Dictionaries Online?

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue Feb 8 19:02:20 UTC 2005

I'm rather partial to the Century Dictionary, OED, and Samuel Johnson.  Of
the modern batch I like MW11 for the searchable etys.

American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on Tuesday, February 08,
2005 at 11:53 AM -0500 wrote:
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>Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: Dictionaries Online?
>At 8:33 AM -0800 2/8/05, Jason Norris wrote:
>>Although there are several online dictionaries, I was wondering
>>which one(s) you use on a regular basis, whether free or
>>subscription? (Or do you stick with the hard copy versions?)
>>Any recommendations?
>>Jason Norris
>I use, and recommend, American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed. (2000),
>Disclaimer:  I'm a member of the Usage Panel.  I still think it's the
>best universally accessible online dictionary, although if you can
>access the Oxford English Dictionary from your domain, there's
>nothing better.  I can get it at http://dictionary.oed.com/, but your
>institution has to subscribe.

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