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Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for something?

Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for things? I do that a lot. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Sep 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Detailed etymological dictionary?

Does a comprehensive etymological dictionary exist that crosses languages? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Sep 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Looking for foreign language dictionaries.

Need help compiling a list of monolingual dictionaries. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Quiero un diccionario de Español en mi ... que is "Mobile Phone" in Español?

I'm on an ongoing quest to learn Spanish, and I thought it would be handy to have a dictionary on my mobile (cell) phone. I have a Nokia E51 - Symbian s60 34rd edition phone. I bought the paper Collins English/Spanish Dictionary and it had a link to their mobile software (5th down on this site). But before shelling out 10 pounds I thought I'd see if the hive mind could recommend any alternatives? Thanks!
posted by Admira on Jul 12, 2009 - 1 answer

What Dictionary does the Dashboard widget use?

Which dictionary does the widget in Dashboard use? (Mac OS X) [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Jun 23, 2009 - 2 answers

What happened to The American Heritage Dictionary?

Does anyone know what happened to Bartleby.com's edition of The American Heritage Dictionary? It used to be at http://www.bartleby.com/61/ and now it's gone. It was there less than a month ago. It would be a shame to lose one of the most useful free resources on the 'net without good reason.
posted by cgc373 on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Are there any multilingual rhyming dictionaries?

Are there any multilingual rhyming dictionaries?
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jun 7, 2009 - 2 answers

좋은 한영사전 알습니까?

Looking for a cheap, non-romanized Korean-English dictionary. [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on May 30, 2009 - 4 answers

dict.leo.org for French?

Good free French-English dictionary online? [more inside]
posted by Electrius on May 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Dia-whatzit?

Assignment Filter: What the heck is a "dialectical relationship"? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Mar 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Oxford–Hachette French English Dictionary Online?

Is the Oxford–Hachette French English dictionary properly available online if you live outside of France? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

make bigger dictionary/thesaurus in Word

Simple q: a way to supplement the dictionary/thesaurus in, ugh, MS Word, Macintosh, to extend its vocabulary and synonym choices? I don't want to have to pop out of word to go look elsewhere. I just want the built in dictionary/thesaurus enlarged. I know there have been N previous queries about dictionaries but I didn't see anything about this specific issue. thanks.
posted by cogneuro on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

The best in ESL dictionaries / thesauri

What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Jan 19, 2009 - 4 answers

script dictionary

I need a script that will extract from a dictionary all words that contain a certain set of letters. e.g: "a", "b", e" should return "abe", "babe", "a" etc. I know this is trivial in perl: however I want the biggest dictionary I can get my hands on, not just the default on linux. So I guess my question has two parts: can you please point me to this script and also point me to the biggest free dictionary in one or all of these scripts: roman, cyrillic, greek. This possibly has been implemented as a website. Which website?
posted by pita on Jan 14, 2009 - 26 answers

Dictionary term for tiny orange slices?

WordFilter: Is there a word/term for the tiny slices of oranges that are found between the regular sized slices? Grandma Hollis calls them "Santa Clauses." Does an actual dictionary term exist?
posted by Etta Hollis on Jan 10, 2009 - 7 answers

At only 100 words a year wouldn't English have dwindled to nothing by now?

Is the English language stagnating or do dictionaries just suck? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Dec 1, 2008 - 19 answers

French-English dictionary, svp

Need recommendations for a quality French-English electronic dictionary. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Nov 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Encyclopedia of 19th C literature

What is a good encyclopedia / dictionary for 19th and/or 20th century literature? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Sep 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Some sort of database for translations?

Is there any sort of freeware program (online, installed on computer, php, mysql, anything) for me to save phrases in English, and then their translation in a certain language? In some kind of tidy, tabled format? I tried a wiki but I quickly tired of formatting each entry in order to produce a tidy table. Ideally, I'd like to be able to just plug in the phrases and go.
posted by Xere on Sep 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Synergetics Dictionary, Where?

Where can I find a copy of Synergetics Dictionary? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Sep 5, 2008 - 4 answers

"Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen." Gee, where does the stress fall?

Is there an online Dutch dictionary that shows diacritical marks for the pronunciation and stress of the word? [more inside]
posted by softsantear on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Boot to the head . . . in Spanish

Looking for an English-Spanish martial arts glossary. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jun 4, 2008 - 2 answers

Help My Blackberry Speak German

I'd like to get a German dictionary/language program for my Blackberry Curve. Any recommendations or caveats? [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Smallest Number of Words To Be Deemed A Dictionary?

LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 23, 2008 - 8 answers

I need to brush up on my Spanish.

I need recommendations for the best Spanish review/dictionary. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Best French-English/English-French science dictionary?

Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Apr 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for electronic dictionaries

I am looking for an electronic dictionary that can translate English/Korean/Japanese. I have looked around, and there are simply too many to wade through without any that seem above the rest. Does anyone here happen to have any experience with one or have any recommendations? (I initially tried to find something for my Blackberry 8830; however, I had no luck as of yet)
posted by Knigel on Apr 10, 2008 - 1 answer

hardscrabble scripting

Is it possible to write a greasemonkey script or FF add-on to have the online scrabble dictionary default to exact matches only? It's sooooooo annoying to have to select the radio box every time!
posted by pinto on Mar 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Easy database for words (dictionary)?

