English to ASL Dictionary


A living language evolves to meet the ever changing needs of the people who use it. Lexicography, (the making of dictionaries), is like painting sunsets. By the time the paint dries the subject has changed.  American Sign Language is constantly adapting to the needs of Deaf people, our families, and those with whom we associate.

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. If this dictionary doesn't have what you are looking for you may wish to try:

► ASL Signs Search Tool for desktop computers: https://Lifeprint.com/search.htm 
► ASL Signs Search Tool for mobile devices: https://www.lifeprint.com/search/index.htm 

Best wishes in your ASL endeavors.
- Dr. Bill
William G. Vicars, Ed.D
Director, Lifeprint.com