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Dictionaries and Writing Resources


  • Oxford English Dictionary (UMaine only -- requires MaineCard barcode) The comprehensive resource!
  • OneLook Dictionary Search  Links to more than 200 general and specialized language and subject dictionaries.
  • RhymeZone Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus  Search for perfect rhymes, match ending sounds, get definitions or related words, check spelling, or find homophones, semantic siblings, or synonyms.
  • Roget's Thesaurus (1911 edition)  A classic dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
  • Internet Acronym Server  Search for the meanings of abbreviations and acronyms, or find abbreviations and acronyms by typing in words. Includes a list of acronyms that have been searched for but not found.
  •  Search acronyms and abbreviation, or move from words in combination to their abbreviation. Browse by categories (e.g. government, computing, etc.).
  • Merriam-Webster Online Search  (Merriam Webster). Includes definitions, pronunciations, spelling, and a thesaurus.
  •  Links to collections of English and other-language dictionaries and thesauri.

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