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Looking for "just" the right word can be frustrating, especially when you're an author trying to finish a project. Here writers may find words, word history and definitions categorized to save a little time.

New Dictionaries
WELCOME
Welcome to our dictionary listing.
 
ANOTHER LIST OF DICTIONARIES
This link leads to another list of dictionaries that you may find useful. Rather than duplicate the work that's already been done, I'm just linking directly to it.
 
Basic Dictionaries
ACRONYM FINDER:
With more than 560,000 human-edited entries, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations.
 
BIGGEST VIEWABLE DICTIONARY ON THE 'NET:
Though not an actual dictionary, it is a large wordlist for quick spelling reference.
 
DICTIONARIES ONLINE, CAMBRIDGE:
The first and last word in dictionaries.
 
EDUCATIONAL GLOSSARY:
The education field is so full of acronyms and specialized words that it can seem like an alphabet soup of confusion! Find out what AYP, IEP, 504, and many other abbreviations and words mean in this glossary of frequently used terms.
 
MERRIAM-WEBSTER FREE DICTIONARY:
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book.
 
PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, THE CMU:
The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 125,000 words and their transcriptions. This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis, as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels may carry lexical stress.
 
RHYMEZONE:
RhymeZone is an online tool that aspires to be the best and fastest way for writers to find words. You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, term papers, and more. You can use it to explore relationships between words. You can use it to find the correct spelling of a word you're not quite sure of.
 
SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY, AMERICAN:
Here are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying to communicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. New word definitions are being added, and this will soon bring the total number of ASL terms to more than 1270!
 
Books, Editing & Publishing
CRITIQUE SCIENCE FICTION, GLOSSARY OF TERMS TO:
This is only a partial list of the terms we have found most useful in critiquing sf. The glossary is issued now and then, but it is a living document. Amendments are welcome. If you use additional terms, or have better examples than those listed here, please suggest them.
 
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, ONLINE DICTIONARY FOR:
The dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.
 
LIBRARY GLOSSARY AND INDEX MONASH UNIVERSITY'S:
Monash's University Library's glossary and index of common library terms and their meanings.
 
LIBRARY TERMS, GLOSSARY OF COMMON:
The selected library and computing terms in the following list tend to be used frequently in library settings. These definitions have been created for the user generally unfamiliar with libraries.
 
LITERARY TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
An intensive glossary of literary terms.
 
LITERARY VOCABULARY:
This webpage contains an alphabetical glossary of literary terms and their definitions. It focuses particularly on the material I most frequently teach (classical and medieval literature, the history of the English language, and science fiction narratives). Because the list is fairly lengthy, I have subdivided it into several pages. Hunt for the term you want alphabetically within each letter's webpage. You can supplement this knowledge by looking in the glossary in the back of your literature books, in dictionaries, and online more generally.
 
POETRY DICTIONARY:
A dictionary of poetry terms and definitions.
 
POETIC TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
A unique guide for the study of poetry.
 
POETIC TERMS, IAN LANCASHIRE'S GLOSSARY OF:
This version of RPO, 3.0, contains all poems in the editions of 1912, 1916, 1935-46, and 1962-67, and dozens of other poets. See the "What's New" file for additions made since 1994. Recommended by the British Broadcasting Corp.
 
Slang Terms
ALTERNATIVE DICTIONARIES:
The Alternative dictionaries are a collection of various forms of "bad language" from many languages. At the moment, there are 2743 entries in 162 dictionaries. This is a collaborative project with contributions from a lot of people. The pages are developed and edited by Hans-Christian Holm.
 
AUSTRALIAN SLANG:
It wasn't easy but we've tried to include uniquely Australian slang here and to exclude British and American slang even though these are commonly used in Australia.
 
BRITISH COLONIAL MILITARY TERMS AND SOLDIER SLANG
Many British military slang words had their origin in India and spread from there throughout the Empire. In this list, I put those Indian words and phrases that were Anglicized and that I think native Indians would not have used, such as pukka sahib. In the Indian list, I put words that I think might have been used by either British or Indians or words that were specific to India and Afghanistan. This is a purely subjective placement and very likely full of errors. I could put certain words in both lists, but that, too, would likely be wrong, and placing them in only one list requires less effort from me.
 
CAVING AND SPELEOLOGICAL TERMS:
Glossary of Speleological and Caving Terms
 
CLIMBING DICTIONARY, THE:
This dictionary gives definitions of American and English climbing terms and translations of those terms in other languages.
 
CUMBRIAN DICTIONARY, GONMAD:
Welcome to the Cumbrian Slang Dictionary. As a Cumbrian ex-pat I felt it was my duty to play my own part in keeping the Cumbrian language alive. Old Cumbrian is spoken by very few these days, so I don't want to see new Cumbrian go the same way ( or "gan the same wah" as a cumbrian would say.)
 
DAIRY TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
In-depth listing of most commonly used dairy terms.
 
DEVIL'S DICTIONARY BY AMBROSE BIERCE:
Since the material here represents the view of one individual and was written in the early years of this century, there will no doubt be material here that you will find sexist, nationalist, racist, or just generally offensive. Proceed at your own risk.
 
GAY SLANG TERMS:
We normally didn't include in our dictionary the terms that can be found in a good dictionary of English language. In this revised edition we also added the synonyms. We decided to use pop-up windows for defiitions and synonyms, to make more fast the uploading of pages, and also because, in this way, you can click only the terms you don't know, or you want to understand better.
 
MILITARY TERMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DICTIONARY OF:
From this page you can browse the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. The DOD Dictionary and the Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations master data base are managed by the Joint Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. As amended through 22 March 2007.
 
MOUNTAIN BIKE SLANG, DICTIONARY OF:
Many of the slang terms used in mountain biking come from the off-road motorcycling culture, from "trials" bicycling and BMX, and from road cycling. And some of the (numerous!) terms for "crash" came from skiing, snowboarding, surfing, or skating (inline or boards). Other subcultures have also contributed terms now used in MTBing -- for example, the word unobtanium had been used for decades before the advent of mountain bikes, both in auto racing and in the space program.
 
MOVIE THEATER DICTIONARY:
A dictionary of terms used by staff working in movie theaters across the nation.
 
NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH:
The following neologisms and novel uses of words in English were collected by members of the class Linguistics/English 215, Words in English: Structure, History and Use, taught by Suzanne Kemmer at Rice University 1996-99. Over the course of the semester, students collected instances of words and word uses that appear to be new in the language. They defined the words, described their origin where possible, illustrated their use, and analyzed the words in terms of their structure and the types of word formation processes they exemplify.
 
ONELOOK DICTIONARY SEARCH:
Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word. If you don't know how to spell the word, we'll help you do that too. No word is too obscure: More than 5 million words in more than 900 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.
 
PRISONER'S DICTIONARY, A:
Language is ever-changing. This is particularly true in prisons, where there is the motion of people coming and going, a culture based on a unique set of circumstances, and the need to speak in words that often carry depths of meaning.
 
RAP DICTIONARY:
To allow even more visitor interaction, and to enable the people 'in the know', the Rap Dictionary went Wiki in autumn 2004. Visitors can now edit virtually everything in the Dictionary. This allows them to add new terms as they arise or make improvements to old, outdated descriptions. Hip-hop slang is on the move and it takes a dynamic medium like a Wiki to keep track of it.
 
SEATTLE LEXICON, A:
The following lexicon is intended as an interpretive guide for non-Northwesterners who want to get the inside line on the local lingo. You'll notice the penchant of the local native to reduce place references down to the absolute minimum. This is largely due to Seattle still being just small enough to have an abundance of one of the kind places and things.
 
SKEPTIC'S DICTIONARY, THE:
The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Guide for the New Millennium provides definitions, arguments and essays on subjects supernatural, occult, paranormal and pseudoscientific. I use the term "occult" to refer to any and all of these subjects. The reader is forewarned that The Skeptic's Dictionary does not try to present a "balanced" account of occult subjects.
 
SLANG - BOSTON ENGLISH
Everybody knows about pahking cahs in Hahvihd Yahd, but there's a lot more to Boston English than that, despite what Hollywood would have you believe. We have our own way of pronouncing other words, our own vocabulary, even a unique grammatical construct. Journey outside the usual tourist haunts, and you just might need a guide to understand the locals...
 
SLANG, DICTIONARY OF :
A monster online dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. If you are unable to immediately find the term you are looking for, try the slang search.
 
SOUTHERNISMS, A GLOSSARY OF QUAINT:
We all speak with the accent of the region we are raised in during the critical language learning period from 2 to 6 years of age. Your accent has nothing at all to do with intelligence or knowledge of the rules of grammar.
 
STREET DRUG SLANG DICTIONARY
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center on-line dictionary contains more than 3,800 street drug slang terms from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center files, with more than 1,200 additions from the National Drug and Crime Clearinghouse slang term list.
 
TWISTS, SLUGS AND ROSCOES - A GLOSSARY OF HARDBOILED SLANG:
Or maybe you want to seem tougher. Why get in a car when you can hop in a boiler? Why tell someone to shut up when you can tell them to close their head? Why threaten to discharge a firearm when you can say, "Dust, pal, or I pump lead!" This is the language spoken by Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Mike Hammer and the Continental Op. When Cagney, Bogart, Robinson and Raft got in a turf war, this is how they talked.
 
URBAN DICTIONARY:
Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions. Define your world.
 
VICTORIAN DICTIONARY:
Welcome to the Victorian Dictionary ... a guide to the social history of Victorian London. This site is based on a range of sources (see Bibliography) - please let me know if you find any mistakes.
 
Word Origins / Etymology
CROSS REFERENCES OF ENGLISH WORDS DERIVED FROM LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS:
These references are established to define all kinds of advanced-English words that come from Latin and Greek sources which are presented in "good taste" with every intention of being etymologically accurate; so, if you don't want to read about medical body parts and functions (body and/or social), or certain mental aberrations (some may be considered very sick); then use caution!
 
ETYMOLOGICAL DATABASE, TOWER OF BABEL, AN INTERNATIONAL:
The main goal of the project is to join efforts in the research of long range connections between established linguistic families of the world. Internet is a brilliant way to combine our attempts and to build up a commonly accessible database of roots, or etyma reconstructed for the World's major (and minor) linguistic stocks.
 
ETYMOLOGICAL GLOSSARY, PHURBA ETYMOLOGICON:
The aim of the Etymologicon is to catalogue and etymologize words which appear in English, but may not necessarily be considered "Standard English." Special attention is paid to slang terms, neologisms, contractions, abbreviations, foreign loan words, vulgarisms, dialectical variants, archaisms and generally obscure words.
 
GET THE WORDS:
A rich source of links to English words (phobias and manias, for example) that are derived from Latin and Greek elements with definitions and several self-scoring quizzes which function as valuable vocabulary resources for home schooling, public schools, life-learning, colleges, universities, or any other educational situation.
 
GRANDILOQUENT DICTIONARY:
This is the result of an ongoing project to collect and distribute the most obscure and rare words in the English language. It also contains a few words which do not have equivalent words in English. At present, the dictionary contains approximately 2700 words, though it is constantly growing.
 
LEXEME-MORPHEME BASE MORPHOLOGY:
An amazing site dedicated to the english language - a definate must! Lexeme-Morpheme Base Morphology (LMBM) is known for its rigorous distinction of lexemes and (grammatical) morphemes. This site has over 800 dictionaries in 160 languages.
 
MERRIAM-WEBSTER FREE DICTIONARY:
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is based on the print version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. The online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Collegiate Dictionary, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book.
 
MIDDLE ENGLISH COMPENDIUM:
The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.
 
NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH:
The following neologisms and novel uses of words in English were collected by members of the class Linguistics/English 215, Words in English: Structure, History and Use, taught by Suzanne Kemmer at Rice University 1996-99. Over the course of the semester, students collected instances of words and word uses that appear to be new in the language. They defined the words, described their origin where possible, illustrated their use, and analyzed the words in terms of their structure and the types of word formation processes they exemplify.
 
ONELOOK DICTIONARY SEARCH:
Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word. If you don't know how to spell the word, we'll help you do that too. No word is too obscure: More than 5 million words in more than 900 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.
 
ORIGIN OF PHRASES:
You probably know what these phrases mean, you may use them yourself. But why do they mean what they do? Phrases usually have meaning that goes beyond the words in the phrase. This page investigates how common phrases came to be.
 
PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, THE CMU:
The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 125,000 words and their transcriptions. This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis, as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels may carry lexical stress.
 
VICTORIAN DICTIONARY:
Welcome to the Victorian Dictionary ... a guide to the social history of Victorian London. This site is based on a range of sources (see Bibliography) - please let me know if you find any mistakes.
 
WORD DETECTIVE, THE
The Word Detective on the Web is the online version of the Word Detective, a newspaper column answering readers' questions about words and language. The Word Detective is written by Evan Morris and appears in finer newspapers in the U.S., Mexico and Japan.
 
WORD ORIGINS:
Wordorigins.org is devoted to the origins of words and phrases, or as a linguist would put it, to etymology. Etymology is the study of word origins. (It is not the study of insects; that is entomology.) Where words come from is a fascinating subject, full of folklore and historical lessons.
 
WORDSMYTH:
Welcome to Wordsmyth, an invaluable educational tool. We have something to offer writers, educators, and students who seek various kinds of linguistic assistance or English language illumination. Before you explore our web site, you may want to take a minute to read about the special features of Wordsmyth.
 
YE OLDE ENGLISH SAYINGS:
I am a long time lover of word origins. I enjoyed your page very much! I think it would be nice, however, if you pointed out that many of your origins are "folk etymologies" -- stories passed among us to explain where words came from that are not necessarily based in linguistic "truth" -- k. ruby
 
National / International Word Comparisons
AMERICANISMS, DICTIONARY OF:
The Dictionary of Americanisms went through at least four editions between 1848 and 1877. As a record of the "colloquial language of the United States," it's a fascinating look at the words that actually came out of the mouths of early 19th-century Americans. It's also a window into U. S. history, with tiny essays on early political parties, economics, and culture; its collection of quotes offers later readers examples from a wide variety of early-19th-century works.
 
BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH, VOCABULARY DIFFERENCES:
If an Englishman reads "The floorwalker says to go to the notion counter," he knows at least one word he does not understand. If he reads a speech of President Roosevelt declaring that "our industries have little doubt of black-ink operations in the last quarter of the year.' he is at least aware of a foreign usage, and may be trusted to go off and discover it. But if I write "The clerk gave a biscuit to the solicitor," He will imagine something precise, if a little odd. The trouble is that, however lively his imagination, what he imagines may be precise but is bound to be wrong. For he is confronted with three nouns which mean different things in the United States and in England.
 
CHINESE CHARACTERS DICTIONARY WEB:
Most of the major Chinese character dictionaries on the web are interlinked at a character-to-character level, allowing visitors to quickly jump across dictionaries to check the same character entry without having to search again for the character. Find a character in any of the above dictionaries and you can follow the blue links, jumping between more than a dozen dictionaries spread across seven countries and four continents.
 
CROSS REFERENCES OF ENGLISH WORDS DERIVED FROM LATIN AND GREEK ELEMENTS:
These references are established to define all kinds of advanced-English words that come from Latin and Greek sources which are presented in "good taste" with every intention of being etymologically accurate; so, if you don't want to read about medical body parts and functions (body and/or social), or certain mental aberrations (some may be considered very sick); then use caution!
 
CUMBRIAN DICTIONARY, GONMAD:
Welcome to the Cumbrian Slang Dictionary. As a Cumbrian ex-pat I felt it was my duty to play my own part in keeping the Cumbrian language alive. Old Cumbrian is spoken by very few these days, so I don't want to see new Cumbrian go the same way ( or "gan the same wah" as a cumbrian would say.)
 
INDIAN ENGLISH, DICTIONARY OF:
India is a land of great diversity. Kerala is about as different from Tamil Nadu as France is from Britain. Yet, we move on, in part thanks to the English language. Over several decades, the language has acquired a unique flavour of its own in the country. People like to call it "Indian English"; sometimes proudly and sometimes derisively.
 
JAPANESE NAMES, TERMS AND TITLES:
To read this page, please use the browser which can display Japanese characters. The macrons in the latin transcript are omitted because of encoding conflicts.
 
LATIN DICTIONARY AND GRAMMAR AID
This dictionary defines about 15,600 words. Florin Neumann, who found the data on the Internet and reformatted it for the Macintosh, says that it may not be used for commercial purposes.
 
ORIENT, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE:
The Encyclopaedia of the Orient is a one-stop online resource which covers all countries and cultures between Mauritania in the west and Iran in the east, Turkey in the north and Sudan in the south. It is exactly what the name indicates, an encyclopaedia. And even better, you will never come to a page that suddenly tells you that you can't get any further unless you pay for a subscription. Everything is free.
 
SOUTH ASIA, DIGITAL DICTIONARIES OF:
It is a historical dictionary of words current in "Anglo-Indian" and on the Eastern trade routes, from the sixteenth to the end of the nineteenth century. Illustrative quotations, in date order, are drawn from travel narratives and other literature in numerous languages: those in Arabic and other Asian languages are given in translation. In the 2nd edition Crooke added a few entries and some further quotations, and corrected some etymologies.
 
Religion
ATHEISM GLOSSARY:
This page is intended as a source of information for atheists and theists alike that deals with a variety of topics, especially relating to common arguments for the existence and nonexistence of god(s).
 
BIBLE DICTIONARY, EASTON'S:
Easton's Bible Dictionary is linked to Baker's Evangelical Dictionary, Hitchcock's Bible Names, Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary, Nave's Topical Bible, Smith's Bible Dictionary, and Torrey's Topical Textbook . Anytime a reference can be found in any of the other online tools a hyperlinked symbol will be placed next to the reference, allowing you to immediately jump to that resource and expand your study capabilities.
 
BIBLE NAMES, HITCHCOCK'S:
Hitchcock's Bible Names is linked to Baker's Evangelical Dictionary, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary, Nave's Topical Bible, Smith's Bible Dictionary, and Torrey's Topical Textbook . Anytime a reference can be found in any of the other online tools a hyperlinked symbol will be placed next to the reference, allowing you to immediately jump to that resource and expand your study capabilities.
 
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE:
The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine. What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art -- all come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia.
 
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY, ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF:
Welcome to my home, a site dedicated to the study of word origins. Specifically, I am focusing on those modern English words whose origins reach far back into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology.
 
DAOIST STUDIES TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
is a glossary of common terms in Daoist studies, in both pinyin and Wade-Giles romanization systems. To see the Chinese characters you need to use Microsoft Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows with a standard Unicode Chinese font.
 
