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Old 01-28-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any suggestions about English dictionaries, online or on CD?
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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Does anyone have any suggestions about English dictionaries, online or on CD?
Go to http://yourdictionary.com/ - it has links to 99.99% (my guesstimate) of all online dictionaries, in whatever language.

My absolutely favorite dictionary site! (And I collect dictionaries, but after discovering this site, years ago already when it was still the author's hobby, I let this site do the online collecting for me!)

   
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I use http://dictionary.reference.com/ all the time...primarily to check my spellling than for any definitions...

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Old 01-28-2006, 03:58 PM   #4
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Does anyone have any suggestions about English dictionaries, online or on CD?
I have the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary installed on my PC. I don't particularly like the engine/GUI of this Veersion 2.0.

I'd love to have the full version, just for the references.

See http://www.oed.com/ and http://www.oed.com/services/cd-rom/

and there is also:

http://www.askoxford.com/

although I've not used that yet.

   
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Way back when, I decided to be lazy and simply type dictionary.com into my browser to see where it landed me. Got me what I needed, so I've just kept using that, but I'm bookmarking Marjolein's recomendation to explore.

   
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http://en.wikipedia.org/ is the one I use for the off-beat references.

   
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I usually use the free version of WordWeb (Windows) because I can just highlight the word and click an icon in my Windows tray to bring it up. There is also Langenberg. They have one-stop shopping for different kinds of dictionary services.
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Way back when, I decided to be lazy and simply type dictionary.com into my browser …
I’m even lazier: I dragged a copy of the free Mac Dictionary into the dock, and just click it when I want to check a word. It is quite good, and very fast, showing possibilities as you type.

   
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I’m even lazier: I dragged a copy of the free Mac Dictionary into the dock, and just click it when I want to check a word. It is quite good, and very fast, showing possibilities as you type.
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Can you translate from the Mac for us Windows types?
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:07 AM   #10
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I usually use the free version of WordWeb (Windows) .
Andrew,

Thank you for the link. I took a quick look, and I think it is just what I, and my Chinese/Malaysian wife need. I might even spring for the $19 paid version.

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