Formatted DICT Databases

Freely redistributable formatting software for these databases is available here.

Pre-formatted databases are available here.

All of the databases that are available for use with DICT clients and servers are provided under the terms of their original copyright owners.

Below are pointers to their home pages, if available.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

The Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (G & C. Merriam Co., 1913, edited by Noah Porter), is provided by Patrick Cassidy of MICRA, Inc.</a>, Plainfield, NJ, USA. The raw data is available, as well as another web interface.

The WordNet™ 1.6 Database

WordNet is a lexical database for English. Software and data are available via ftp.

The Jargon File

The Jargon file is a public domain lexicon of hacker jargon, edited by Eric Raymond.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing

FOLDOC is a searchable dictionary of acronyms, jargon, programming languages, tools, architecture, operating systems, networking, theory, conventions, standards, mathematics, telecoms, electronics, institutions, companies, projects, products, history, in fact anything to do with computing.

The Elements Database

A freely-distributed database of elemental information, edited by Jay Kominek.

The U.S. Gazetteer (1990)

The original U.S. Gazetteer data are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and are available via ftp.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary is based on M.G. Easton M.A., D.D.'s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. The raw data for this database is available in the public domain.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary is derived from Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bibl, published in the late 1800's. The raw data for this database is available in the public domain.

Free Journalism Dictionary

Michael Stutz has donated the Free Journalism Dictionary to the FILE project. We do not currently have software available that will format this dictionary for use with a DICT server.

The 1995 CIA World Factbook

David Frey submitted patches to the dict-misc package, but are not currently available on the ftp site.

Ambrose Beirce's Devil's Dictionary

David Frey submitted patches to the dict-misc package, but are not currently available on the ftp site.

The Internet Dictionary Project

The The Internet Dictionary Project has several translating dictionaries available for download. Heinrich Langos has software and pre-formatted DICT database files available. These haven't yet been copied onto the DICT web site.

databases/dict.txt · Last modified: 2008/08/17 09:39 by faith
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