ASL Sign Language Dictionary

Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). The largest collection online.

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Where do the dictionary definitions come from?

Dictionary and word definition information is from WordNet by Princeton University. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/

Where do the video signs come from?

The videos come from a number of sources

How many signs are there?

Currently there is just over 30,000 videos listed on this site.

Why is there sometimes multiple signs for a single word?

This can be for several reasons. Firstly a word can have more than one meaning, and thus the sign changes for each meaning. Also, there can be regional variations on how a sign is presented.

You are missing a sign? I have spotted a wrong sign?

If you would like to send additional video signs that you would be happy to include on this site, please send them to me. If you have spotted any mistakes or errors, please contact me and I will do my best to fix.

Looking for BSL?

Visit www.SignBSL.com for the British Sign Language version of this site.

Where else can I find more signs?

There are a number of books that can provide a useful reference. Below are a few that can be easily obtained from Amazon.