Dictionaries and Thesauri

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Check the subject guide in your discipline for a list of specialized dictionaries.
See Dictionaries, Directories, Encyclopedias for a list of full text online databases available at Queen's.

Assistance is always available at the Reference Desk 613-533-2527 or by email.

English Dictionaries & Thesauri

English language print dictionaries can be found in the call number section PE1625 - 1628.
Some examples are:

Oxford English Dictionary
REF PE1625.O87 1989t (20 volumes)
Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
REF PE1625.R3 2001t
Random House Webster's Dictionary of American English
REF PE1628.R2943 1997t
Webster's Third New International Dictionary
REF PE1625.W36 1986
Country specific dictionaries, dialects, slang dictionaries, etc, can be found near this call number area.
Some examples are:

Canadian Oxford Dictionary
REF PE3235.C36 2004
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
REF PE1628 .A623 2000
A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms
REF PE3601.Z5W5 1996

Some examples of English Language online dictionaries:
yourDictionary.com key

yourDictionary.com - Specialty Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary (Queen's only) key

Oxford Reference Online (Queen's only) key

NetLingo (Business, Technology, Communication)

OneLook Dictionaries

Online Etymology Dictionary

Roget's Thesaurus (ARTFL Project, Univ. of Chicago)

Wordsmyth: The Educational Dictionary-Thesaurus

Other Language Dictionaries

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Basque Bengali Blackfoot
Bulgarian Chinese Cree Croatian Czech Danish Delaware
Dutch Esperanto Estonian Finnish French Gaelic Ganda
Georgian German Greek Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hindustani
Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Inuktitut Irish Italian Japanese
Javanese Korean Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luganda
Malay Maori Mende Michif Micmac Mississaga Mohawk
Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Sanskrit
Serbo-Croatian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai
Tibetan Turkish Tuscarora Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Yiddish
Yoruba Welsh Other


Afrikaans-English, English-Afrikaans Dictionary
REF PF862.K966 2001t

Concise Trilingual Dictionary; English, Xhosa, Afrikaans
PL8323.J4 1972t


Albanian-English Dictionary
REF PG9591.A43 1999


Edward William Lane's Arabic-English Lexicon

VerbAce Arabic-English Dictionary

Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary : English-Arabic, Arabic-English
REF PJ6640 .O94 2010

al-Mawrid [multimedia] : qāmūs Inkilīzī-ʻArabī / Munīr al-Baʻlabakkī = Al-Mawrid : a Modern English-Arabic Dictionary
REF PJ6640 .B34 2007

Al-Muhit Oxford Study Dictionary, English-Arabic
REF PJ6640 A46 2005

Arabic Dictionary & Phrasebook : English-Arabic, Arabic-English
REF DESK PJ6640 .G32 2005

Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage
REF PJ6640 .O93 1982

A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic : (Arabic-English)
REF PJ6640 .W44 1994


English-Armenian and Armenian-English Concise Dictionary
PK8441.Y3 1944

Shirak's English-American Dictionary with Transliteration
REF PK8450.4.H36 1999


Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary
REF PH5177.E5A954 1992


Samsad Bengali-English Dictionary (Sailendra Biswas)

Blackfoot (Siksika)

Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes
REF PM2343.F72 1989t


Bulgarian-English, English-Bulgarian Dictionary
REF PG979.T36 1992t


Oxford Chinese Dictionary (English-Chinese; Chinese-English)

ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary
REF PL1455.A33 2003

A New English-Chinese Dictionary
REF PL1455.Y56 1984t

Oxford-Duden Pictorial Chinese & English Dictionary
REF PL1423.O94 1989t

Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary
REF PL1455.P56 1979t


Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary = Alperta Ohci Kehteyak Nehiyaw Otwestamakewin Masinahikan
REF PM988.L42 1998t

English-Cree Primer and Vocabulary
PM988.S84 1955


English-Czech, Czech-English Dictionary
REF PG4640.C38 1963

English-Czech, Czech-English Dictionary
REF PG4640.A484 1998


Dansk-engelsk Ordbog(Danish-English Dictionary)
PD3640.V7 1954 (2 vols)

Dansk-engelsk Ordbog (Danish-English Dictionary)
REF PD3640 .A94 1995

The Standard Danish-English, English-Danish Dictionary = Dansk-engelsk, Engelsk-dansk ordboy
REF PD3640.S74 1986


Delaware-English/English-Delaware Dictionary
REF PM1033.O43 1996


Cassell's English-Dutch, Dutch-English Dictionary
REF PF640 .C375 1967

New Routledge Dutch Dictionary: Dutch-English, English-Dutch
REF PF640.O77 2003


English-Esperanto Dictionary
PM8237.F8 1963

Esperanto-English Dictionary
REF PM8237.B8

The E.U.P. Concise Esperanto and English Dictionary
PM8237.W4 1969


Inglise-eesti Sonaraamat Koolidele = English-Estonian Dictionary for Schools
REF PH625.R3 1966t