DEAD SEA SCROLLS GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
This Glossary contains specialized terms for both scroll scholarship and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology. Its technical contents are based on at least four specific sources (I have rewritten and reinterpreted the information in these sources as I deemed necessary. Any errors I have introduced into these definitions are my own and the authors listed here bear no responsibility for my errors.);
 
ENCYCLOPEDIA MYTHICA:
Please enter the award-winning internet encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion. Here you will find everything from A-gskw to Zveda Vechanyaya, with plenty in between. The mythology section is divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Each region has many clearly defined subdivisions that will ease your search. The Folklore section contains general folklore, Arthurian legends, and fascinating folktales from many lands. In addition, we feature special interest areas to enhance and refine your research. A Bestiary, legendary heroes, an image gallery, and genealogical tables of various pantheons and prominent houses.
 
GREEK MYTHOLOGY, THEOI PROJECT - GUIDE TO:
Welcome to the Theoi Project, a comprehensive guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures and monsters (theres) of ancient Greek mythology. Each divinity, creature and tribe from myth is described on its own separate page with encyclopedia entry, quotes from a large selection of ancient Greek and Roman literature, and illustrations from ancient art.
 
JEWISH STUDIES GLOSSARY:
Glossary Word Definitions for Hebrew and Yiddish are provided with the hope that it will make learning easier. This is available only to tutition classmates and supporting membership of Weaver level and above.
 
JEWISH TERMINOLOGY, GLOSSARY OF:
Following is a partial list of Hebrew, Yiddish and other Jewish terms used on this web site. Unless otherwise specified, the terms are Hebrew. I have attempted to provide pronunciations for most of these terms. Some of the pronunciations may not be strictly, technically correct, but they are the way I usually hear the terms pronounced. Unfortunately, what I usually hear is a mix of Ashkenazic and Sephardic pronunciations. I have tried to present the Sephardic pronunciation as much as possible, but some things I never hear pronounced that way!
 
PAGAN GLOSSARY OF TERMS:
The following is a list of technical words and phrases originally taken from the first three editions of Real Magic. This will be continuously updated to incorporate new terms and definitions, as well as polytheological vocabulary, with internal hyperlinks activated, and will eventually grow into A Polytheological Dictionary for Neopagans.
 
PHRASE AND FABLE, BREWER'S:
Looking for a literary reference, or obscure author biography? Its probably there in Brewer's Phrase and Fable
 
SKEPTIC'S DICTIONARY, THE:
The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Guide for the New Millennium provides definitions, arguments and essays on subjects supernatural, occult, paranormal and pseudoscientific. I use the term "occult" to refer to any and all of these subjects. The reader is forewarned that The Skeptic's Dictionary does not try to present a "balanced" account of occult subjects.
 
WICCA GLOSSARY, MAGICK WHISPERS':
A list of the most common and acceptable Pagan terms and their definitions.
 
Animals & Agriculture
ANATOMICAL DICTIONARY OF DINOSAURS:
A simple dictionary of dinsaur terms.
 
BEEF GLOSSARY
A listing of terms used in the beef processing business.
 
CATTLE TERMS, A GLOSSARY:
As is said elsewhere in this site, it is hard to be a cowboy without cows. Browse here to find the explanations of some interesting cattle terms or you may search the site for a particular term.
 
EQUESTRIAN SPORTS GLOSSARY:
Horse glossary.
 
HORSE RACING GLOSSARY:
Common horse racing terms and their meanings.
 
HORSE TERMS, DICTIONARY OF:
A good dictionary of common horse terms.
 
HORSE TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
Horsemanship uses a specialized, precise vocabulary. Keep in mind that exact meanings may vary depending on time and locale, and whether it's a Western United States or English context.
 
MANURE STORAGE GLOSSARY:
I know - who would've thought it, but there's actually a glossary for cow poop storage.
 
LIVESTOCK AND RANGELAND GLOSSARY:
Working with rural poor people, governments, donors, non-governmental organizations and many other partners, IFAD focuses on country-specific solutions, which can involve increasing rural poor peoples' access to financial services, markets, technology, land and other natural resources.
 
Archaeology & Anthropology
ANTHROPOLOGY, DICTIONARY OF:
AnthroBase is undergoing a face lift - and we are slowly acquiring a larger and more representative collection of texts. Our dictionary is also growing, and it will grow faster and get better.
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL LITHICS TERMS:
For many years archaeologists have shown great concern with projectile typology and a standardization of terms for projectile-point studies has been the focal point of innumerable efforts since the early 1900's. It is rather surprizing that now, as we appraoch the year 2000, there is as of yet no real accepted standard terminology and certainly no standardized attribute list for the comparison of projectile point forms.
 
ARCHAEOLOGICAL TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
Definitions of the most common terms.
 
ARCHAEOLOGY WORDSMITH:
Half of an archaeologist's job is the research; the second half is to write and publish a report. There are many occasions when archaeologists could use help in assembling, writing, editing, and publishing their research. Archaeology Wordsmith provides assistance on these occasions.
 
DINOSAUR OMNIPEDIA:
The Dinosauria On-Line Dinosaur Omnipedia is maintained by Dinosauria On-Line on behalf of the Dinosaur Mailing List for use by the list and the public at large. The Dinosaur Mailing List is an e-mail based newsgroup, owned by Mickey Rowe, for scientific discussions about dinosaurs.
 
Construction, Landscaping & Gardening
ARCHITECTURE, A DICTIONARY OF MILITARY:
In this dictionary I have attempted to provide a text which explains many of terms associated with fortifications which were used between the Iron Age and the 18th century. There are a great number of texts on the subject of castles and other fortifications of the period stated but few, if any, modern texts to my knowledge which specifically explain the terminology used to describe them.
 
CASTLE GLOSSARY, CASTLE LEARNING CENTER'S:
One of the easiest and most complete castle glossaries on the web. A complete listing with a clickable index.
 
CASTLE TERMINOLOGY:
Below you will find short definitions for many of the terms associated with medieval castles. The list is by no means complete, and certain minor terms have been omitted. Some of the definitions are additionally hyperlinked to pages that show examples of the item being discussed.
 
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY DICTIONARY:
First and foremost, this is a construction dictionary with English explanations. Given the difficulty that faces the Romance language speaker to relate to technical English (and the other way around), whenever possible, the corresponding equivalents are given (where genus choices are possible, only the masculine is shown). Some reference standards are also indicated.
 
