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Reference sources for words and language

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Thesaurus ideal for synonyms and alternative words
Quotes and Sayings  
Oxford English Dictionary A level "lessons"
Ask Oxford references to Oxford reference sources
One Look Dictionaries This simultaneously offers you a range of definitions from different dictionaries. Worth trying.
Your Dictionary Pointers to dictionaries in over 130 languages; multilingual and specialized dictionaries, thesauri, vocabulary aids, and a list of online language identifiers.
Travlang's Translating Dictionaries Translating dictionaries, to translate words between languages
Merriam-Webster's Language Center - Dictionary and Thesaurus  
OneLook Reverse Dictionary can't think of a word? Type in a concept and it can find it!
The Hindu Website broad range of dictionaries and word collections including "Worthless Word of the Day."



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