American Sign Language Dictionary
This ASL Dictionary is an online curriculum resource for ASL students,
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Why an American Sign Language Dictionary?
Any true language evolves to meet the ever changing needs of the people who
use it. American Sign Language is constantly adapting to the needs of Deaf
people, our families, and those with whom we associate. Lexicography, (the
making of dictionaries), is like painting sunsets. By the time the paint dries
the subject has changed.
To use this dictionary, at the top of this page click the first letter
of the word you are seeking. That will load the links into
the left hand side of the page. Then scroll down to the
word you are looking for and click on it. Not all words are
there (yet) but I add more and more as time goes on.
Best wishes in your ASL endeavors.
- Dr. Bill
William G. Vicars, Ed.D
Associate Professor, American Sign Language