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING GLOSSARY:
Dictionary of select procurement terms, acronyms, and phrases used by government contractors, vendors, suppliers, contracting officers, program office staff, and acquisition personnel. Definitions provided without warranty. Compiled from internal and public domain sources.
 
LANDSCAPE GARDENING AND ARCHITECTURE GLOSSARY:
A basic list of common terms used when landscaping.
 
Art & Music
ANCIENT GREEK MUSIC:
Fascinating collection of information on Greek historical music.
 
ART AND RESTORATION GLOSSARY OPERATING SYSTEM:
Argos (Art and Restoration Glossary Operating System) is a project dedicated to the creation of a series of glossaries in the fields of art, artisan crafts and restoration. It is a free service offered on the internet.
 
ART DICTIONARY, ARTLEX:
Welcome to ArtLex. You'll find definitions for more than 3,600 terms used in discussing art / visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, great quotations and cross-references.
 
ART TERMS, REX ART'S GLOSSARY OF:
Welcome to Rex Art's Glossary of common Art Terms. Here we hope to give you a brief definition of various art terms which might be unfamiliar.
 
BRAZILIAN MUSIC TERMINOLOGY:
This is an attempt to clarify some of the terms which get thrown around when discussing Brazilian music... just in case you find yourself getting a little bit lost. Speaking of which, please feel free to write me if you come across anything in my Brazil site that you don't understand, or something you think should be included on this page. Also, if you're a big know-it-all Brazilian music fan, and think that I've described something the wrong way, I'd love to hear from you, too. I'm sure to expand or reorganize this page from time to time -- for now, though, this is what you get!
 
FOLK MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS & STYLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD, GLOSSARY OF:
This list is based on information originally compiled by ARC music, and has been revised, extended and developed for the internet by Pete McClelland at Hobgoblin Music.
 
GLOSSARY OF MUSICAL TERMS AND FORMS:
A huge list musical terms, forms and their meanings.
 
HOT SALSA, THE DICTIONARY OF:
Salsa (the sauce) is made of multiple ingredients, bound by a common history, a love for rhythm and a sense of festival out of the commun run. Enter its dance, trail in the streets whose salsa is the girl, discover its figures of legend, the musicians, the dancers, the records, the places where to immerse yourself in its heat.
 
INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC, GLOSSARY OF:
Good list of Indian musical terms and their meanings.
 
JAZZ SLANG
From just about its inception, Jazz has had a (spoken) language all its own. Though most words haven't seen the light of day outside of a jazz club, quite a few have found their way into the mainstream American lexicon, and are still bandied about today. Words like, hip, cat and daddy-o have helped contribute to Jazz's "cool" mystique. This list contains a few of those colloquial gems
 
LATIN MUSIC TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
This little Glossary is mainly meant to help people who are getting into the latin music understand what the others are talking about...
 
MEDIEVAL MUSIC GLOSSARY, ORB'S:
Good glossary of medieval music terms and their meanings.
 
MULTIMEDIA MUSIC DICTIONARY, VIRGINIA TECH'S:
All of the musical terms in the glossary have AIFF files associated with them. Your computer needs to have sound capabilities and a browser "plug-in" that can read the AIFF sound format. Typically, the QuickTime plug-in will handle most of the visual and aural needs of this site. Click on the QuickTime link to download a free version of the plug-in for either Mac or Windows OS. We will be converting many of the AIFF format files to mp3 files in the future. The QuickTime plug-in will also play this file format.
 
MUSIC CONGNITION HANDBOO - A GLOSSARY OF CONCEPTS:
Dictionary definitions for some 300 technical terms and concepts related to the field of music cognition.
 
MUSIC GLOSSARY:
This is a list of all important terms used in this program. Select a term from the list at left, or simply scroll the list below.
 
MUSICAL TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
Listing of common musical terms.
 
MUSICAL TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
This page contains many musical terms that will help you better understand the contents of this site. It is a glossary of musical terms alphabetized for easier use. To go to a certain section of the alphabet click on its appropriate letter below (At the beginning and end of each letter section there is a link to the top of this page):
 
MUSICWEB ENCYCLPAEDIA OF POPULAR MUSIC:
There are nearly 4,000 entries, most for performers, but also for songwriters, producers and record labels; there are potted histories of the tributaries, such are Minstrelsy, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Country Music, Rock'n'Roll and so forth.
 
OPERA RESOURCE:
Your complete resource on the web for opera music, books, links and information.
 
PIANOS, BLUE BOOK OF:
The "Bluebook of Pianos" has been published for over thirty years. This information is used by Libraries, Retailers, Factories, Salespeople, Music Teachers, and Auction Houses. Our new and used piano prices are used by technicians and appraisers. It is piano information on demand, fast, free and convenient. We are committed to providing accuracy and fairness in a product that exceeds your expectations.
 
SAMBA TERMINOLOGY:
The glossary presented here is for words in Portuguese that are common to samba.
 
STREETSWING.COM'S DICTIONARY OF DANCE:
Click on the letter above that best describes the name of the dance (try both first and/ or last). There are over 900 dances listed and as time permits I am always adding more information. (some of this info is reported to me by the actual person or family members.) I am sharing this information with all, so use what you want, agree, disagree, whatever, but here it is.
 
SWING DANCE DICTIONARY:
"Swing", like most fields of endeavor, also has it's own special lexicon. Once used mostly by the musician's themselves, the slang has now become a part of the greater society. And, what is even more remarkable, is the way the language has prospered. It is still widely used today, AND growing.
 
Aviation & Nautical
DERIVATIVES ACRONYMS, THE NUMA DICTIONARY OF:
The FAST FOX SAFEly LEAPS over CHAPS with CHIPS on SWINGS but will DIE and ROT to the ECHO of the buddhist OM. Understood all that? If not, refer below! (If you know of any more please let us know).
 
AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, DICTIONARY OF:
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels. Published in nine volumes (from 1959 to 1991), it gives histories for virtually every US naval vessel. To make DANFS accessible to a larger number of people, we are working to put all DANFS ship histories online through this site. Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added.
 
AVIATION TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS, AVSPEAK, GLOSSARY OF:
Aviation related terms and definitions used in association with civil flight obtained from the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Aviation Regulations, and many other sources (general abbreviations and those specific to Aerofiles can be found on our Codes page).
 
Business
ADVERTISING GLOSSARY:
Advertising for technical and scientific products.
 
