Specialized: Miscellaneous dictionaries and
Last updated: 16 September 2000
Food and drink
Food Lover's Glossary
Definitions in English of culinary terms in many languages (mostly
English, French, Italian, Spanish) in HTML format - Very good!
Yogurt - Piccolo
Un piccolo glossario di una pagina con termini e definizioni in
italiano. Da "Yogurt
forever - L'Enciclopedia dello yogurt", un sito in cui
potete trovare tutto quello che avete sempre voluto sapere sullo
Wine tasting terminology
A one-page table of wine tasting terms in French (alphabetical order), Spanish,
German, Italian, Portuguese and English.
dizionario enologico dall'archivio storico del Sacro Ordo Vadorum,
presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Universitą di Pisa.
Un piccolo dizionario di una pagina con termini e definizioni
Dan's Poker Dictionary
by Dan Kimberg
One very long HTML page, with links between terms. Quite comprehensive.
Backgammon Glossary by Tom Keith (English)
One long HTML page with links between terms. Quite comprehensive.
Bowler's Bowling Dictionary
One long HTML page with terms and definitions in English.
The Gathering®" terminology from Wizards of the Coast
This page contains links to the 6th edition technical rulebooks for this
card-collecting game in many languages, including English and Italian. Each
rulebook can be downloaded as an RTF document -- and can be used as reference
for the game terminology.
- Dizionario degli
A long and detailed list of instrument names in many languages,
with their equivalent in Italian. Not necessarily an exact translation
(many details get lost), but a good place to get an idea of the
meaning of an instrument name in a foreign language.
Music Glossary from the All-Music Guide
Terms and (long) definitions in English. Online search or by
category. Almost an encyclopedia of musical terms.
- Dictionary of rap
Hosted by the University of Nijmegen, NL. Terms and definitions
in English, with online search and category indexes.
Sounds of the world's animals
An interesting site which lists the ways in which animal sounds are
expressed in many different languages. It can be browsed by animal (each
page lists all the languages and gives a picture and a recording of
the actual sound), or by language (each page has a list of the animal names
with their sounds in the appropriate language). You never know when this
could come in useful...
Real estate lexicon /
Lessico immobiliare by IREX
A glossary of real estate terms in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Each language has an alphabetical list of terms, and each term has a page with
the equivalent terms in all other languages. The online search feature only
works with German as the source language.
The Anagram Maker
An automated anagram maker: enter a word or phrase and get a list
of all possible anagrams. This is great fun, whatever the actual
Short biographies in English of famous people from all over the
world (not only English-speaking countries). The dictionary can
be searched online by names, birth years, death years, positions
held, professions, literary and artistic works, miscellaneous achievements,
and other keywords.
Online-searchable dictionary of heraldic terms in English, French, German,
Spanish, Italian and Dutch, plus an "Atlas" where you can find the names
of objects by clicking on pictures.
Online-searchable glossary of film-related terms in many languages; there's
also a subject index for browsing. The page owner warns that the glossary
may not be entirely accurate, since it was compiled from many sources and
not always validated. Still, a useful resource as a starting point.
Quotations (John Barlett, 1901)
A collection of familiar English quotations which you can search
online by keywords or from a list of authors; part of the very
interesting Bartleby Archive.
Management and technology dictionary
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