Originally Posted by Neillythere
Following on from Mihai, here's some references that I regularly use:
Answers.com - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more
AskOxford: Free online dictionary resources from Oxford University Press
Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus. Free access.
Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online
Wikipedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You may also see references in some posts to BNC:
[bnc] British National Corpus
There's also the Urban Dictionary (street slang):
Urban Dictionary: Define Your World
And, of course, for those who irreverently want to poke fun at English words:
[ The Devil's Dictionary Dot Com ]
It's somewhat similar to the cynic's dictionary:
The Cynic's Sanctuary
Don't use these last 2 references as valid definitions!
Hope these help
PS I store them all in a folder on my "links" bar in Internet Explorer for ease of use.
The following one is from RonB:
Also try:Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free online reference, research & homework help. — Infoplease.comIt's worth your time. And it's not depressing at all.
I hope these earlier posts by myself & RonB can help.
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