BUSINESS GLOSSARY, WASHINGTON POST:
The glossary contains more than 1,250 business terms, organized and cross-referenced for your convenience. You can search the glossary for a particular word or search the full text of the glossary to find every reference to a word or phrase.
 
OCCUPATIONAL TITLES, DICTIONARY OF:
Following is the alphabetical index to the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) revised fourth edition, as supplied electronically by the US Dept. of Labor, provided, as a public service, by ITA, makers of immigration software.
 
Cooking
COOKS RECIPES COOKING DICTIONARY
Unless you're a trained chef or a learned cook with a tendency toward being a connoisseur, you might need a little expert advice in completing some recipes, such as when a cheesecake recipe calls for placing the cheesecake in a "bain-marie" before placing it in the oven to bake. For reasons like the one above, CooksRecipes.com offers this useful online cooking dictionary so that a slightly puzzled cook can look up the definition for "bain-marie" (hint: it's a water bath) or other, not-so-ordinary, cooking techniques and terms.
 
RECIPE GOLDMINE'S CULINARY DICTIONARY:
Recipe Goldmine is the home of thousands of recipes from around the world, including our famous collection of restaurant and clone recipes. We also offer kitchen charts, a food dictionary, many crafts for the young and young-at-heart, grilling tips and recipes from the BBQ Guru, Gardening with Gary, and much more!
 
REYNOLD'S COOKING DICTIONARY:
The Reynolds Cooking Dictionary provides definitions for ingredients, culinary terms and cooking techniques. Enter a term into the search field below, then click the "Find" button, or browse by letter.
 
THE FOODY UK & IRELAND GLOSSARY OF COOKING TERMS:
The Foody UK and Ireland an independent on-line resource covering all aspects of the food from these nations. It is packed with recipes, features and useful facts about fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices, meats, when they are in season and also places where you can buy them. It aims to offer broad overview of all matters relating to the food from these islands.
 
WORLD RECIPES COOKING GLOSSARY:
Cooking terms and definitions from around the world.
 
Criminal & Law Enforcement
LAW DICTIONARY, DUHAIME'S:
The dictionary of legal definitions is kept as up to date as possible on this site although things do change or 'evolve' in the legal system, not only in the US but in any Country and sometimes quickly.
 
LEGAL GLOSSARY, NOLO'S:
Welcome to Nolo's Legal Glossary, your life-raft in the sea of legal jargon. Do you need to know the meaning of sprinkling trust, toxic tort or some equally puzzling legal term? Look it up here. Our glossary contains plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms, from the common to the bizarre.
 
PRISONER'S DICTIONARY, A:
Language is ever-changing. This is particularly true in prisons, where there is the motion of people coming and going, a culture based on a unique set of circumstances, and the need to speak in words that often carry depths of meaning.
 
RAP DICTIONARY:
To allow even more visitor interaction, and to enable the people 'in the know', the Rap Dictionary went Wiki in autumn 2004. Visitors can now edit virtually everything in the Dictionary. This allows them to add new terms as they arise or make improvements to old, outdated descriptions. Hip-hop slang is on the move and it takes a dynamic medium like a Wiki to keep track of it.
 
STREET DRUG SLANG DICTIONARY
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center on-line dictionary contains more than 3,800 street drug slang terms from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center files, with more than 1,200 additions from the National Drug and Crime Clearinghouse slang term list.
 
Legal & Law
BASIC LEGAL CITATION, INTRODUCTION TO:
This work first appeared in 1993. It was most recently revised in May 2007 to reflect changes appearing in the third edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, published in 2006. It is also keyed to the most recent edition of The Bluebook, published in 2005.
 
DICTIONARY, LAW.COM'S:
An in-depth collection of legal tems and their definitions.
 
FORENSIC GLOSSARY:
Excellent sourcebook for forensics. Specialilty areas include nursing, psychiatry, medicine, corrections and emergency.
 
LAW DICTIONARY:
The dictionary of legal definitions is as accurate as possible, although issues do change or evolve in the legal system, in the US and other countries. It is important to always consult a legal representative, a law firm or your lawyer for advice before deciding to proceed with a legal action, which could affect your own rights or has affects other people. No warranty or guarantee is given to the accuracy of the content published in this dictionary or any other articles on the site. Please use as intended, a free and comprehensible resource to use as a first step in your legal research and reference.
 
LAW DICTIONARY, DUHAIME'S:
The dictionary of legal definitions is kept as up to date as possible on this site although things do change or 'evolve' in the legal system, not only in the US but in any Country and sometimes quickly.
 
LAWOFFICE.COM:
Lawoffice.com provides legal information that helps businesses, professionals and consumers navigate through legal issues that affect their professional and personal lives. An extensive database of materials covers more than 400 legal topics ranging from business issues, such as commercial, taxation, bankruptcy, real estate and intellectual property law, to consumer-related issues, such as estate planning, health, family and employment law.
 
LEGAL DICTIONARY, CLICKDOC'S:
To help you understand some of the legal language, you will find this legal glossary useful. We include English and Latin terms that are in common use in law. Just click on the word or expression to find the definition:
 
LEGAL GLOSSARY, NOLO'S:
Welcome to Nolo's Legal Glossary, your life-raft in the sea of legal jargon. Do you need to know the meaning of sprinkling trust, toxic tort or some equally puzzling legal term? Look it up here. Our glossary contains plain-English definitions for hundreds of legal terms, from the common to the bizarre.
 
LEGAL LEXICON'S LYCEUM:
Welcome to what many consider the Net's Best Law Dictionary with Thousands of Definitions & Explanations of Legal Terms, Phrases & Concepts.
 
LEGAL TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
An intensive listing of terms found in the legal world.
 
ORGANIZED CRIME, GLOSSARY ON TRANSNATIONAL:
On the Basis of Draft UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Related Protocols
 
POLICE GLOSSARY:
These definitions are intended to give the layperson a general understanding of criminal law and procedure, and Chicago Police Department operations. They are not official or statutory definitions of any jurisdiction. No definition herein is intended to be relied on in any legal matter.
 
PRISONER'S DICTIONARY, A:
Language is ever-changing. This is particularly true in prisons, where there is the motion of people coming and going, a culture based on a unique set of circumstances, and the need to speak in words that often carry depths of meaning.
 
RAP DICTIONARY:
To allow even more visitor interaction, and to enable the people 'in the know', the Rap Dictionary went Wiki in autumn 2004. Visitors can now edit virtually everything in the Dictionary. This allows them to add new terms as they arise or make improvements to old, outdated descriptions. Hip-hop slang is on the move and it takes a dynamic medium like a Wiki to keep track of it.
 
