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1)ODE: http://www.oxford-dictionaries.co.uk/?authstatuscode=200

2)Longman 4th: http://www.ldoceonline.com/

3)OALD: http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/oald7/?cc=global

4)Collins COBUILD: http://www.collins.co.uk/wordexchange/

5)Cambridge Dictionaries: http://www.cambridge.org/elt/

6)AHD 4th: http://www.bartleby.com/61/

7)MW3: http://www.m-w.com/

8)Century Dictionary Online: http://www.global-language.com/CENTURY/


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Who uses on-line dictionaries? Nov 11, 2005

Great. Thank you Last Hermit. Perhaps I should try them. I have never used on-line dictionaries. Are they useful? Are they fast? Do you need broadband? How many people use them? Are there any good ones for Chinese?

[Several of us in Christchurch (me and two Japanese->English colleagues) were talking about on-line dictionaries recently, and these were some of the questions that came up... ]


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Kevin Yang  Identity Verified
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Good job, Mr. Dictionary! Nov 11, 2005

Last Hermit,

Good job, Mr. Dictionary! Perhaps Lesley can evaluate them and let us know. I use online dictionaries. I found they are quicker than flipping pages in the conventional dictionaries.

If anyone has good ones to recommend, please share with us. Such good deeds will create good karma.

Kevin


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You're welcome! Nov 11, 2005

Here are two prized ones:

《汉语大词典》: http://www.ewen.cc/books/hd20.asp

《国语辞典》: http://140.111.34.46/dict/

But I still suggest you should upgrade all your concise dictionaries. They're NOT for translation but for English learning for beginners to intermediates.

Fast or not? Try it!

Lesley McLachlan wrote:

Great. Thank you Last Hermit. Perhaps I should try them. I have never used on-line dictionaries. Are they useful? Are they fast? Do you need broadband? How many people use them? Are there any good ones for Chinese?

[Several of us in Christchurch (me and two Japanese->English colleagues) were talking about on-line dictionaries recently, and these were some of the questions that came up... ]





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Other reliable sources for E-C/C-E translation Nov 12, 2005

1)《汉英法律词汇》: http://translate.justice.gov.hk/gb/www.legislation.gov.hk/chi/glossary/homeglos.htm

2)《英汉法律词汇》: http://translate.justice.gov.hk/gb/www.legislation.gov.hk/eng/glossary/homeglos.htm

3)GIC: http://search.info.gov.hk/eng/

4)HKSFC: http://sc.sfc.hk/gb/www.sfc.hk/sfc/html/TC/inutilbar/glossary/glossary.html


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To leverage the advantages of ODE Online... Nov 12, 2005

For example, you are looking for a phrase whose meaning is close to that of the Chinese "得陇望蜀". Do a search within ODE online for the exact phrase of "want more", and you get the following:

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  • 1. play-play adjective
    [attrib.] not genuine; make-believe: they're at the age when they want more than a play-play watch.

  • 2. bread noun
    [mass noun] food made of flour, water, and yeast mixed together and baked: a loaf of bread | [as modifier] a bread roll | [count noun] Italian breads. • the bread or wafer used in the Eucharist: altar bread. • figurative the food that one needs in ...

  • 3. moreish adjective
    Brit. informal so pleasant to eat that one wants more: a moreish aubergine dip.

Click on 2. bread noun , you get this phrase: want one's bread buttered on both sides (informal) want more than is practicable or than is reasonable to expect.  


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Denyce Seow  Identity Verified
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@Last Hermit:

I usually use Webster (www.webster.com) and Hyperdictionary (www.hyperdictionary.com). Nice to know that there are so many more out there.

You might like to give Webster a try. It has a read-out function for users to listen to the pronunciation of a word.

@Lesley:
I find online dictionaries really useful. I would usually have a window open with Hyperdictionary or Webster. Definitely much faster than flipping dictionaries.

Denyce


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You want to broaden your vocabulary Nov 13, 2005

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In ODE's Search field, typesuppress. The following is displayed:
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  • 1. suppress verb
    [with obj.] forcibly put an end to: the rising was savagely suppressed. prevent the development, action, or expression of (a feeling, impulse, idea, etc.); restrain: she could not suppress a rising panic. prevent the dissemination of ...


