Friday Link

Here’s Wordnik: a dictionary on steroids. Type in a word or phrase, even slang and nonstandard words, and you get:

  • definitions from several dictionaries
  • etymologies
  • examples from literature
  • examples from Twitter
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • “hypernyms” – words that are more abstract, e.g. “greeting” for “hello”
  • rhymes
  • discussion
  • images from Flickr and audio pronunciation, though neither seems to be working at the moment
  • Scrabble score

Have fun!

2 responses to “Friday Link

  1. Yikes. I’m going to have to limit my time on this site.

    I looked up “gerund” and I found this phrase: “a Latin verbal noun, used in oblique cases with an infinitival value.” I have no idea what that means, at least the “oblique” and “infinitival” part, but I feel smarter already! 🙂

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