General Dictionaries & Glossaries


This first section of useful links includes these categories of dictionaries and glossaries:

General English 

General Spanish 

General Monolingual 

General Into & Out of Spanish, General Multilingual and Pronunciation Multilingual

The other four sections are: subject-specific dictionaries and glossaries; writing-related resources; translation-related tools and links; and 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 2021

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. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  11. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  12. Green’s Dictionary of Slang
  13. Heinle’s Newbury House Dictionary of American English
  14. MacMillan Dictionary
  15. Macquarie Dictionary Australian dictionary and thesaurus (free trial)
  16. Merriam Webster
  17. NZ English to US English
  18. OneLook Dictionary for definitions, words related to words or concepts, words/phrases starting or ending with word or letters, etc.
  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. Wordnik definitions, examples ad related words
  26. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)
  27. 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 español de construcciones preposicionales
  6. Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (DPD)
  7. Dirae Diccionario inverso by the Real Academia Española
  8. DRAE Diccionario de la lengua española by the Real Academia Española
  9. Fundéu BBVA Fundación del Español Urgente (buen uso del español en los medios de comunicación)
  10. Goodrae diccionario hipertextual, lematizado y con búsqueda inversa
  11. Jergas de habla hispana
  12. 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. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  14. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  15. GlossaryLinks (TermCoord) search tool to find glossary you need from database of nearly 2,500 glossaries
  16. GoldenDict dictionary lookup program (software)
  17. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission
  18. IATE InterActive Terminology for Europe. The database can also be downloaded.
  19. Keybot translation search machine in 143 languages
  20. Larousse Dictionnaires Bilingues fr-ar, fr-de, fr-en, fr-es, fr-it, fr-zh
  21. LDLP Dictionary ar and es, es, fr, de
  22. Le grand dictionnaire terminologique
  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. Termium Plus
  41. TermSciences multidisciplinary terminological portal de-en-es-fr
  42. Tradooit en-fr, en-es, es-en, es-fr, fr-en, fr-es
  43. Translators Cafe TCTerms Questions
  44. UNTERM United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database
  45. Visual Dictionary en-es-fr
  46. Wiktionary
  47. WIPO Pearl WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal
  48. Word Hippo several languages, plus similar, opposite & rhyming words, etc.
  49. Word Reference
  50. WordFinder (subscription required to access over 500 dictionaries in 26 languages)
  51. Wörterbuchnetz
  52. 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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