DICTIONARIES

DICTIONARY MEGASITES

1000dictionaries
www.1000dictionaries.com/dindex.html
The site devoted to the dissemination of information to Internet users via extensive listings of places carrying dictionaries, encyclopedias, glossaries, thesauri, and other means of reference. There are over 2,800 useful links.

LawDictionaries.com
www.lawdictionaries.com/
This site provides links to free on-line law dictionaries and thesauri, arranged by type of law.

Online Dictionaries
www.online-dictionary.net/
Set of dictionaries organized by language, from English and Spanish, to sign language. Also includes topical dictionaries, such as medical, law and science dictionaries.

Research it! Language Tools
www.itools.com/research/
Site includes a number of searchable English dictionaries (Webster, Thesaurus) as well as other language tools such as rhyming dictionary, pronouncing dictionary, Translator Universal, etc.

WinDi Multilingual Dictionaries
www.langdy.com/dacc_g.htm
Free online multidirectional disctionaries in 7 languages (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), including complete verb conjugation and grammar.

YourDictionary.com
www.yourdictionary.com
"Language portal ... with more than 2500 dictionaries and grammars in over 300 languages, games that build language skills, and a forum ... for discussing language issues with the logophile community." Resources contain general and specialized vocabulary. Searchable and browsable. From a language products and services company.

GENERAL DICTIONARIES AND THESAURI

The American-British, British-American Dictionary for English Speaking People
members.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionaryclassic/
This dictionary of American to British and British to American includes a comprehensive introduction with details on differences in spelling, pronunciation, and usage, as well as a brief history of the English language.

American Heritage Dictionary of English Language

www.bartleby.com/61/
This is the online version of the fourth edition of this dictionary, originally published in 2000. "Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes."

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

dictionary.cambridge.org/
International dictionary of English, and also includes Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms, and Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs.

Dictionary
dictionary.reference.com/
Searchers dictionary or web for words. Also includes links to other language dictionaries and writing style resources.

Dictionary of Slang
www.peevish.co.uk/slang/
A searchable and browsable guide "to the many slang expressions heard in the United Kingdom." Includes bibliography.

Fine Dictionary
www.finedictionary.com/
Includes definitions from four dictionaries (WordNet, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Century Dictionary, and Cyclopedia and Chamber's Twentieth Century Dictionary), illustrations, example sentences, interesting facts, quotations, idioms and etymology, and related words (synonyms, hypernyms, hyonyms).

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
www.eb.com/
Part of the Encyclopedia Britannica Online site, the dictionary is searchable and includes an pronounciation guide and links between related terms.

Merriam-Webster Online
www.m-w.com/
Searchable versions of Webster Dictionary and Webster Thesaurus with links between the terms defined and and its synonyms.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/webster.form.html
Includes 109,562 entries.

Roget's Thesaurus
humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html

Thesaurus
thesaurus.com/

Vocabulary.com
www.vocabulary.com/


LANGUAGE-TO-LANGUAGE
DICTIONARIES AND TRANSLATORS

Dictionaries
www.helsinki.fi/~hkantola/dict.html
A long list of language to language dictionaries. Includes a lot of hard-to-find combinations, such as Maori-English, Esperanto, Mongolian-Spanish, etc.

Logos
www.logos.it/lang/transl_en.html
A multi-lingual searchable translation service; input a word in one language and retrieve the equivalent word in various other languages.

OneLook Dictionaries
www.onelook.com/
Searches in 619 dictionaries and through 24,68,713 words. Searchers for definitions in English, Spanish, French, German and Italian, or you may request a translation of a word.

Online Dictionaries and Translators
www.word2word.com/dictionary.html
Includes very large collection of language to language dictionaries, covering a number of more unusual languages. 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE-RELATED 
DICTIONARIES AND GLOSSARIES

Buzz Words and Catch Phrases
www.newslab.org/resources/terrorgloss.htm
This resource has definitions of "people, places, agencies, technology, jargon and clichés used in the aftermath of the [September 11, 2001, terrorist] attack on the United States." Topics include terrorism, war, geopolitics, religion, homeland security, and disaster recovery.

Center for Sex Offender Management

www.csom.org/pubs/glossary.pdf
A glossary of terms with definitions that reflect conventionally accepted language in the field of sex offender management.

Criminology Terms Glossary
www.prenhall.com/cjcentral/crimtoday4e/glossary/a.html

A Prisoner's Dictionary
dictionary.prisonwall.org/


A list of prison-related procedural terms and prisoners' jargon, with an emphasis on California prison culture. Includes Numbers and Maxims.

Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade

www.expomed.com/content/drugterms.pdf
This site contains "over 2,000 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity." Browsable by drug names and types. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

LAW DICTIONARIES

1000dictionaries/Law
www.1000dictionaries.com/opendir/index.php?browse=/Society/Law/
Includes numerous legal glossaries as well as glossaries of legal terms in other languages.

Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute: Wex
www.law.cornell.edu/wex/
Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute [LII] at the Cornell Law School." Searchable, or browsable by category.

Duhaime's Law Dictionary

www.duhaime.org/diction.htm
Plain language law dictionary, accessible and browsable by letter.

FindLaw Dictionary
dictionary.lp.findlaw.com/
Findlaw's searchable legal dictionary.

Glossary of Legal Terms
irishbarrister.com/
This site, by Dublin-based barrister Kieron Wood, is an HTML collection of definitions of legal terms. This site also includes links on issues related to the practice of law in Ireland.

International Law Dictionary & Directory
www.justlawlinks.com/GLOBAL/international/international-index-global.php
This is a listing of definitions of words and phrases used in international law with linked cross-references to related words and phrases. Also includes descriptions of international organizations and their acronyms with links to their on-line home pages.

Legal Terms Dictionary
www.lawguru.com/dictionary/index.htm
This on-line legal dictionary is based on the 1856 Bouvier's Law Dictionary. The site contains an on-line help facility and access to a variety og legal resources.

The 'Lectric Law Library's Legal Lexicon's Lyceum
www.lectlaw.com/def.htm
Considered the net's best law dictionary with thousands of definitions, explanations of legal terms, phrases and concepts.

SOCIAL SCIENCE DICTIONARIES

The Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms
www.animatedsoftware.com/statglos/statglos.htm
The glossary is conveniently organized with a suggested learning order of statistical terms for those unfamiliar with statistical analysis, and with an alphabetical list for those already familiar with statistical procedure.

Sociology Dictionary
www.webref.org/

Statistics Glossary
www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/alphabet.html
The Statistics Glossary includes the following categories of statistical terms: Basic Definitions , Presenting Data , Sampling , Probability , Confidence Intervals , Hypothesis Testing , Paired Data, Correlation and Regression , Design of Experiments and ANOVA , Categorical Data , Non-parametric Methods , and Time Series Data .

UNESCO Thesaurus
databases.unesco.org/thesaurus/
Provides a controlled vocabulary of subject terms for education; science; culture; social and human sciences; information and communication; and politics, law and economics. It also includes the names of countries and groupings of countries (political, economic, geographic, ethnic and religious, and linguistic groupings).