Estonian-English Dictionary = Eesti-Inglise Sonaraamat Koolidele
REF PH625.S49 1964


Suomalais-Englantilainen Suur-Sanakirja = Finnish-English General Dictionary
REF PH279.A6 1982

Finnish-English, English-Finnish Dictionary
PH279.V8 1967


Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary (French-English; English-French)
REF PC2640 .O83 2007 (4th ed)

Le grand dictionnaire terminologique

Collins Robert French Dictionary = Le Robert & Collins dictionaire français-anglais, anglais-français
REF PC2640 .C533 2010 (9th ed)

Grand dictionnaire : française-anglais, anglais-français = French-English, English-French dictionary
REF DESK PC2640 .G68 2010

We have many in Reference and in the stacks:


The Essential Gaelic-English Dictionary: a Dictionary for Students and Learners of Scottish Gaelic
REF PB1591.W38 2001

Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary
REF PB1591.D98 1941

A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language: Gaelic-English, English-Gaelic
REF PB1591.M29 1979

Ganda (Luganda)

Luganda-English Dictionary
REF PL8201.S6 1967


Georgian-English Dictionary
REF PK9125.C47 1950


Oxford German Dictionary (German-English; English-German)
REF PF3640 .O9425 2008 (3rd ed)

Duden (we also have a variety of Duden books in our Reference collection)

Das Grosse Woerterbuch der deutschen Sprache in 6 Baenden
REF PF3625 .G75 (A contemporary German dictionary in 6 volumes)

Das Wörterbuch - Netz
Ein Projekt des Kompetenzzentrums für elektronische Erschließungs- und Publikationsverfahren in den Geisteswissenschaften an der Universität Trier


English-Greek and Greek-English Dictionary, including English and Greek Grammar, Geographical and Proper Names and Abbreviations
REF PA1139.E5 K9 1947

English-Greek Dictionary; a Vocabulary of the Attic Language
REF PA445.E5W6 1964

Greek-English Lexicon
REF PA445.E5L7 1925-1940 (2 vols)

Greek-English Lexicon. Supplement
REF PA445.E5L7 1996

An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon
REF PA445.E5L7 1989

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Greek : Greek-English and English-Greek
REF PA1139.E5 P77 1986

Suidae Lexicon
REF PA5365.A7 1967 (5 vols)


Hausa-English Dictionary and English-Hausa Vocabulary
REF PL8233.B3


Complete Hebrew-English Dictionary
REF PJ4833.A42 1974

Dictionary of Classical Hebrew
REF PJ4833.O53 1993

Modern Hebrew-English Dictionary
REF PJ4833.Z57 2002


A Practical Hindi-English Dictionary (Mahendra Caturvendi)

Hindi Sabdasagara (Dasa-Hindi)

Star English-Hindi, Hindi-English Dictionary
REF PK1936.S73 1997

Chambers English-Hindi Dictionary
REF PK1936 .C49 1981

A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English
REF PK1986.P4 1977

Comprehensive English-Hindi Dictionary (Brhat Angreji-Hindi Kosa)
REF PK1933.B15 1960


Hindustani Dictionary (John Shakespear)

Student's Practical Dictionary Containing Hindustani Words with English Meanings in Persian Character


Angol-Magyar Szotar = English-Hungarian Dictionary
REF PH2640.O69 1960

English-Hungarian Standard Dictionary
REF PH2640 .M335 1991t

Hungarian-English Standard Dictionary
REF PH2640.M336 1991t

Magyar-Angol Szotar = Hungarian-English Dictionary
REF PH2640.O7 1963

Oxford-Duden Pictorial Hungarian-English Dictionary
REF PH2640.O93 1994t


Ensk-islensk Ordabok med Alfraedilegu Ivafi Byggd a Scott, Foresman Advanced Dictionary ...
REF PD2437.E58 1984t

Islensk-ensk Ordabok = Concise Icelandic-English Dictionary
REF PD2437.I83 1989t


English-Indonesian Dictionary
REF PL5076.E23 1975

Indonesian-English Dictionary
PL5076.E25 1963


Basic Siglit Inuvialuit Eskimo Dictionary = Siglit Inuvialuit Uqausiita Kipuktirutait
REF PM63.L68 1984t

Eskimo-English, English-Eskimo Dictionary; Inuktitut-English, English-Inuktitut Dictionary
REF PM63.T42 1997

