Look up 124,800 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about
all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications,
and the military.
Cambridge University Press Online Dictionary
Enter one word that you wish to search for in the space
For example, to search for the idiom try your luck, type either try or
You may choose from the Cambridge International Dictionary of English,
Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International
Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs or Cambridge International Dictionary of
A collection of net acronyms, CHAT phrases, email smileys...
All about Internet language.
One Look Dictionary
Dictionary word count = 2994189 words in 595 dictionaries now
indexed This website indexes other dictionary indexes. Simple to use
Alphabetical: Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical
index of headwords
Categorial Outline: Browse the thesaurus through the six broad categories
into which Mr. Roget classified the entire vocabulary of the English
Roget's Thesaurus (2)
Another version of the famous Thesaurus.
This is a project at Vancouver Webpages to generate
copyright-free lists of English synonyms for a search engine. For a more
comprehensive list, go to WordNet
The Anagram Dictionary
It's interesting the number of anagrams that are fitting:
Eternity and entirety, backward and drawback, discern and rescind, demand
and madden, comedian and demoniac, American and cinerama, aspirate and
parasite, oldies and soiled, lust and slut, to name a few of many
hundreds. Certainly there'd be some impact on the meanings and popularity
of words from how they sound and look. To some small degree we've been
subconsciously shaping our language to make nice anagrams since it began.
Have a question about words, grammar or language?
The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
What can I do with the rhyming dictionary?
You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards,
witticisms, and more. Using the three phonetic query functions described
below, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound
exactly the same as a certain target word. Using the two semantic query
functions, synonyms and ``semantic siblings'', you can find words that
approximate or have the same meaning as an intended concept. Combining the
two features can help you balance sound and meaning in a poetic writing
The WWW Acronym and Abbreviation Server
A list of (mostly) acronyms (abbreviations constructed from
the first letters [or first few letters] of the words of a phrase.
Technically speaking, an ACRONYM listing is not a dictionary.
Type in your word or phrase and press ENTER/RETURN.
WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
Useful for song and poetry writing. Includes the following
categories: End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes (e.g. Conviction,
Prediction), Beginning rhymes
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Online
Like the famous CD Rom, only online and free. Has map
indexes, subject categories (physical sciences, life sciences, geography,
social sciences etc.). This is where a lot of students get answers for
homework assignments and/or projects.
The Knowledge Adventure Encyclopaedia
Information about a large number and variety of interesting
topics. "A great homework helper". Simply type a word into the
form provided and press enter.
Fun & Games: Word Search
A Java application that generates a word games (word search,
jumbled words and scrabble
Word and Sentence Scramble
Family Word Scramble
Clothing Word Scramble
Webster's Word Games of the Day
Got two minutes? Play a new puzzle every day or visit our
puzzle archive to play games you missed during the past month. Our word
puzzles come in four hot formats:
Use definition clues to unscramble three words before the bomb goes off!
It's as easy as matching the synonyms, antonyms, or slang terms before
time runs out.
Presto chango! Transform one word into another one letter at a time by
matching the clues.
Know your word histories? Or geography? Or history? Prove it with our hot
This is a custom seek and find word search game. You give
FunBrain a list of words which it then hides in the puzzle. Select a level
and whether you want to play against FunBrain or if you want the puzzle to
be printed out on paper so you can play it away from the computer. The
site has four levels (easy, medium, hard, super hard) based on the numbers
of words, and has a variety of vocabulary themes (fruit, pets,
instruments, countries, etc) also clearly labelled according to skill
An Elementary Grammar
The Indefinite Article
The Definite Article
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Adverbs
Prepositions of Time
Prepositions of Place
The Simple Present Tense
The Present Continuous Tense
The Future Tense
The Simple Past Tense
The Past Continuous Tense
The Present Perfect Tense
The Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
Been and Gone
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
English Club: English Grammar
These English grammar pages will help you to study and
understand the structure of English. Don't be afraid of grammar! The
grammar of any language is there to help you. Remember that the language
came first. The grammar is only a reflection of the language.Verbs &
Present simple: I do
Present continuous: I am doing
Present perfect simple: I have done
Present perfect continuous: I have been doing
Past simple: I did
Future: will: I will do
Future: going to: I am going to do
Future: present continuous: I am doing
"Used to do"
"Be used to something"
Questions: Do you do?
Passive: It is done Modals
Have to (obligation)
Must not (prohibition)
Superlative: the biggest
ESL Grammar Notes
Three links to detailed information on grammar points.
Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner, NetGrammar focuses on
English grammar through interactive listening, reading and writing
Research in second language acquisition suggests that students expect and
need to learn the formal rules of a language in focus. That is why
NetGrammar was developed with that focus in mind where students will
practice new structures in a variety of contexts in order to help them
internalize and master the many structures of English. NetGrammar provides
an abundance of both controlled and communicative exercises so that
students can bridge the gap between knowing grammatical structures and
NetGrammar follows a six-step approach at the Unit Level. The first step
is contextualiazing the new content through clear objectives, language
functions and notes where new structures are shown in context. This is
followed by a presentation of the structures (Grammar Focus) with grammar
charts and explanations. The third step is listening where students hear a
variety of short conversations, interviews, storytelling, etc. The fourth
step is reading. Here, students can find a variety of short authentic
passage.. The fifth step is writing where students can practice the new
structures by cues given to them. They can also e-mail their writing
products to their instructor and/or other friends. And finally, the six
step is the review section, which can be used as a self test. The
exercises in this section test the structures of the unit and can be
e-mailed to the instructor and/or other friends.
