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.
An English Homophone Dictionary
Homophones are words that are pronounced alike even if they
differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as "pair" and
"pear". Homophones may also be spelled alike, as in
"bear" (the animal) and "bear" (to carry). But this
list consists only of homophones that are not spelled alike.
Homonym is a somewhat looser term than homophone, sometimes referring to
all homophones and only homophones, and sometimes referring to the subset
of homophones that are spelled alike.
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
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 WorldWideWeb 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
Tips for Spanish Speakers who are Learning English
This site is dedicated to the most common errors found among
speakers of Spanish who are learning English. It is not meant to be a
complete grammar but mainly aimed at helping Spanish-speaking students to
avoid making these common mistakes. The site may also help English
teachers who are planning to work in Latin America. The following points
will be discussed:
-Adjectives vs adverbs
-Omission of Subject
-Other/ Another/ Others
-Phrasal Verbs/ Prepositions
-Frequently Misspelled Words
-List of Irregular Verbs
How to write an Email message
This web discusses the differences between email and
conventional letter writing. It is an excellent introduction to the
sociocultural and coded differences between email and other kinds of
letter writing. As email is fast surpassing "snail" mail as the
major form of writing personal letters between peoples, it is important
that students start by learning about the characteristics of email.
A Free program of english classes. Useful for students for
self-study and practice.
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
A Guide to Web Surfing for EFL Students
The Internet is very exciting. It is changing the face of
human culture. However, the internet can also be intimidating and
overwhelming, because there are so many websites. Good web surfers are
good at searching for information and evaluating the sites that they find.
And just like real surfing, it takes practice to become good at web
surfing. You can learn alot just by playing on the web, but you can also
waste a lot of time. Ask yourself these questions:
How can I find the information that I need most efficiently?
How can I evaluate the information that I find?
This site will help you learn how to be a better web surfer. Start by
taking the Internet Knowledge Quiz.
Hypertext English Language Practice
These pages provide information and practice exercises about
the grammar and vocabulary of English. Excercises include the following
areas: Phrasal verbs with 'ON'
Phrasal verbs with 'UP'
Defining and non-defining relative clauses
Help solve short mysteries.
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
The English Learner
Learners of English will find all types of interactive tests
and exercises here:
hangman and more.
EnglishLearner.Com also offers English lessons by e-mail at three levels
every week - completely free!
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"
Enter text or a URL into the input screen. Program will
translate the text or the linked page.
Common Spelling errors in English
A page full of the most commonly mispelled words in English.
Also some good links to other spelling topics. A quick resource