What is the best way to have random words selected from a dictionary? [more inside]
Is there a resource that demonstrates how to do foreign accents by re-spelling words in such a way that when read aloud by an American, will closely resemble the accent? For example, in "Australian", Down = Dan. [more inside]
Is there an open source (or free for non-commercial use) list of English (Either RP or Standard American) IPA transcriptions available somewhere? Example: car: /ˈkɑː/, cat: /kæt/.
Is there a word for wondering if there's a word for things? I do that a lot. [more inside]
Does a comprehensive etymological dictionary exist that crosses languages? [more inside]
Need help compiling a list of monolingual dictionaries. [more inside]
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!
Which dictionary does the widget in Dashboard use? (Mac OS X) [more inside]
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.
Are there any multilingual rhyming dictionaries?
Looking for a cheap, non-romanized Korean-English dictionary. [more inside]
Good free French-English dictionary online? [more inside]
Assignment Filter: What the heck is a "dialectical relationship"? [more inside]
Is the Oxford–Hachette French English dictionary properly available online if you live outside of France? [more inside]
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.
What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
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?
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?
Is the English language stagnating or do dictionaries just suck? [more inside]
Need recommendations for a quality French-English electronic dictionary. [more inside]
What is a good encyclopedia / dictionary for 19th and/or 20th century literature? [more inside]
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.
Where can I find a copy of Synergetics Dictionary? [more inside]
Is there an online Dutch dictionary that shows diacritical marks for the pronunciation and stress of the word? [more inside]
Looking for an English-Spanish martial arts glossary. [more inside]
I'd like to get a German dictionary/language program for my Blackberry Curve. Any recommendations or caveats? [more inside]
LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
I need recommendations for the best Spanish review/dictionary. [more inside]
Francofilter (part 2) (part 1): What's my best option for a science/technical French-English/English-French dictionary? [more inside]
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)
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!
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.)
Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
Which rhyming dictionary would you recommend? And why? [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
Where can I find free (and obscure) downloadable dictionaries? [more inside]
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]
Where can I download a good free Port>>Eng dictionary? [more inside]
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?
How do I turn off the dictionary lookup popup thing on nytimes.com? [more inside]
Microsoft Word/Office question: Can anyone recommend a good third-party add on dictionary for medical, technical and scientific terms? [more inside]
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]
Best large Spanish-English dictionary? Also best dictionary for Cervantes era spanish? (Reasons why best a bonus.) Many thanks.
I'd like to know some specifics about replacing Dashboard with Yahoo! Widget Engine. [more inside]
What does one call something that contains the seeds of its own downfall? [more inside]
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]
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]