SLANG, DICTIONARY OF :
A monster online dictionary of the rich colourful language we call slang... all from a British perspective, with new slang added every month. If you are unable to immediately find the term you are looking for, try the slang search.
 
STREET DRUG SLANG DICTIONARY
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center on-line dictionary contains more than 3,800 street drug slang terms from the Indiana Prevention Resource Center files, with more than 1,200 additions from the National Drug and Crime Clearinghouse slang term list.
 
URBAN DICTIONARY:
Urban Dictionary is a slang dictionary with your definitions. Define your world.
 
Mechanical
AUTOMOTIVE TERMS, DICTIONARY OF:
Lost in a world of unfamiliar terms and jargon? Do you think your mechanic is speaking a foreign language when he explains what is wrong with your Buick? Well, he is really, if you don't have a grasp of the basic terms in the world of cars. We at AutoSpeak can help. We have gathered basic terms to help you understand better what is going on with your car.
 
AUTOMOTIVE TERMS GLOSSARY, AUTOZONE'S
You can find automotive abbreviations and repair and racing vernacular in our glossary of more than 6,500 automotive terms. Click on a letter to browse the definitions alphabetically.
 
AVIATION TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS, AVSPEAK, GLOSSARY OF:
Aviation related terms and definitions used in association with civil flight obtained from the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Aviation Regulations, and many other sources (general abbreviations and those specific to Aerofiles can be found on our Codes page).
 
Medicine & Medical
BRAIN TUMOR PATIENTS, ABTA DICTIONARY FOR:
This dictionary explains terms the patient with a brain tumor is likely to hear or read. For additional information, consult with the medical professionals caring for you or refer to a medical dictionary or text book.
 
DENTAL TERMS:
These FAQs are meant to provide general information about orthodontic treatment. The FAQ does not provide medical advice, and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. Rich Masel and Masel Industries, Inc provide no warranty and accepts no liability for the information disclosed here. FOR MEDICAL ADVICE SEE YOUR ORTHODONTIST.
 
FORENSIC GLOSSARY:
Excellent sourcebook for forensics. Specialilty areas include nursing, psychiatry, medicine, corrections and emergency.
 
MEDICAL DICTIONARY, MULTILINGUAL:
This system contains the electronic form of eight glossaries, in which you can find 1830 technical and popular medical terms in eight of the nine official European languages : English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Danish.
 
MEDILEXICON:
A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional.
 
Military
AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS, DICTIONARY OF:
The Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, commonly known as DANFS, is the foremost reference regarding US naval vessels. Published in nine volumes (from 1959 to 1991), it gives histories for virtually every US naval vessel. To make DANFS accessible to a larger number of people, we are working to put all DANFS ship histories online through this site. Currently the online collection includes over 7000 ship histories, and more are being added.
 
ARMY TERMINOLOGY:
List of the most common military terms.
 
ARTILLERY GLOSSARY:
In-depth list of artillery terms.
 
BRITISH COLONIAL MILITARY TERMS AND SOLDIER SLANG
Many British military slang words had their origin in India and spread from there throughout the Empire. In this list, I put those Indian words and phrases that were Anglicized and that I think native Indians would not have used, such as pukka sahib. In the Indian list, I put words that I think might have been used by either British or Indians or words that were specific to India and Afghanistan. This is a purely subjective placement and very likely full of errors. I could put certain words in both lists, but that, too, would likely be wrong, and placing them in only one list requires less effort from me.
 
MILITARY TERMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DICTIONARY OF:
From this page you can browse the DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. The DOD Dictionary and the Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations master data base are managed by the Joint Doctrine Division, J-7, Joint Staff. All approved joint definitions are contained in Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. As amended through 22 March 2007.
 
NAVAJO CODE TALKER'S DICTIONARY:
Learn the code that helped win the war. Information last revised in June of 1945.
 
RADAR DICTIONARY
Our other resources include Antennas, Appliances, Broadband Internet, CDMA, Communications Systems, GSM, Modems, Project Management, Radar, Risk Management and Decision Making, Satellite Communications, SMS, Speakers, Systems Engineering, Team Building, Time Management, Transmitters and Receivers, and XML.
 
Other
LOCKSMITH DICTIONARY:
This information is here for the amateur locksmith. Have a look around and stop in to the forum to chat.
 
CASINO DICTIONARY:
Good listing of gambling terms.
 
GAMBLING TERMS, DICTIONARY OF:
A listing of the most widely-used gambling terms.
 
KLINGON LANGUAGE INSTITUTE:
Welcome to the Klingon Language Institute. That's right, Klingon. Those bumpy headed aliens of Star Trek really have their own language, one which has far outgrown mere television and film. That's what we're about. We're here to promote and support this unique and exciting language.
 
Parapsychology
GHOST HUNTING TERMS:
Terms most commonly used whne hunting spirits.
 
NEW MIND MACHINES - PARAPSYCHOLOGY DICTIONARY:
Parapsychology Dictionary - words and terms used in parapsychology.
 
PSYCHIC DEFINITIONS - THE PSYCHIC DICTIONARY:
Welcome to our Psychic Definitions This is a PSYCHIC DICTIONARY of terms used within Spiritualism, Parapsychology and Paranormal Research. Some of the definitions link to detailed articles about the specific subjects. You may also enjoy our PSYCHIC FAQS where you can get advice about some of the issues mentioned here, or you can visit our PSYCHIC FORUM where you can post questions to our experts.
 
PSYCHIC SCIENCE - GLOSSARY OF TERMS IN PARAPSYCHOLOGY
Terms and definitions used in this glossary have been composed by Michael Daniels. For a more extensive glossary, I highly recommend Michael A. Thalbourne's book Glossary of Terms Used in Parapsychology
 
Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY, INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA OF:
The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a non-profit organization run by the editors. The Encyclopedia receives no funding, and operates through the volunteer work of the editors, authors, and technical advisors. (See the IEP Statement of Purpose and Statement of Scholarly Standards).
 
PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS AND NAMES, DICTIONARY OF:
This is a concise guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy. What you will find here naturally reflects my own philosophical interests and convictions, but everything is meant to be clear, accurate, and fair, a reliable source of information on Western philosophy for a broad audience.
 
