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General Reference: Language Dictionaries

General English Dictionaries

What is a dictionary?  - Dictionaries are used to define words, to verify spelling, syllabication or pronunciation; to check on usage; or to determine the etymological history of a word.  To some degree they also standardize the language based on current usage. 

A bilingual dictionary or translation dictionary is a specialized dictionary used to translate words or phrases from one language to another.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

General Arabic Dictionaries

General Chinese Dictionaries

General French Dictionaries

General German Dictionaries

General Italian Dictionaries

General Japanese Dictionaries

General Latin Dictionaries

General Polish Dictionaries

General Russian Dictionaries

General Spanish Dictionaries

General Urdu Dictionaries