionaries are located under the subject of the dictionary (i.e. medical, financial or business dictionaries). Do a search in the box below for these specialized sources. Dictionaries in the general collection can be checked out.


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English Dictionaries

  • 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."
  • Webster's Online Dictionary
    Dictionary and thesaurus
    Dictionary, thesaurus, and translator.
  • Word Spy
    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."
  • One Look
    Search multiple dictionaries at the same time.
  • Wordsmyth
    Dictionary and thesaurus
  • CMU Pronouncing Dictionary
    " has been recognized as the authoritative resource for online dictionary and thesaurus use..."

Translating Dictionaries

  • Google Translate
    "Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between dozens of different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of our supported languages. With Google Translate, we hope to make information universally accessible and useful, regardless of the language in which it’s written."
  • American Translators Association: ATA Online Directories
    "This site contains directories of thousands of individual translators and interpreters, and companies offering translation services. Searchable by language, location, and specialty."
  • 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! Babelfish
    "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."
  • Travlang
    "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."

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