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Kids Search Kids Search [more informationMore information]
Kid friendly dictionary & encyclopedia for students in grades K-8.
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Searchasaurus Searchasaurus [more informationMore information]
Kid friendly dictionary & encyclopedia for students in grades K-8.
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Student Research Center Student Research Center [more informationMore information]
Dictionary & encyclopedia for students in grades 6-12.
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Dictionaries

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes. From Bartleby.

AskOxford.com
Online dictionary from Oxford Dictionaries. Includes grammar, spelling and usage tips; quotations; tips to improve writing skills; crosswords and word puzzles; and bilingual dictionaries.

Dictionary Resources
From the Internet Public Library.

Encarta World English Dictionary
Find the meaning of a word, hear it spoken.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus
This online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book. It also includes 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables. Also includes a thesaurus, Spanish to English dictionary, and medical dictionary.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Search

OneLook Dictionaries
Over 700 dictionaries that cover the subjects of a general nature, slang, arts & humanities, business/government, computer/Internet, medical, religion, science, sports and technology.

The Visual Dictionary
Search this dictionary for images.

Visual Dictionary Online
From the image to the word and its definition, the Visual Dictionary Online is an all-in-one reference. Search the themes to quickly locate words, or find the meaning of a word by viewing the image it represents. From Merriam-Webster.

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary
This online visual dictionary and thesaurus allows you to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

World Book Advanced
Search primary source documents, e-books, encyclopedia articles, and images in World Book Advanced. Research tools include a dictionary and an atlas.

World Book Kids
Based on World Book's Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources. Designed for primary school students, World Book Kids is a general reference site with a dictionary, atlas, and activities.

World Book Online Reference Center
Search World Book's online dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia. World Book is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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Thesauri

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary & Thesaurus
This online dictionary includes the main A-Z listing of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, as well as the Abbreviations, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names sections of that book. It also includes 1,000 illustrations and 25 tables. Also includes a thesaurus, Spanish to English dictionary, and medical dictionary.

Roget’s II: The New Thesaurus
Find synonyms and word suggestions in this free online searchable thesaurus that features 260,000 synonyms and cross-references in an easy-to-use format, succinct word definitions, and an innovative hyperlinked category index. From Yahoo! Education.

Visuwords™ Online Graphical Dictionary
This online visual dictionary and thesaurus allows you to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

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Acronyms & Abbreviations

Abbreviations.com
Search for acronyms and abbreviations.

Acronyma
Identifies acronyms ("abbreviations coined from the initial letter of successive words in a term or phrase") in seven languages.

Acronym Finder
Dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms.

The Internet Acronym Server
Dictionary of acronyms.

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Synonyms & Antonyms

Synonym.com
Synonyms thesaurus with antonyms and definitions.

Synonyms.net
Find synonyms for images and translation options.

Visuwords™ Online Graphical Dictionary
This online visual dictionary and thesaurus allows you to look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.

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Oxymorons & Quotes

Oxymorons
An oxymoron is a literary figure of speech in which opposite or contradictory words, terms, phrases or ideas are combined to create a rhetorical effect by paradoxical means.

Quotations from Bartleby.com
Searchable database of contemporary and classic quotations. Contains over 87,000 entries.

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Style, Usage & Grammar

AskOxford.com
Online dictionary from Oxford Dictionaries. Includes grammar, spelling and usage tips; quotations; tips to improve writing skills; crosswords and word puzzles; and bilingual dictionaries.

English Usage, Style & Composition
Full-text searchable database of contemporary and classic usage guides. From Bartleby.com.

The Quotations Page
Contains over 26,000 quotations from over 3,100 authors.

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