American Sign Language Dictionary

The American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary consists of the ASL signs, some variants of these ASL signs, some verb inflections, and more, produced and signed by native ASL bilinguals.

New ASL signs are constantly added to the dictionary. If you don't find the word/sign, you can send your request via email. Browse the alphabetical letters or search a signed word above.

Word of the Day

Equivalent to English: holiday

Pointers to remember

Regional variation: there may be regional variations of some ASL words across the regions of North America.

Inflection: most ASL words in the dictionary are "fixed", but many of them are grammatically inflectable within ASL sentences.

Contextual meaning: These "fixed" ASL words in the dictionary may not mean the same in different contexts and/or ASL sentences.

ASL is very much alive and indefinitely constructable as any spoken language. The best way to use ASL right is to immerse in daily interaction with Ameslan people (ASLers).