Resources

Dictionaries

Most dictionaries are now published electronically, and are available either online (in which case they usually require the payment of a subscription – at least to use more advanced search features or to access the most up-to-date information), as downloadable files, or on electronic media such as CD-ROMs.

Here is a selection of several useful bilingual and monolingual dictionaries. Other dictionaries will be added in the future.

If you know of any good dictionary not included here, please let us know: we’ll be happy to expand the contents of this page.

A selection of Italian and bilingual dictionaries available online.

These dictionaries are either free, free after registration, available with a paid subscription, or available as a paid download.

Italian

General

Il Sabatini Colletti
Edigeo
RCS / Corriere della Sera

Il grande Italiano, Aldo Gabrielli
Hoepli
Repubblica
Edigeo

Vocabolario Treccani
Treccani

Grande Dizionario di Italiano
Garzanti

Devoto-Oli
Edigeo

Zingarelli
Zanichelli

Specialized

Etimology: L’Etimologico, Vocabolario della lingua italiana, di Alberto Nocentini
Edigeo

Historical language: Tommaseo (a reproduction of a famous Italian dictionary from the 19th century)
Zanichelli

Idioms: Dizionario dei modi di dire Hoepli Editore
RCS / Corriere della Sera

Proverbs: Il grande dizionario dei Proverbi Italiani
Zanichelli

Quotations: Dizionario di Citazioni Zanichelli
RCS / Corriere della Sera

Synonyms: Sinonimi e Contrari RCS Libri
RCS / Corriere della Sera

Sinonimi e Contrari
Zanichelli

Dizionario Analogico della Lingua Italiana
Zanichelli

Usage: Si dice o non si dice? Hoepli Editore
RCS / Corriere della Sera

English-Italian

General

Il Sansoni Inglese
RCS / Corriere della SeraEdigeo

Grande Dizionario Hoepli Inglese, Fernando Picchi
Hoepli
Edigeo

Hazon-Garzanti
Garzanti

Word Reference
Word Reference

Ragazzini
Zanichelli

Specialized

Business and Economics
L’inglese dell’Economia
Zanichelli
Economics & Business
Zanichelli
Dizionario inglese economico & commerciale Hoepli
Edigeo

Medicine and Biology
Medicina e Biologia
Zanichelli

Technical
L’Inglese Tecnico e Scientifico
Zanichelli
Grande dizionario tecnico inglese, Giorgio Marolli
Edigeo
Dizionario Enciclopedico di Informatica
Zanichelli

Other
Pronuncia dell’inglese
Zanichelli
Dizionario gastronomico compatto
Zanichelli

Links and Notes

Garzanti

Link

Italian, English-Italian (Hazon), and French-Italian dictionaries available online after free registration.

Most Garzanti dictionaries are also available in CD-ROM (either together with the paper dictionary or alone). At least two of them (Italian, and English-Italian) are also available in a downloadable version.

Edigeo

Link

All dictionaries available as online subscriptions, or in downloadable form, or a subscription + download

Hoepli

Link

Several dictionaries available free online.

These dictionaries are also sold sold in CD-ROM, either together with the paper dictionaries or (at least some of them) separately.

Repubblica
Treccani

Link

The Vocabolario Treccani is also available on CD-ROM (sold together with the paper dictionary)

RCS / Corriere della Sera

Link

All dictionaries available on line for free, mostly licensed from other publishers.

Word Reference

Link

This site offers many different dictionaries in many languages, and much more (forums, etc)

Zanichelli

Link

Zanichelli offers many dictionaries through an online subscription.

Zanichelli’s dictionaries are also sold in CD-ROM either with the paper dictionaries or (at least in some instances), without.

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