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Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries

The ARTFL Project
Many public access databases including the Dictionnaires d'autrefois, the Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert, and the Bibliothèque Bleue de Troyes

BEOLINGUS – Your Online Dictionary
Provided by TU Chemnitz; dictionaries included are German and English, Spanish, Portuguese.

The Free Dictionary by Farlex
Includes dictionaries for more than 10 languages and a powerful English thesaurus.

IATE – Inter-Active Terminology for Europe
In IATE you can find EU-specific terminology and jargon, as well as terms from all sorts of areas, such as law, agriculture, information technology and many others. The dictionary covers all 23 official EU languages.

LEO Dictionary
Comprehensive bilingual dictionaries for German and Chinese, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

Provides translation from English to French, German, Portuguese and Spanish by comparison of translated web pages; especially useful for idioms.

One Look Dictionary Search
Meta-dictionary that will search over 900 general and special interest dictionaries.

Monolingual Dictionaries

Britannica Merriam-Webster is a free dictionary of American English with reduced functionality compared to the subscription-based unabridged version.

Deutscher Wortschatz Universität Leipzig
Largest dictionary for the German language.

Dictionnaire Electronique des Synonymes

Le Grand Robert
This French dictionary offers 86,000 articles, 100,000 words, 350,000 meanings, and 410,000 use examples, as well as etymological information, quotations, homonyms, and much more.
German thesaurus.

Visual Thesaurus
English thesaurus in the form of an interactive map of word clusters.

Information about English words, including definitions, related words, images and audio presentation.

Grammar and Style

Grammar information from the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (ids).

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Clearly structured guide to English grammar.

Leitfaden zur deutschen Rechtschreibung [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Schweizerische Bundeskanzlei

Leitfaden zum geschlechtergerechten Formulieren
Schweizerische Bundeskanzlei

William Strunk, Jr.: The Elements of Style
Classic English reference.

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