Online English Grammar
This website includes an enormous table of contents with
hyperlinks to all the online grammar you could want!
You can scroll through the Table of Contents to scan down or up to the
item that you are looking for.
You can search by clicking on a letter of the alphabet which will take you
to the alpabetical category in the Subject Index
You can conduct a key-word search of the Table of Contents by using your
browser's 'find' option (in Netscape this is under 'Edit') and typing in a
word relevant to your search (note - this does not search the whole
grammar but only the Table of Contents.
This area is meant to be used by entry levels of ESL classes
at this point.
Advanced students should try "crazy English" or the
The English Grammar Clinic
The English Grammar Clinic is an oustanding resource for
students and teachers as well as those who just like the English language.
Send your English grammar question to us and the professional teaching
staff at Lydbury English Centre will post the answer where you will be
able to view it.
There is a page of FAQs (frequently asked question) pages for speedy
Finally, the grammar café for a chat with friends
The Grammar Gorillas
Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying
parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our
friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla
with appeal. A fun activity for beginner and advanced learners.
Internet TESL Journal's Crossword Puzzle links
There are so many crossword puzzle pages in this site, that I
decided to include the page of links to the crosswords. Teachers should
read through the list and decide which theme, topic, or level is
appropriate to their individual needs. The results of this self-access
searching could then be communicated through the discussion area of this
Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures
English as a second language.
Perhaps native English-speaking children will find them fun, too.
Click the correct picture. You can use the RETURN key to close the alert
Spelling Rules and guidlines
Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell and Six Ways to
-a handout for students-
Help solve short mysteries.
The English Spelling Zone
Learn some basic spelling rules, then practice using them.
Includes... Plural Nouns, [ed] and [ing] words, Comparatives and
Variety of Activities
Activities such as crosswords, reading comprehension,
grammar, and matching excercises.
Aesop's Fairytales online
Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of
654+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many
more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler
Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean
De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good
internet souls. Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random
Images, Random Fables, Search Engine, Message Forum and much more on the
way. Recently added are 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen with
209 Grimms Fairy Tales coming soon along with much more mythology and
stories for your reading pleasure.
Cambridge EFL Online
Cambridge EFL On-line is the website of the University of
Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, English as a Foreign Language
In this site you will find full information on all of the Cambridge EFL
examinations and tests, as well as the latest news from Cambridge
Language Tests: Vocabulary with Pictures
The following categories are available...
Babel Fish Translator
Runs out of the Altavista Search engine. As with most
translators, you enter text or an http address, choose which languages you
wish to translate to and from, and the machine translates (if possible)
The Babylon Translator
Babylon is Faster and Easier than any Dictionary
Paper, electronic or CD-Rom
Translates expressions and abbreviations
Babylon translates expressions such as "make ends meet" or
"more or less" and abbreviations such as "btw"(by the
way) or "asap" (as soon as possible)
Babylon is comprehensive
Ultra rich vocabulary of words and expressions; Babylon not only
translates words and phrases but also proper names and geographical places
Computer terms such as "ftp", "smtp"
Medical terms such as "macrosomia" and "endoscopic
Legal terms such as "seisin" and "arbitration clause"
Mag's Word Finder
Ever wondered how many words you could make out of the
letters in your name? Choose a dictionary, type in a word or phrase, and
fire away! There is also a list of other word games on the web
Spelling rules are there. The site will not win any awards
for visual design, but it has the most common rules.
Gav and Peloso's Interactive Story
This is a moderated choose-your-own-adventure type of story
where you get to write the story, and follow the story as it grows (and
takes up much needed hard drive space.) You can even copy down the story
location and come back to it later to see how it's grown.
International Writing Exchange
Started in 1993, this fast became the most popular
collaborative writing activity of the HUT Email Writing Project, largely
due to it's firm yet flexible structure.
It's a flexible communicative project, with students writing to and
receiving feedback from their global peers as well as their teacher.
The 5 main phases of each module are:
Introductory letterwith teacher feedback, and student's revised version
Article on a topic, e.g., Love and Marriage
Peer feedback 1, author's response, 3 , 4 and 5
Teacher feedback, followed by self-study, e.g., with Help Pages and XE
demo, and exercises created by class teacher and peers
Virtual conference in HUT Virtual Language Centre
Evaluation and selection for IWE Journal
Paragraph Punch Website
This web site is designed to help users learn how to write a
basic paragraph. This is a free online lesson based on our popular Windows
95/98/NT application, Paragraph Punch.
Users develop an idea and write their own topic sentence, body, and
conclusion. Program prompts guide students step by step through
pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.
Students’ completed paragraphs can be transferred to a word processing
program, HTML editor, or e-mail application
The Quotations Page
This page was originally developed as a catalog of Quotation
resources on the Internet; it has since evolved into a large-scale
Quotation site with many original resources.
The Student Showcase
The student showcase is an electronic magazine, containing
prose written by high school students.
Although minor changes may have been made, the materials contained
herein have not been professionally edited, and may contain errors in
or usage as they appeared in the students' original submissions.
Materials have been organized by content for easier browsing.Feature
Are You Stupid?
Cigarette Smoking: A bad or a good thing?
Drugs: Should we or shouldn't we?
Stop the Bloodshed
They are Not Different
To Serve or Not to Serve (That is the question)
Wacky Web Tales
Wacky Web Tales is a story generator. Student inputs a series
of required words (noun, past tense verb, exclamation, etc) and the
program generates a short story. There is help on the parts of speech.
There are also examples of published tales from other students. Target is
Grade 4 (native speakers presumably).