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  • 1. suppress verb
    [with obj.] forcibly put an end to: the rising was savagely suppressed. prevent the development, action, or expression of (a feeling, impulse, idea, etc.); restrain: she could not suppress a rising panic. prevent the dissemination of ...

  • 2. repression noun
    [mass noun] the action of subduing someone or something by force. the restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc.: the repression of anger can be positively harmful. the action or process of suppressing a thought or desire in ...

  • 3. Severus, Septimius
    ( 146 211 ), Roman emperor 193 211 ; full name Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax . He reformed the imperial administration and the army. In 208 he led an army to Britain to suppress a rebellion in the north of the country and later died at York.

  • 4. quash verb
    [with obj.] reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure: his conviction was quashed on appeal. put an end to; suppress: a hospital executive quashed rumours that nursing staff will lose jobs.

  • 5. adjuvant adjective
    (of therapy) applied after initial treatment for cancer, especially to suppress secondary tumour formation.

  • 6. triumphant adjective
    having won a battle or contest; victorious: two of their triumphant Cup team | [postpositive] a comic fairy tale about innocence triumphant. feeling or expressing jubilation after a victory or achievement: he couldn't suppress a triumphant smile.

  • 7. squelch verb
    [no obj.] make a soft sucking sound such as that made by treading heavily through mud: bedraggled guests squelched across the lawns. informal forcefully silence or suppress: property developers tried to squelch public protest.

  • 8. leukaemia noun
    [mass noun] a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leucocytes. These suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anaemia and other symptoms.

  • 9. withhold verb
    ( past and past participle withheld ) [with obj.] refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another): the name of the dead man is being withheld | [as noun] ( withholding ) the withholding of consent to treatment. suppress or hold ...

  • 10. quell verb
    [with obj.] put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force: extra police were called to quell the disturbance. subdue or silence (someone): Connor quelled him with a look. suppress (a feeling): she quelled an urge to ...

  • 11. suppression noun
    [mass noun] the action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication: the Communist Party's forcible suppression of the opposition in 1948. Medicine stoppage or reduction of a discharge or secretion. Biology the absence or ...

  • 12. Roberts, Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar
    ( 1832 1914 ), British Field Marshal. He helped suppress the Indian Mutiny of 1857 8 , secured victory at Kandahar ( 1880 ), ending the Second Afghan War, and planned the successful march on the Boer capital of Pretoria ( 1900 ) during the Second ...

  • 13. censor noun
    an official who examines books, films, news, etc. that are about to be published and suppresses any parts that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. Psychoanalysis an aspect of the superego which is said to ...

  • 14. quench verb
    satisfy (one's thirst) by drinking. satisfy (a desire): he only pursued her to quench an aching need.

  • 15. strangle verb
    [with obj.] squeeze or constrict the neck of (a person or animal), especially so as to cause death: the victim was strangled with a scarf. [as adj.] ( strangled ) sounding as though the utterer's throat is constricted: a series of strangled gasps. ...

  • 16. repress verb
    [with obj.] subdue (someone or something) by force: the uprisings were repressed. restrain, prevent, or inhibit (the expression or development of something): Isabel couldn't repress a sharp cry of fear. suppress (a thought or desire) so that it ...

  • 17. interpose verb
    [with obj.] place or insert between one thing and another: she interposed herself between the newcomers. say (words) as an interruption: if I might interpose a personal remark here.

  • 18. hush verb
    [with obj.] make (someone) be quiet or stop talking: he placed a finger before pursed lips to hush her. [no obj., often in imperative] be quiet: Hush! Someone will hear you. ( hush something up ) suppress public mention of something: management ...

  • 19. nip1 verb
    [with obj.] bite or pinch sharply: one of the dogs nipped him on the leg | [no obj.] his teeth nipped at her ear. (of the cold or frost) damage or hurt: the vegetable garden, nipped now by frost.

  • 20. smother verb
    kill (someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate. make (someone) feel trapped and oppressed by acting in an overly protective manner towards them.

  • 21. clench verb
    (with reference to the fingers or hand) close into a tight ball, especially as a manifestation of extreme anger: [with obj.] she clenched her fists, struggling for control | [no obj.] Ian's right hand clenched into a fist | [as adj.] ( clenched ) he ...

  • 22. clamp1 noun
    a brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together. short for wheel clamp .

  • 23. censure verb
    [with obj.] express severe disapproval of (someone or something), especially in a formal statement.

  • 24. squash1 verb
    crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape: wash and squash the cans before depositing them | [as adj.] ( squashed ) a squashed packet of cigarettes. [with obj. and adverbial] squeeze or force into a small ...

  • 25. filter noun
    a porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it: an oil filter. a filter tip: [as modifier] a cheap filter cigarette. a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation ...


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One entry found for suppress.




Entry Word: suppress
Function: verb
Text: 1 to keep from being publicly known <the government tried to suppress the truth about that incident>
Synonyms cover (up), hush (up)
Related Words censor, silence; repress, smother, squash, squelch, stifle
Phrases keep a lid on
Near Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; broadcast, circulate, publish, spread; describe, narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report
2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering <he managed to suppress a scream at the sight of the dead body> <suppressed her anger>
Synonyms choke (back), pocket, repress, smother, stifle, strangle, swallow
Related Words control, govern, handle, manage; bridle, check, curb, hold back, quell; bottle up, contain, hold in; muffle, squelch
Near Antonyms loose, release, take out, unleash, vent
3 to hold back the normal growth of <pruning helps suppress buds at the ends of developed branches and encourages new growth elsewhere> -- see STUNT
4 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force <nothing could suppress the rising tide of protest against the dictator's latest injustices> -- see QUELL 1


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Did you happen to know that... Nov 14, 2005

www.webster.com is just another domain name for www.m-w.com ? But mind you, a Webster's dictionary if NOT necessarily a Merriam Webster's one - Random House ( www.randomhouse.com )also publishes an array of dictionaries with a title that includes 'Webster'.
 
As for those in the listing, I have most of them installed on my computer - even have the NODE counterpart NOAD (New Oxford American Dictionary)installed on my mobile phone! I use the NODE (very much the same as the ODE)  and Longman a lot for translation. I strongly suggest you should go take a look at the ODE. This one is not to be missed!
Only when I encounter technical terms will I consult an E-C.
 

weiwei wrote:

@Last Hermit:

I usually use Webster (www.webster.com) and Hyperdictionary (www.hyperdictionary.com). Nice to know that there are so many more out there.

You might like to give Webster a try. It has a read-out function for users to listen to the pronunciation of a word.

@Lesley:
I find online dictionaries really useful. I would usually have a window open with Hyperdictionary or Webster. Definitely much faster than flipping dictionaries.

Denyce


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Now why Longman? Nov 14, 2005

Take 'flip' for example. If you consult Longman etc. frequently, you'll learn that you do not usually say 'flip a dictionary' because it sounds like you flip it as a whole. You say 'flip through a dictionary'. Check it out for this entry by clicking on this button






 

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flip1 past tense and past participle flipped, present participle flipping

1move [intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition] to move something with a quick sudden movement so that it is in a different position:
He flipped the top off the bottle and poured himself a drink.
She flipped the lid of the box open and looked inside.
flip over
He flipped the paper over and started writing on the back.

2turn in the air [transitive] to make a flat object such as a coin go upwards and turn over in the air [= toss]:
We flipped a coin to see who would go first.
There's quite an art to flipping pancakes.

3angry [intransitive] informal to suddenly become very angry or upset [= lose it]:
I just flipped and started shouting.

4turn a switch [transitive] to move a switch so that a machine or piece of electrical equipment starts or stops [= flick]:
Anna flipped the switch that opened the front gate.
flip something on/off
Josie flipped on the radio.

5turn pages [intransitive and transitive] to turn the pages of a book or newspaper quickly, especially because you are looking for something:
He picked up the newspaper and flipped straight to the sports pages.
flip through
I flipped through my address book but couldn't find her phone number.

6 flip your lid informal to suddenly become very angry [= go crazy]:
Mom flipped her lid when she found out I was pregnant.



flip somebody £ off phrasal verb

also flip somebody the bird to make a rude sign at someone by lifting up your middle finger and keeping your other fingers down


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