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I need a good on-line dictionary

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Steve, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Martin's post occasionally have caused my vocabulary skills to run screaming for cover.

    Other than dictionary.com, which is slow and not very in-depth, does any have a recommendation for a good on-line dictionary that is reasonably fast while providing more than one definition for a word (assuming it has multiples, of course!)

    Thanks!
     
  2. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Sorry dude, I use OED CD on my pc most of the time. Etymology is very important to me. :)
     
  3. Techie2000

    Techie2000 The crowd would sing:

    http://www.m-w.com/

    Otherwise I'd recommend buying the DVD or CD edition of the Oxford English Dictionary...
     
  4. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    <a href="http://www.m-w.com/">Mirriam-Webster</a> is relatively fast.

    Edit: you're too fast Techie!
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Is that it, then?

    Merriam-Webster will do fine, thanks Techie!
     
  6. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    If Etymology is important to you, you will love this site...http://www.geocities.com/etymonline/
     
  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Perhaps, but for the best site it's (and listed in GA's Links) word-origins.com
     
  8. tke711

    tke711 Oink Oink Staff Member

    Thanks, I'll check that one out as well.
     
  9. joseftu

    joseftu ORIGINAL Pomp-Dumpster

    I'm jealous, ethics. I've been wanting that OED cd-rom for a long time!
    I hate hauling out the heavy volume and the magnifying glass. It weighs a ton! :violin:
     
  10. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Actually, one of the future prizes for Post of the Month was going to be OED on a CD ROM. :)
     
  11. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    I came in second and got something similar. Was told to look up l-o-s-e-r
     
  12. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  13. mrRT

    mrRT Tech Mod

    Was it the CD version??

    :p
     

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