Inuktitut: a Multi-Dialectal Outline Dictionary (with an Aivilingmiutaq base)
REF PM55.Z5S63 1998t

Ulirnaisigutiit: an Inuktitut-English Dictionary of Northern Quebec, Labrador, and Eastern Arctic Dialects (with an English-Inuktitut Index)
REF PM63.S313 1985u


English-Irish Dictionary
REF PB1291.D28 1959

Focloir Gaelige Agus Bearla. An Irish-English Dictionary, being a Thesaurus of the Words, Phrases and Idioms of the Modern Irish Language
REF PB1291.D5 1934

The Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary (English-Irish)

The Pocket Oxford Irish Dictionary (Irish-English)

Oxford Pocket Irish Dictionary
REF PB1291.O94 2000


Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary : English-Italian, Italian-English = Oxford Paravia il Dizionario : Inglese/Italiano, Italiano/Inglese
REF PC1640 .O94 2010 (3rd ed)

Oxford-Paravia il Dizionario Inglese Italiano, Italiano Inglese
REF PC1640 .O95 2006 (2nd ed)

DII Dizionario: Inglese-italiano, Italiano-inglese. (variant title: Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary)
REF PC1640.D18 2001

The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary (English-Italian) (Oxford Reference Online)

The Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary (Italian-English) (Oxford Reference Online)

Garzanti Italiano : i Grandi Dizionari (Note: Italian only)
REF PC1625 .G37 2008
Temporarily shelved at Stauffer Library - Reference DeskGuide c.1
Temporarily shelved at Stauffer Library - Reference Desk

Grande Dizionario Della Lingua Italiana (Note: Italian only)
REF PC1625 .B3 2004


Collins English-Japanese Dictionary
REF PL679 .C55 2006

Collins Shubun English Japanese Dictionary
REF PL675 .C65 1993t

Basic Japanese-English Dictionary
REF PL679.B37 1989

Kenkyusha's New English-Japanese Dictionary on Bilingual Principles
PL679.K33 1960

Harrap Japanese Business Management Dictionary
REF HF1002.T348 1999t

Japanese Business Language: an Essential Dictionary
REF PL674.B8J262 1987u

Japanese/English English/Japanese Glossary of Scientific and Technical Terms
REF Q123 .T844 1993


Javanese-English Dictionary
REF PL5166.H64 1974


Korean-English Dictionary
REF PL937.E5M3 1967

Standard English-Korean Dictionary for Foreigners
REF PL937.K67S7 1982


English-Lao, Lao-English Dictionary
REF PL4251.L34M3 1970


Cassell's Latin Dictionary; Latin-English, English-Latin
REF PA2365.E5C3 1977

A Copious and Critical English-Latin Dictionary
PA2365.E5S6 1871

A Latin-English Dictionary
PA2365.E5W5 1876

The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (English-Latin) (Oxford Reference Online)

The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary (Latin-English) (Oxford Reference Online)


Latvian-English Dictionary
REF PG8979.T84 199-?

Latvian English Dictionary
PG8979.T84 1964


Lithuanian Dictionary : English-Lithuanian, Lithuanian-English
REF PG8679.P52 1995

Lithuanian-English Dictionary
PG8679.P38 1967


Collins Gem Dictionary: Bahasa Malaysia-English, English-Bahasa Malaysia
REF PL5125.C6 1982


English-Maori Dictionary
REF PL646.B5 1981


A Mende-English Dictionary
REF PL8511.Z5I5 1969


The Michif Dictionary: Turtle Mountain Chippewa Cree
REF PM7895.M53L39 1983t


English-Micmac Dictionary
REF PM1793.R2 1994


The Language of the Mississaga Indians of Skugog (a brief vocabulary)
PM1831.C4 1892


Iontewennaweienhstáhkwa': Mohawk Language Dictionary
REF PM1883.M37 1990t


Norwegian Dictionary: Norwegian-English, English-Norwegian
REF PD2691.N58 1994

Norwegian-English Dictionary: a Pronouncing and Translating Dictionary ... = Norsk Engelsk Ordbok
PD2691.N6 1967

Norsk-engelsk Ordbok
REF PD2691.K5 1983

Engelsk-norsk Ordbok
REF PD2691.B4 1981


Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary (Francis Joseph Steingass)

Dehkhoda Encyclopedia of Persian

Farci Look Up (Persian-English, English-Persian, Persian-Persian)

New Persian-English Dictionary (Sulayman Hayyim)

Persian Online Dictionary (Aryanpour)


