A guide to online language dictionaries available through the Smith College Libraries.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2014
- Oxford English Dictionary
Call Number: ref PE 1625 .O87 1989
The Oxford English Dictionary is the standard source for english words from 1150 AD to the present. Entries include spelling, pronunciation, derivation, meaning, and usage. It is available both in print and in electronic formats.
- English Language Reference (Oxford)
Abbreviations, etymology, grammar, idioms, eponyms, linguistics, slang, proverbs, allusion, fhymes, science, usage, origins, etc.
- Oxford American Thesaurus
- Dictionary of Old English: A to G Online
Defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language. DOE font required for proper display, see trouble shooting
- Middle English Compendium
Contains Middle English Dictionary, HyperBibliography of Middle English (listing the materials cited in the MED), and Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse (a collection of e-texts), with links to associated electronic sources.