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

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

Last updated April 2020

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. Vocabulary.com a dictionary that includes a section called The Challenge to help you learn difficult words
  24. Wordnik definitions, examples ad related words
  25. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)
  26. 3000+ Translation Glossaries List created by Inbox Translation

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General Spanish

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

General Monolingual

  1. Duden Wörterbuch online
  2. Larousse Dictionnaire de Français

General Into & Out of Spanish

  1. Diccionario Argentino-Español
  2. Diccionario español – mallorquín
  3. Dudario General Servicio de Traducción al Español (Naciones Unidas)
  4. Granada University en<>es Dictionary
  5. Spanish Central by Merriam-Webster – translation with word-by-word breakdown
  6. Spanish Translator Services Several links to glossaries & dictionaries
  7. 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. Forvo pronunciation dictionary
  13. Glosbe the multilingual online dictionary
  14. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  15. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  16. GlossaryLinks (TermCoord) search tool to find glossary you need from database of nearly 2,500 glossaries
  17. GoldenDict dictionary lookup program (software)
  18. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission
  19. IATE InterActive Terminology for Europe. The database can also be downloaded.
  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. Magic Search 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 (log in with UK library card for full access)
  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. Tatoeba collection of sentences and translations
  37. TEPA Term Bank Finnish Terminology Center TSK en, fi, sv
  38. TermCoord Glossary Links – European Parliament Terminology Coordination
  39. Termium Plus
  40. TermSciences multidisciplinary terminological portal de-en-es-fr
  41. Tradooit en-fr, en-es, es-en, es-fr, fr-en, fr-es
  42. Translators Cafe TCTerms Questions
  43. UNTERM United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database
  44. Visual Dictionary en-es-fr
  45. Wiktionary
  46. WIPO Pearl WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal
  47. Word Hippo several languages, plus similar, opposite & rhyming words, etc.
  48. Word Reference
  49. WordFinder (subscription required to access over 500 dictionaries in 26 languages)
  50. Wörterbuchnetz
  51. Woxikon Multilingual dictionary & synonym database (8 European languages)

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