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Oxford English Dictionary
The most comprehensive dictionary of the English language, and, in fact, of any language. 600,000 words, covering more than 1,000 years of English language development. The OED is like a living entity - there are a number of books written about it. Search our library catalog for "Oxford English Dictionary" as a subject heading.
Credo Reference: Dictionaries & Thesauri
Other English Language Dictionaries
Find print and electronic dictionaries about your topic through the library catalog by adding your keyword(s) to this dictionary-specific search.
You may also use this form to search for dictionaries of foreign lanuages not included in the list to the left.
Credo Reference: Bilingual Dictionaries
Foreign Language Dictionaries
For e-dictionaries, scroll through the lists in the links below for ones that say "website" instead of having a call number.
For dictionaries of languages not listed here, see the "topical dictionaries" search box to the right.
Collocations & Idioms
Word combination may have different meanings than simply joining the definitions of each word. Collocation dictionaries identify common word combinations and idiom dictionaries define expressions.
usingenglish.com Phrasal Verb Dictionary
Phrasal verbs can be tricky. This dictionary of over 3,000 phrasal verb entries clears up some of the confusion about their usage. Quizzes allow you to gain experience using them through practice.
Multilingual Glossary - ACRL
Access a Multilingual Glossary of library terms. The glossary is divided into two parts: (1) the Language Table, which presents a list of these terms in six languages, and (2) the Definitions.