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Dictionary

dictionary : a reference source in print or electronic form containing words usually alphabetically arranged along with information about their forms, pronunciations, functions, etymologies, meanings, and syntactical and idiomatic uses — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

lexicon : a book containing an alphabetical arrangement of the words in a language and their definitions — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Dictionary also called a lexicon, wordbook, or vocabulary, is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often listed alphabetically, with usage information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, and other information; or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another, also known as a lexicon. — Wikipedia (Category)

Britannica

Introduction


Discipline

Lexicography focuses on the design, compilation, use and evaluation of general dictionaries, i.e. dictionaries that provide a description of the language in general use. Such a dictionary is usually called a general dictionary or LGP dictionary (Language for General Purpose). Specialized lexicography focuses on the design, compilation, use and evaluation of specialized dictionaries, i.e. dictionaries that are devoted to a (relatively restricted) set of linguistic and factual elements of one or more specialist subject fields, e.g. legal lexicography. — Wikipedia

Theory

Generative Lexicon Theory & Computational Lexicon (Pustejovsky & Johnston)

Science

Lexicology and lexicography
Lexicology (Wikipedia)

Preservation



Dictionary of Old English (University of Toronto)

History

Dictionaries & Meanings (British Library)



Macmillan Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary



Empire of words: The reign of the O.E.D. (John Willinsky)
Oxford English Dictionary (Wikipedia)

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
Compact Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
OED Word Stories (OED)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Job of the Week: Lexicographer (Upstart Business Journal)

Organization

Dictionary Society of North America
International Society for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ISHLL)

News

International Journal of Lexicography
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression


Fun




Luciferous Logolepsy
Alpha Dictionary

1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue by Captain Grose (Gutenberg) Francis Grose (Wikipedia)
The Devil’s Dictionary (Official Site) The Devil’s Dictionary (Wikipedia)

Grandiloquent Dictionary (Chris Bird)
Collecting and defining the most rare, obscure, and pretentious words in the English language

Game

Word Games (Ask Oxford)
Fun & Games (Dictionary.com)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future


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