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ML 3270J: Translation as Writing

English Language Dictionaries

The largest and most famous dictionary of English is the Oxford English Dictionary. Its particular strength is coverage of historical meanings of English words. Two other online resources are:

The table below gives some call number ranges for dictionaries and other word books in Alden Library. Non-circulating volumes are in the Learning Commons on the 2nd floor. You can find many additional volumes, which you can check out, on the 7th floor.

PE1400 - PE1498 Usage; Writing; Translation
PE1571 - PE1631 Dictionaries
   PE1591    Synonyms and antonyms
PE1667 - PE3729 Specialized Word Books
   PE1700 - PE3602 Dialects; Provincialisms
   PE3701 - PE3729 Slang; Vulgarisms

 

WordNet Search is a large lexical database of English which groups nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs into groups of synonyms, antonyms, and other words related in a hierarchical semantic sense. 

Wordnik logoWordnik is a multi-purpose word tool. It provides definitions of English words (with examples); lists of related words such as synonyms, words that are more specific and more generic than the target word, etc.; user-created lists of words; images; audio pronunciations; and much more.

Collocations, Idioms, etc.