Wikipedia's contents: Glossaries

A glossary is a list of specialized or technical words with their meanings. Listed below are many glossaries supporting a wide range of subjects. See also Category:Wikipedia glossaries. Also try our sister project Wiktionary.

General reference

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Culture and the arts

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ClothingFlamencoOwaraiAncient Roman cultureWine


Architecture (Classical) • Dance (BalletBelly danceCountry dancePartner dance) • Glass artGraffitiMotion pictureMusic (BagpipesCarnaticColombianItalian (used in English) • GuitarJazz and popular music) • Pottery and ceramicsSculptureTextile arts (DyeingSewing) • Theater

Fiction and literature

Anime and mangaDuneJabberwockyLiterary termsNewspeak wordsPoetry (Groups and movements)


Board gamesChess (Computer chessProblems) • Card games (BlackjackContract bridgePatience (Solitaire)Poker) • Go openingPinballRole-playing gamesSudokuVideo games


American footballArcheryAssociation footballAustralian and New Zealand puntingAustralian rules footballBaseballBasketballBowlingBowlsCanadian footballClimbingCricketCue sports (pool, carom billiards, snooker)CurlingCycling (Parts) • DartsEquestrianismFencingFigure skatingGaelic gamesGolfGymnasticsIce hockeyNorth American horse racingMotorcyclingMotorsportRowingRugby leagueRugby unionSCUBA and underwater divingSkiing and snowboardingSports terms named after peopleSumo wrestlingSurfingTable tennisTennisTrampoliningVolleyballWater poloWing ChunWrestling

Collecting and hobbies

Magic and illusionNotaphilyNumismatics

Geography and places

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Health and fitness

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History and events

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Human activities

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Mathematics and logic

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Natural and physical sciences

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People and self

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Philosophy and thinking

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Religion and belief systems

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Society and social sciences

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Business, politics, and law

BusinessCorporateEconomicsEducationJournalismLaw enforcementLegal (Legal Latin terms) • Project management and consultingUK mortgageUS mortgageUS politics

Languages and slang

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Quebec FrenchLanguage teaching terms and ideasRhetorical termsAlternative words for BritishGreek words for loveCase-sensitive English wordsChicano Caló words and expressionsDacian wordsEnglish words containing Q not followed by UEnglish words with disputed usage • Plain English words and phrases • French words of Arabic originFrequently misused English wordsReplaced loan words in TurkishSelf-contradicting words in EnglishLongest English words with one syllableWords derived from toponymsWords having different meanings in British and American EnglishWords that may be spelled with a ligatureWords without vowel letters


English dialects

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African originAfrikaans originArabic originAustralian Aboriginal originCeltic originChinese originCzech originDutch originEtruscan originFinnish originFrench originFrench expressionsGerman expressionsGerman loan wordsGerman originGermanic and Latinate equivalentsGreek derivationHawaiian originHebrew originHungarian originIndian origin (Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu) • Indonesian originIrish originIrishJapanese originKorean originLatin derivationMalay originMaori originNative American originNorwegian originOld Norse originPersian originPolish originPortuguese originRomanian originRussian originSami originScots originScottish originScottish Gaelic originSerbo-Croatian originSpanish originSwedish originTurkic originUkrainian originWelsh originYiddish origin

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Other origins


Technology and applied sciences

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