Makes Word Searches Easy

The modern dictionary has been around since 1755 when Samuel Johnson published the first edition of A Dictionary of the English Language. Anyone who writes, reads or has a need for translating words into another language needs a dictionary at hand. Students and professionals also need a way to look up the meaning of specialized terms that they encounter in their field.

In the past, hard bound, formidable volumes made looking up words a challenge. Now, with easy access to the Internet online dictionaries are becoming the mainstay of the dictionary world.

Online dictionaries draw their information from a wide variety of sources, like the many volumes of dictionaries that have been published in the past. They also provide other word information, like word origin, known as etymology, pronunciation and synonyms along with definitions. Audio pronunciation guides are also provided in online dictionaries.

In the past, in order to look up specialized terms from science and other fields, it was necessary to have access to many different dictionary volumes. Online dictionaries are able to stream together all of these sources, providing word definitions for almost any word imaginable.

Stormonth’s Dictionary of the English Language and Manual of Scientific Terms and Ferguson’s Dictionary of Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition for Biology, Botany, Zoology, Embryology, Cytology and Physiology are examples of hard cover dictionaries that were published in the last century. These resources have been brought together in our online dictionary bringing these resources into easy reach of anyone.

Our online dictionary is easy to use. Simply type in the term you want to define or translate and hit the button. Scroll down and you will see all kinds of information pertaining to that word, along with links to other related terms.

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Part of Speech: Noun

That which naturally covers or invests another thing, as the skin covers the body. ...