I want to make a dictionary database of words, where I can query part of speech, spelling patterns, pronunciation patterns, number of syllables, definitions, etc. Is Access best for this? Or are there other smaller, free applications you would suggest? Ideally I would like a lot of control over query output layout. Ease of use is important. (I never felt Access was so user-friendly [maybe that's true of all databases in general], but I'm a whiz at Excel. Unfortunately, using XL as a DB isn't very pretty.)
posted by strangeguitars on Jan 29, 2008 - 4 answers

A word for the emotion you don't feel?

Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
posted by coizero on Jan 23, 2008 - 22 answers

The tip of the tongue, taking a trip to the foreignerland.

I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Jan 22, 2008 - 14 answers

If I had a rhyming dictionary I could make this title rhyme

Which rhyming dictionary would you recommend? And why? [more inside]
posted by Slam I Am on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I find a radio vocabulary poster in French?

I am looking for a specific poster, and any information about where I could find one would be greatly appreciated. It's a poster with colorful illustrations or photographs of equipment found in a radio station (mics, headphones, midis, volume control, etc.) and all the vocabulary is in French. I know such a thing may be impossible to find, but I need to try.
posted by comfortinsound on Dec 6, 2007 - 0 answers

How to visually parse words and text?

I would like to develop a visual dictionary, web-based, which would allow me to visually parse words the reader is looking at, much like balloons over the word in question. [more inside]
posted by steppe on Nov 7, 2007 - 1 answer

I need to be insulted! But use your native tongue.

I'm looking for insults from around the world, in their native tongue, English translation and phonetics. Not truly offensive, but more like the Shakespearian "I bite my at thou." The stranger/smarter/culturally varied, the better. [more inside]
posted by Davidissimo on Oct 31, 2007 - 30 answers

Free Online Dictionaries?

Where can I find free (and obscure) downloadable dictionaries? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Oct 30, 2007 - 5 answers

I need adjectives!

I need . . . adjectives! Is there a *scannable* online dictionary or some way in which I can search through giant lists just for the adjectives? [more inside]
posted by Dee Xtrovert on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Where can I download a good Portuguese>>Eng dictionary

Where can I download a good free Port>>Eng dictionary? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Aug 5, 2007 - 11 answers

How to move the predictive text dictionary from an old Windows Mobile phone to a new one

I've upgraded from this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 4 (I think) to this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 5. Is there any way to transfer from the old phone to the new phone: a) the predictive-text dictionary (thus saving myself re-entering the many placenames and dozens of swear words I've submitted) and/or b) my past SMS text messages?
posted by unclemonty on Jul 6, 2007 - 1 answer

Get rid of the NY Times dictionary popups!?

How do I turn off the dictionary lookup popup thing on nytimes.com? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

(3-Glycidoxypropyl)-trimethoxysilane or (3-Glycidoxypropyl)-trimithoxysilane?

Microsoft Word/Office question: Can anyone recommend a good third-party add on dictionary for medical, technical and scientific terms? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on May 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me throw an awesome Irish pub party.

Asking for a friend: If you could design a booklet to be distributed at a party at an Irish pub, what would you include? [more inside]
posted by Not in my backyard on Apr 25, 2007 - 12 answers

Best large Spanish English dictionary?

Best large Spanish-English dictionary? Also best dictionary for Cervantes era spanish? (Reasons why best a bonus.) Many thanks.
posted by IndigoJones on Apr 3, 2007 - 10 answers

How can I replace Dashboard with Yahoo Widget Engine?

I'd like to know some specifics about replacing Dashboard with Yahoo! Widget Engine. [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Dec 13, 2006 - 2 answers

What does one call something that contains the seeds of its own downfall?

What does one call something that contains the seeds of its own downfall? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 5, 2006 - 35 answers

Mac OS X only knows English

Mac OS X 10.4 has a wonderful little feature associated with Dictionary.app : if press crtl + apple + D, it gives you the definition of the word under the cursor. Clearly this is only of limited use to a native english speaker, but I can imagine it being very helpful to non-native speakers, and I've very much love to have dictionaries in other languages (firsly French). However, it appears Apple never bothered to make any. Any idea what the file format is? Or how to make your own dictionary? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Oct 2, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me build a better dictionary!

How do you start digitizing a dictionary? More specifically, how (and where) do I begin putting together a digital and internally cross-referenceable edition of the Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic? [more inside]
posted by awenner on Sep 16, 2006 - 16 answers

Single-Syllable Dictionaries?

Where can I find a dictionary of single-syllable expressions, ideally multi-lingual? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Aug 3, 2006 - 2 answers

Can anyone identify this photographic travel dictionary / phrasebook?

My partner and I once saw a photographic phrasebook / dictionary while at the National Gallery in Canberra, Australia allowing the language impaired to point to an image. Does anyone know of the book we're referring to? (An Amazon ref would be grand) [more inside]
posted by pipstar on May 25, 2006 - 3 answers

The grammer police strike again!

Why is electrical a word, but electronical isn't? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on May 21, 2006 - 58 answers

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