Offbeat Internet
Public Access


The Dictionary server protocol (DICT) is query protocol, that responds by returning a specific dictionary (or other knowledgebase) entry. The protocol frees the need to acquire and load a multitude of specialized databases onto your personal computer. Server access requires using a DICT client, or the rare Browser that understands the URI "dict://". Below are addresses to various free public access DICT servers.
[IANA Port assignment = 2628]

Addresses last verified 2009 - (more recent addresses might be found at "")