This multi-part database contains the online versions of important Oxford University Press reference texts. Each topical division contains the searchable version of the latest editions of published dictionaries and encyclopedias in that area. For a list of the titles included Click Here.
This major thesaurus, first published in 1994 is carefully designed and easy-to-use. It has been compiled by William Lutz, author of Doublespeak and a renowned expert on language use. Instead of indiscriminately listing every word associated with the headword, as many other thesauruses do, The Cambridge Thesaurus selects those that are synonyms or near synonyms in the widest range of contexts, labelling any that are slang or otherwise restricted in usage. Synonyms are listed according to their commonness and appropriateness, as are antonyms, and are distinguished by sense. In those cases where the distinction between senses in not clear, a brief definition is provided.
This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms. Includes a centre section containing thematic lists, for example of animals, games, and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles.