Web Site of the Week: Education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary
Posted by: Christine Bulson
Today is "Dictionary Day," celebrating the "achievements and contributions of Noah Webster, the father of the modern dictionary." My favorite online dictionary is still Merriam-Webster.com but another good source is the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, a part of Yahoo/reference. This is a clean site devoid of flashing advertisements, etc. which defines a word, has its part of speech and etymology. For some words there is a photo of the entry which is a hallmark of the print edition. A new edition of the dictionary will be published this fall and it is hoped that it will be incorporated into the Yahoo education site.