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4.1 Dictionaries and Thesauri

Don't want to install any software on your pc? Spellcheck.net is the place for you. Paste your text into the space provided and click spellcheck - that simple.

Spellcheck.net also has an abundance of links to some great resources, including calculators, currency conversions, and a unit converter.

by Cariad See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2003-12-20 09:38:01

Quite a few people here have vocabularies that would make Mr. Webster proud and they are not afraid to use them. You can always use the time-honored method of asking what a word means, but that does open you up to the possibility of embarrassment.

There are several good online dictionaries. Merriam-Webster OnLine has a friendly web interface and contains most of the words I know and quite a few I don't know. (They even have most of the really good swear words.) M-W.COM also offers a toolbar for Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

If this dictionary doesn't have what you need, you might try The Online Dictionary List or one of the Specialty Dictionaries.

by Mospaw See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2004-01-23 19:30:42

FindLaw hosts the Guide to Legalese by the Mississippi Bar Association.

by climbers See Profile edited by Post_It See Profile
last modified: 2004-09-07 19:55:18

It's a tossup between doctors and lawyers as to who can confuse us the most with what they say. If you aren't sure what your doctor said to you, head on over to MedTerms where you'll find "...easy-to-understand explanations of over 15,000 medical terms."

Remember, though, it's always best to ask your doctor directly what they meant, rather than rely on the web for medical information.

by Post_It See Profile
last modified: 2004-09-08 01:23:01

AllWords.com, in addition to definitions, offers translation, crossword puzzles, a crossword solver, and a lot of links for word lovers.

by climbers See Profile

Two good ones: AltaVista's Bable Fish and Google's Language tools. Both do typed text, as well as entire web page translation.

A word of caution: Don't trust online translations with anything very important. For example, in Bable Fish, going from English to Chinese, and then back again, this:


Do fries go with that shake?

becomes this:

Frying in oil match that vibration?

by climbers See Profile
last modified: 2003-12-30 16:26:07

There are 11,566 entries, many illustrated, in Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics (MathWorld ).

Everything you ever wanted to know about mathematics.

by climbers See Profile

Having trouble remembering a word, but know what it means? Try a reverse dictionary:

»www.onelook.com/reverse-dictiona ··· ry.shtml

by climbers See Profile
last modified: 2004-10-30 12:25:53

The official one is here:

»www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/se ··· arch.cfm

But you can also just check from the main page: »www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/

Update provided by aztecnology See Profile

by dandelion See Profile edited by tmpchaos See Profile
last modified: 2010-08-18 20:03:39