Combined New Persian-English and English-Persian Dictionary
REF PK6379.A78 1986

Comprehensive Persian-English Dictionary
REF PK6379.S7 1996t


English-Polish, Polish-English Pocket Dictionary
REF PG6640.J3 1995

Dictionary, Polish-English, English-Polish: Contemporary Usage
REF PG6640.P54 1983


Novo Michaelis; Dicionario Ilustrado, Ingles-Portugues, Portugues-Ingles = New Michaelis Illustrated Dictionary; English-Portuguese, Portuguese-English (2 vols)
REF PC5333.M6 1958

Portuguese-English dictionary
REF PC5333.T2 1970


Complete Roumanian-English Dictionary
REF PC779.A82 1942

Rumanian-English and English-Rumanian Dictionary; with Supplement of New Words, English-Rumanian
REF PC779.S366 1952


Oxford Russian Dictionary Russian-English; English-Russian
(4th ed plus tools and resources)

Oxford Russian Dictionary Russian-English; English-Russian
REF PG2640.W5 2000 (3rd ed)

English-Russian, Russian-English Dictionary
REF PG2640.K34 1994t


A Practical Sanskrit Dictionary with Transliteration, Accentuation, and Etymological Analysis Throughout
REF PK933.M3 1965

Sanskrit-English Dictionary Etymologically and Philologically Arranged with Special Reference to Cognate Indo-European Languages 2002
REF On Order


Enciklopediski Englesko-srpskohrvatski Recnik = An English-Serbocroatian Dictionary (2 vols)
REF PG1377.E6 1963

New English-Croatian and Croatian-English Dictionary
REF PG1377.B72 1971

Recnik Englesko-srpkohrvatski i Srpskohrvatsko-engleski, sa Engleskom Gramatikom = A Pocket Dictionary, English-Serbocroatian and Serbocroatian-English
PG1377.C9 1958


Slovak-English Phraseological Dictionary
REF PG5379.K58 1969

Anglicko-slovenskOy a slovensko-anglickOy vreckovOy slovnOik
PG5379.A82 1963


Oxford Spanish Dictionary Spanish-English; English-Spanish
REF PC4640 .O94 2008

Diccionario de la Lengua Española (Vigésima segunda edición)
REF PC4625.A3 2001

Collins Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary = Collins Diccionario Español-inglés, Ingles-español
REF PC4640. S595 1992

English-Spanish Language Resources for Library and Information Professionals / Recursos Lingüísticos para Profesionales de las Bibliotecas y la Documentación (Español-Englés)

Pocket Dictionary of Business Spanish
REF HF1002.B35 1995t


A Concise English-Swahili Dictionary
PL8703.S6 1958

A Standard Swahili-English Dictionary
PL8703.I53 1964


Prisma's abridged English-Swedish and Swedish-English Dictionary
REF PD5640.P66 1995

Prisma's Swedish-English and English-Swedish Dictionary
REF PD5640.P74 1989t

Svensk-engelsk Ordbok
PD5640.S94 1981t

Stora Engelsk-svenska Ordboken
PD5640.S8 1980


Concise English-Tagalog Dictionary
REF PL6056.P3 1969


Oxford-Duden Pictorial Thai & English Dictionary
REF PL4188.O93 1994t

Thai-English Student's Dictionary
REF PL4156.H3 1964


New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
REF PL3637.E5N48 2001

Tibetan-English Dictionary with Special Reference to the Dialects
PL3637.J2 1965







İngilizce-Türkçe Redhouse sözlüğü = Redhouse English-Turkish dictionary
REF PL191 .I49 2009
Türkçe-İngilizce Redhouse sözlük = The Redhouse Turkish-English dictionary
REF PL191 .T847 2007
Redhouse Türkçe/Osmanlıca-İngilizce sözlük = Redhouse Turkish/Ottoman-English
REF PL191 .R547 1999


Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary
REF PM2501.Z5R82 1999


English-Ukrainian Dictionary
PG3891.P74 1958

Ukrainian-English and English-Ukrainian Dictionary
REF PG3891.N55 1994

Ukrainian-English Dictionary
PG3891.P62 1957


Dictionary of Urdu (John T. Platts)

Urdu Dictionary (John Shakespear)

Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English
REF PK1986 .P4 1977


Langenscheidt's Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary
REF PL4376.L36 2002

Vietnamese-English Dictionary
REF PL4376.N355 1966


English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary
REF PJ5117.H27 1983t

Yiddish-English-Hebreisher Veterbukh / Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary
PJ5117.H54 1988


First Illustrated Yoruba Dictionary; Yoruba-English, English-Yoruba
REF PL8823.F37 1991t


Welsh-English, English-Welsh Dictionary
REF PB2191.E685 1969

Y Geiriadur Cryno = The Concise Welsh Dictionary
REF PS2191.L595 2001t

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