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).

AskOxford: Jargon Buster – Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more

BambooWeb Dictionary!

Biographical Dictionary

BuzzWhack: The Buzzword Compliant Dictionary

Cambridge Dictionaries


Dictionary of English Usage


Google’s Glossary tool

Ninjawords – a fast online dictionary

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary and Thesaurus Reverse Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary

RhymeZone rhyming dictionary and thesaurus

The Brainy Dictionary

The Free Dictionary

The Word Detective

The Writers Portal: Word Power

Urban Dictionary

Word Assault


Word Spy

and some extras …

Words of the day emails:

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Merriam-Webster Online

New York Times

Oxford English Dictionary

Word of the day for your site


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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