SENSIBILITY, A DICTIONARY OF:
This hypertext offers a new approach to understanding the language of sensibility, one that accounts for the multiple possibilities of meaning. Rather than attempting hard-line definitions, this project offers the tools for recognizing the multivalent connotations of such sensibilious words as "virtue," "sense," and "benevolence."
 
Political
POLITICAL DICTIONARY:
The purpose of a political dictionary is to acquaint the reader with the terms used by policy-makers, journalists, commentators, and analysts, in discussing national and international politics. Without such a volume, which explains not only political (and some economic and military) terms but major organizations and systems of government, the news media are often difficult to fully comprehend.
 
Science - Earth
ATHENA:
Alphabetical List of Minerals
 
BEE GLOSSARY:
Dr. Ron Bitner brings to IPS more than 36 years experience with non-apis bee biology and with large scale pollination management programs.
 
CAVING AND SELEOLOGICAL TERMS:
Glossary of Speleological and Caving Terms
 
DAIRY TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
In-depth listing of most commonly used dairy terms.
 
DINOSAUR OMNIPEDIA:
The Dinosauria On-Line Dinosaur Omnipedia is maintained by Dinosauria On-Line on behalf of the Dinosaur Mailing List for use by the list and the public at large. The Dinosaur Mailing List is an e-mail based newsgroup, owned by Mickey Rowe, for scientific discussions about dinosaurs.
 
DERIVATIVES ACRONYMS, THE NUMA DICTIONARY OF:
The FAST FOX SAFEly LEAPS over CHAPS with CHIPS on SWINGS but will DIE and ROT to the ECHO of the buddhist OM. Understood all that? If not, refer below! (If you know of any more please let us know).
 
EARTHQUAKES HAZARD PROGRAM'S VISUAL GLOSSARY:
Earthquakes hazard program's visual glossary adds a visual aspect to seismology and those earth-shaking events.
 
ENTOMOLOGY DICTIONARY:
A glossary of technical words and terms related to Entomology, Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). You can search for words in the database or you can see the entire glossary in table format.
 
FARRIER TERMS, DICTIONARY OF:
The contents of this Dictionary are an abridged version of the New Dictionary of Farrier Terms and Technical Language, published by Dave Millwater Publishing. We are indebted to Mr. Dave Millwater for allowing us to reproduce the Dictionary online.
 
GEOLOGY DICTIONARY:
A glossary - dictionary - collection of terms - terminology related to the field of geology.
 
HYDROPONICS GLOSSARY:
Welcome to HydroponicSearch.com's CultureSearch: Agriculture, Aquaculture & Horticulture Search Engine. Find all types of resources related to plant and animal including greenhouse, hydroponics, livestock, fish farming, fertilizers and more. Easily locate any all types of agricultural related products including hydroponic systems, lighting systems, aeroponic systems, organic fertilizer, propagation supplies, rooting hormones, supplements, Fans, grow mediums, pumps and more.
 
LIFE SCIENCE DICTIONARY:
This free resource was developed by our staff members and contributors and is still very much under construction. Currently, most of our 8300+ terms deal with biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, cell biology and genetics. We also have some terms relating to ecology, limnology, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine.
 
GEOLOGYLINK:
Welcome to the Geologylink® geologic glossary. Choose the appropriate starting letter to find the word you are looking for.
 
SOIL SCIENCE TERMS, GLOSSARY OF:
Welcome to the home page of the Internet Glossary of Soil Science Terms. Sincere thanks are expressed to the many members of the society who have aided in the development of this glossary over the years.
 
Science - Space
NASA GLOSSARY OF SPACE FLIGHT TERMS:
Use your browser's "FIND" capability to locate a word or abbreviation right away on this page. For working through Basics of Space Flight, you should also have a good English dictionary at hand.
 
ROCKETRY TERMS, GLOSSARY OF COMMON:
Common terms for propulsion enthusiasts.
 
SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE LEXICON:
This lexicon contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to military technology, space and electronic combat, electronic warfare, command and control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special warfare, non-lethal weapons, computers, the Internet, emerging technology and kindred topics.
 
Science - Technology
COMPUTER USER:
ComputerUser was started over 25 years ago with one goal. "To provide information on the latest technology tools and trends". With this in mind we have provided quality award winning content. Now with the evolution of Web 2.0 the delivery of such content has changed how information is accessed and transferred. So now more than ever, our content is open to the public. To discuss, share, become and expert, etc. giving each article its importance and the author a significant following.
 
SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE LEXICON:
This lexicon contains acronyms, abbreviations and terms relating to military technology, space and electronic combat, electronic warfare, command and control, weaponry, general warfare, information warfare, special warfare, non-lethal weapons, computers, the Internet, emerging technology and kindred topics.
 
Sports
FOOTBALL GLOSSARY, AMERICAN:
Understanding the Basic Terminology of American Football
 
Symbols & Alphabet
SIGN LANGUAGE DICTIONARY, AMERICAN:
Here are a few American Sign Language terms to help those of you who are trying to communicate with a person who signs, but does not hear. New word definitions are being added, and this will soon bring the total number of ASL terms to more than 1270!
 
SMILEY DICTIONARY, HELWIG'S:
on december 2, 1994 i found a smiley directory on the net. i sat down and restructured it, sorted it and combined the multiple definitions. i converted the list to a html definition list and here it is...
 
SYMBOLS.COM:
SYMBOLS.com contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti.
 
SYMBOLS:
This symbolism dictionary endeavors to provide some possible cultural significances of various symbols, and suggest ways in which those symbols may have been used in context. Most symbols are not code signals, like traffic lights, where red means stop and green means go, but part of a complex language in which green can mean jealousy or fertility or even both, depending on context. It is up to each of us to explore works of art sensitively, and decide for ourselves how the symbols in each work function. This website is offered as an aid in that enriching activity.
 
Units of Measurement
UNITS, A DICTIONARY OF:
This provides a summary of most of the units of measurement to be found in use around the world today (and a few of historical interest), together with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit of the SI.
 
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT:
This dictionary began as a collection of notes describing the relationship between various English and metric units. It gradually grew until it finally became too large a word-processing document; I couldn't find my way around in it any more. So I turned it into a folder of html documents and added it to my Internet site. For many months, no one looked at the site except me and my students. Then, gradually, the dictionary began to attract users from around the world. Many users were kind enough to point out errors; others suggested additions and improvements.