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All About Words

The Etymology of First Names
From Aaren to Zsusanna - lots of first names of many languages.
Rhetorical Figures of Speech
Notes the differences between hyperbaton and hyperbole, for example. From the University of Kentucky.
An Online Dictionary of Literary Terms
Little Explorers Dictionary
Picture dictionary with links to sites relating to the picture. Several dual language versions.
OneLook Dictionaries
Various specialized dictionaries.
Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
Find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word.
Roget's Thesaurus
Roget's Thesaurus on-line.
Visual Thesaurus
High tech site that investigates the "spatial map of linguistic associations". A very imaginative, well designed site, that allows you to follow words by clicking on them as they float around.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
An online searchable version of this collection.
Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary
On-line version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition.
Animated Sign Language Dictionary
Learn more about ASL and the Deaf community.
Learn Vocabulary Syndicate
Grade specific puzzles, comic strips, word games and monthly word find puzzles designed to help make learning vocabulary fun.
World Wide Words
Learn about the history of certain words or the evolution of new ones,
Word Wizard
A free club giving members access to word competitions, new words, quotations, classic insults, slang, and an Ask the Expert service.
Ask the Word Wizard
"We offer you a round trip across the language, answering your questions about word or phrase origins, offering a selection of new words, snappy quotes and elegant insults, as well as our Public Scribe Service and amazing competitions. "
Little Explorers
1100 illustrated dictionary entries, as well as links to relevant sites from various topics.
Lexical Free Net
Type in any two words and look for synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, anagrams and more. There's even an option to find words in the database with similar spellings.
One Look Dictionary
Over 318 dictionaries indexed at one site to provide access to multiple meanings. Includes spelling and specialty dictionaries - even an option to create your own dictionary.

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