General Dictionaries & Glossaries


This first section of useful links and resources for translators and interpreters includes these categories of dictionaries and glossaries:

General English /

General Spanish /

General Monolingual / General Into & Out of Spanish /

General Multilingual / Pronunciation Multilingual

The other four sections of useful links and resources for translators and interpreters on separate pages are:

subject-specific dictionaries and glossaries

writing-related resources

translation-related tools and links

other links of interest

It is worth checking with your University to see whether they have agreements in place for you to access some of these resources free of charge.

Last updated February 2022

General English

  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  2. Cambridge Essential British English Dictionary
  3. Collins English Dictionary British and American English
  4. Dictionary.com
  5. Dictionary of American Regional English
  6. Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
  7. Dictionary of Singlish and Singapore English
  8. Fine Dictionary definitions from 4 dictionaries, example sentences, facts, quotations, idioms, etc.
  9. The Free Dictionary
  10. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  11. Green’s Dictionary of Slang
  12. Heinle’s Newbury House Dictionary of American English
  13. MacMillan Dictionary
  14. Macquarie Dictionary Australian dictionary and thesaurus (free trial)
  15. Merriam Webster
  16. NZ English to US English
  17. OneLook Dictionary for definitions, words related to words or concepts, words/phrases starting or ending with word or letters, etc.
  18. Terminology Without Borders (TermCoord)
  19. The Online Slang Dictionary
  20. Oxford English Dictionary (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  21. Oxford Reference (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  22. TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free software to download)
  23. Urban Dictionary crowdsourced dictionary for slang terms and phrases
  24. Vocabulary.com a dictionary that includes a section called The Challenge to help you learn difficult words
  25. WikiDiff for quickly finding the difference between words
  26. Wordnik definitions, examples ad related words
  27. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)
  28. 3000+ Translation Glossaries List created by Inbox Translation

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General Spanish

  1. Coloquialmente glosario sobre el español coloquial
  2. Diccionario Clave diccionario de uso del español actual
  3. Diccionario de Significados y Definiciones
  4. Diccionario del Español de México
  5. Diccionario de variantes del español
  6. Diccionario español de construcciones preposicionales
  7. Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (DPD)
  8. Dirae Diccionario inverso by the Real Academia Española
  9. DRAE Diccionario de la lengua española by the Real Academia Española
  10. Fundéu BBVA Fundación del Español Urgente (buen uso del español en los medios de comunicación)
  11. Goodrae diccionario hipertextual, lematizado y con búsqueda inversa
  12. Jergas de habla hispana
  13. Vocabulario Popular Cubano Diccionario Cubano- Español

General Monolingual

  1. Duden Wörterbuch online
  2. Larousse Dictionnaire de Français

General Into & Out of Spanish

  1. Academia Canaria de la Lengua
  2. Diccionario Argentino-Español
  3. Diccionario avanzado catalán-español dict.com
  4. Diccionario catalán – español Glosbe
  5. Diccionario catalán <> español Lexicool
  6. Diccionario español – mallorquín
  7. Diccionario General de la Lengua Asturiana
  8. Dudario General Servicio de Traducción al Español (Naciones Unidas)
  9. Granada University en<>es Dictionary
  10. Spanish Central by Merriam-Webster – translation with word-by-word breakdown
  11. Spanish Translator Services Several links to glossaries & dictionaries
  12. Word Magic es-en only

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General Multilingual

  1. abcXXL Online Dictionary be, de, en, et, fr, ga, lt, lv, pl, ru, sv, uk
  2. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias searches several resources
  3. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias German version of the above
  4. Bab.la 28 languages
  5. Beolingus de-en-es-pt
  6. Collins Dictionaries de, en, es, fr and it
  7. Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana ca, de, en, es, fr
  8. dict.cc English-German and Multilingual Dictionary
  9. Enciclopedia.cat Catalan-Spanish and Catalan-English dictionaries and more
  10. EuroTermBank multiple languages
  11. Euskalterm Basque public term bank en-es-eu-fr
  12. Glosbe the multilingual online dictionary
  13. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  14. GlossaryLinks (TermCoord) search tool to find glossary you need from database of nearly 2,500 glossaries
  15. GoldenDict dictionary lookup program (software)
  16. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission
  17. IATE InterActive Terminology for Europe. The database can also be downloaded.
  18. Keybot translation search machine in 143 languages
  19. Larousse Dictionnaires Bilingues fr-ar, fr-de, fr-en, fr-es, fr-it, fr-zh
  20. LDLP Dictionary ar and es, es, fr, de
  21. Le grand dictionnaire terminologique
  22. LEME Lexicons of Early Modern English (includes non-English lexicons, 1480-1755)
  23. Lemma.com Over 80 dictionaries, several languages (subscription required, free trial available)
  24. LEO de-en, de-es, de-fr, de-it, de-pl, de-pt, de-ru, de-zh
  25. Lexicool Bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
  26. Linguatools de-cs, de-da, de-el, de-en, de-es, de-fr, de-it, de-nl, de-pl, de-pt, de-ro, de-sv
  27. Linguee
  28. MagicSearch search multiple sources (dictionaries, corpora, MT engines, search engines) with one click
  29. Microsoft Language Portal
  30. Multitran ru and af, de, en, es, et, fr, it, ja, lv, nl, xal
  31. MyMemory linguistic search engine of translated segments and terminology
  32. Oxford Dictionaries Premium (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  33. Proz.com Term Search
  34. Reverso Context translation in context
  35. Reverso Dictionary ar-de-en-es-fr-he-it-ja-ko-nl-pl-pt-ru-zh
  36. Swiss German Dictionary into English
  37. Tatoeba collection of sentences and translations
  38. TEPA Term Bank Finnish Terminology Center TSK en, fi, sv
  39. TermCoord Glossary Links – European Parliament Terminology Coordination
  40. Terminology Without Borders (TermCoord)
  41. Termium Plus
  42. TermSciences multidisciplinary terminological portal de-en-es-fr
  43. Tradooit en-fr, en-es, es-en, es-fr, fr-en, fr-es
  44. Translators Cafe TCTerms Questions
  45. UNTERM United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database
  46. Visual Dictionary en-es-fr
  47. Wiktionary
  48. WIPO Pearl WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal
  49. Word Hippo several languages, plus similar, opposite & rhyming words, etc.
  50. Word Reference
  51. WordFinder (subscription required to access over 500 dictionaries in 26 languages)
  52. Wörterbuchnetz
  53. Woxikon Multilingual dictionary & synonym database (8 European languages)

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Pronunciation Multilingual

  1. Forvo pronunciation dictionary (400 languages)
  2. YouGlish improve your pronunciation using YouTube videos (ar-de-el-en-es-fr-he-it-ja-ko-nl-pl-pt-ru-tr-zh)

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