ICT 4 ELT Portals

Online Dictionaries

Compiled and annotated by
Jarmila Fictumová.


  • About dictionaries

    http://dictionary.reference.com/features/

    Check out also Dictionary.com Tools to install your dictionary in your toolbar.

  • Google

    http://www.google.com/

    When you include "define", "what is" or "what are" in your query in front of a word, phrase, or acronym, Google displays one Glossary definition above your search results. Google Glossary provides definitions for words, phrases, and acronyms that Google finds on web pages. The Glossary is good for finding definitions for terms that aren't in some dictionaries, e.g., slang words, technical terms, ethnic words and other specialized terms.

Monolingual English Dictionaries

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Learner dictionaries

These provide illustrative sentences and easy-to-understand definitions.

Dictionaries for native speakers – English

Dictionaries for native speakers – Czech

Bilingual Dictionaries

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Czech – English

Czech – Slovak

Multilingual Dictionaries

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  • Metatrans

    http://apollo.fi.muni.cz/metatrans/

    A very sophisticated interface - apart from other languages, it also includes Czech-English, English-Czech online dictionaries, Word Sketches and Morphological Analysis.

  • OneLook Dictionary

    http://www.onelook.com/

    a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, the dictionary will quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word. If you don't know how to spell the word, the dictionary will help you do that too. No word is too obscure: More than 5 million words in more than 900 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

  • Wortschatz

    http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/

    This on-line dictionary from the University of Leipzig lists collocations in several languages.

Topic based Dictionaries

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Dictionaries of Idioms

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Dictionaries of Phrasal Verbs

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Dictionaries of Synonyms

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Thesauruses

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Miscellaneous

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Free downloads

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