Online Dictionaries

If you are new to this series, the first post is New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Write: Part 1, followed by Learn to Write: Part 2: Helpful Writing Books, then Learn to Write: Part 3: Online Writing Guidelines.

Below you find more online dictionaries then most anyone could use in a week. Some serious, some fun, some with multi offerings. All should be useful for the curious. At the bottom of the list is a ‘Word of the Day’ section. I’ve signed up for two which fill my inbox with words I know (but could use more often, like hullabaloo) and some I don’t (like borborygmic). The list ends with the ‘Grammar Girl’ podcasts, with her updates getting sucked into my feeder (bloglines).

AllWords.com

AskOxford: Jargon Buster

Answers.com – Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more

BambooWeb Dictionary!

Biographical Dictionary

BuzzWhack: The Buzzword Compliant Dictionary

Cambridge Dictionaries

Collins

Dictonary.com

Dictionary of English Usage

Fictionary

Google’s Glossary tool

Ninjawords – a fast online dictionary

lookwayup.com

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus

Onelook.com: Reverse Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus

The Brainy Dictionary

The Free Dictionary

Thesaurus.com

The Word Detective

The Writers Portal: Word Power

Urban Dictionary

Word Assault

Wordsmyth!

Word Spy

yourDictionary.com

and some extras …

Words of the day emails:

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Dictionary.com

Merriam-Webster Online

New York Times

Onelook.com

Oxford English Dictionary

Wordsmith.org

yourDictionary.com

Word of the day for your site

Podcasts

Grammar Girl

Following will be Part 5 Online Writing Tips: Individual articles, Part 6 Online Writing Courses, Part 7 The Plan.

In the meantime, please visit Change This: Calling All Designers: Learn to Write!

This has been a part of my New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Write series. The index can be found at the Learn to Write: Recap.

Three pages were created from the series: A Designer’s Resolve, A Designer’s Resolve: Resources and A Designer’s Resolve: Complete book list.

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