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We found 39 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word literal:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. literal: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. literal: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. literal: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. literal: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. literal: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. literal: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. literal: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. literal: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. literal: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. literal: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. literal: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Literal, literal: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. literal: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. literal: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. literal: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Literal (magazine), Literal: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Literal: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. literal: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. literal: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. literal, literal: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. literal: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. literal: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  23. literal: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. literal: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. literal: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. literal: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. literal: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. literal: Literary Criticism [home, info]
  2. literal: ODLIS: Online Dictionary of Library and Information Science [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Literal (disambiguation), literal: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. literal: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. literal: CCI Computer [home, info]
  3. literal: Webopedia [home, info]
  4. Literal (disambiguation), literal: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. literal: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Literal: Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics [home, info]
  2. literal: PlanetMath Encyclopedia [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (literal)

noun:  a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
adjective:  limited to the explicit meaning of a word or text ("A literal translation")
adjective:  of the clearest kind; usually used for emphasis ("It's the literal truth")
adjective:  lacking stylistic embellishment ("A literal description")
adjective:  without interpretation or embellishment ("A literal translation of the scene before him")
adjective:  (of a translation) corresponding word for word with the original ("Literal translation of the article")
adjective:  being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something ("A literal solitude like a desert- G.K.Chesterton")

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Words similar to literal:   actual, erratum, genuine, literality, literalness, misprint, plain, real, typo, unembellished, word-for-word, literal error, pure and simple, typographical error, verbatim, more...

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