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Online Dictionary, Language Guide, Foreign Language and Etymology

Online Dictionary, Language Guide, Foreign Language and Etymology

The Acronym Server: find and submit acronyms and meanings The origins of acronyms are a little unclear, but their widespread use in daily life is a relatively modern phenomenon and the result of growing literacy in the 19th and 20th centuries. In more restricted circumstances, however, they have been in use for thousands of years (both the Roman and Hebrew cultures used them). There is a shortage of good articles on the web about the history and development of acronyms: the best is probably at Wikipedia. There is also an unimaginable quantity of garbage put out by the ignorant, some of which is now rightly being exposed as Urban Myth (see example). About us As a footnote to all this, we began serving acronyms to the Internet in late 1987, with an email interface (you sent email with a request and got back the answer), so we've been collecting acronyms from all over for the best part of three decades. In 1991 we moved the service to the web, although the email interface continued in parallel until 1996.

25 Common Phrases That You're Saying Wrong Being a freelance writer, I often find myself messing up common phrases. When I’m unsure, I do a quick Google search to make sure that what I’m writing is actually what I’m trying to say. This inspired me to come up with a list of common phrases that people frequently get wrong. Here’s my list of common phrases that you might be saying incorrectly. The phrases on the left are incorrect, the ones on the right are correct. 1: Nip it in the butt vs. Nipping something in the bud means that you’re putting an end to it before it has a chance to grow or start. 2: I could care less vs. Saying that you could care less about a topic implies that you do care about it at least a little. 3: One in the same vs.One and the same When you really sit and think about it, “one in the same” doesn’t mean anything at all. 4: You’ve got another thing coming vs. This is one of those phrases where the incorrect usage actually does make sense and has become its own phrase. 5: Each one worse than the next vs.

100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! 21 Responses to “100 Exquisite Adjectives” Rebecca Fantastic list! Spaans leren op internet Ik snap het We gebruiken cookies om verkeer te analyseren en advertenties te personaliseren. Informatie over je gebruik van deze site wordt gedeeld met Google. Cookie Consent plugin for the EU cookie law Leren > Taal > Spaans Online cursussen, woordenboeken en leerzame sites over de Spaanse taal. Spaans ¡Es fácil! On-line cursus Spaans voor beginnerstip! Spaanse grammatica (Engels)Uitleg bij Spaanse zelfstandige naamwoorden, bijvoeglijke naamwoorden en werkwoorden.Spaanse les (Seibo Werkgroep)Online lessen Spaans, van een werkgroep die zich bezighoudt met ontwikkelingshulp in El Seibo, Dominicaanse Republiek.Spaanse les op het web (Engels)Basiskennis van de grammatica en woordenschat van Mexicaans Spaans. Spaanse taal en cultuur (Engels)Allerlei lessen en oefeningen Spaans.Spaanse werkwoorden vervoegen (Engels)Voer het hele werkwoord in en je krijgt alle vervoegingen.Spaanse werkwoorden vervoegen (Spaans)Oefen de vervoegingen van zowel regelmatige als onregelmatige Spaanse werkwoorden. Zie ook

English Dictionary online LEXILOGOS •Oxford (compact) English dictionary • Oxford (advanced learners) English dictionary & American English • Macmillan: English dictionary • Chambers: English dictionary • Collins: English dictionary • Cambridge (advanced learner's dictionary) • Longman: English dictionary • Merriam-Webster (American) meaning , etymology, pronunciation (+ audio) & thesaurus • Learner's dictionary • Visual dictionary by topics • American Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster, 1828 edition • The Century Dictionary (American, 1881) dictionary & encyclopedia: 500 000 meanings • Etymonline: etymological dictionary • Word info: etymology of English words derived from Latin and Greek words • Roget's Thesaurus: synonyms & broaders • Hyperdic: synonyms & broaders, meanings • Visuwords: synonyms (graphical dictionary) • American dictionaries: Random House, American Heritage... • Wordnik: American dictionaries: American Heritage, Century... & etymology, examples • rhyming dictionary

Cliche Finder Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one? Just enter any words in the form below, and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase... Over 3,300 clichés indexed! What exactly is a cliche? This is Morgan, creator of the Cliche Finder. Or, you might like my crazy passion project: Spanish for Nerds: Learning Spanish via Etymologies! Back to cliches... if you would like to see some other Web sites about clichés? © S. Special thanks to Damien LeriAnd to Mike Senter Morgan's Web page

The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources Italiaans leren op Internet Ik snap het We gebruiken cookies om verkeer te analyseren en advertenties te personaliseren. Informatie over je gebruik van deze site wordt gedeeld met Google. Als je deze site gebruikt, ga je akkoord met het gebruik van cookies. Meer informatie Cookie Consent plugin for the EU cookie law Leren > Taal > Italiaans Italiaans Buon ItaliaansOnline Italiaans leren voor beginners, zoals het alfabet, getallen, eenvoudige alledaagse zinnen en de uitspraak.Ciao! Falo's Italiaanse SchoolCursus Italiaans, zowel een woordenschat als de grammatica, en artikelen over de Italiaanse cultuur.Italiaans leren onlineEen overzicht van Internet-bronnen over de Italiaanse taal.Italiaanse brief schrijven (Italiaans)Informatie en inspiratie over de Italiaanse taal en hulpmiddelen voor het schrijven van een brief in het Italiaans. Italianissimo (Engels)tip! Zie ook Bron:

DANTE | A lexical database for English Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary Word List Advertisement. is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? More Word Lists If You've Never Used These English Idioms, You're Probably Not a Native Engli... Those of us who grew up with English as our first language have been exposed to idioms and idiomatic expressions for most of our lives. They may have confused us a little when we were children, but explanation and constant exposure not only increased our understanding of them, but likely drew them into our own vernacular. If you’re in the process of learning the English language, you may come across some of these and not be entirely sure what they mean. 1. No, this doesn’t mean that you’ve dropped part of your snack. 2. Like taking a HUGE bite of a sandwich that will fill your mouth up so much that you can’t move your jaw, this idiom implies that you’ve taken on more than you can handle successfully. 3. You can’t take anything with you when you die, so don’t bother hoarding your stuff or not using it except for “special occasions”. 4. This implies that nearly everything has been packed/taken/removed. 5. 6. To get married. 7. 8. This means “never”. 9. Basically: you are who you are.