Shakespeare: CONTENTS

William Shakespeare :


(Updated on 10/08/2014)




  • 30 Words Invented by Shakespeare
    "William Shakespeare (1564-1616), considered the greatest writer in the English language, used more than 24,000 words in his writings, more than any other author.
    Of those words, more than 1,700 were first used by him, as far we can tell. He may have made up many of them himself..."


  • A Shakespeare Mini Glossary + Shakespeare’s Plays
  • Shakespeare's Words - the online version of the best-selling glossary and language companion (


  • The Shakespeare Glossary
    "Here you will find the meanings of old and unusual words used in Elizabethan England.
    If you need more information on a particular word or the context in which it is used, please see the play or sonnet in which the word appears for detailed annotations."

  • Shakespeare's language
    "Use the glossary to help you translate Shakespeare's words into modern English, and vice versa."

  • An On-line Shakespearean Glossary
    "Use this glossary to look up unusual words used in Shakespeare's plays. As this is a general glossary, you will want to make sure that the definition fits the context of the line in which the word is used."