Reverse Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviation Dictionary:

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This series of work has been exhibited during Design Week Dublin 2011 and has been featured and reviewed on various blogs and magazines including Brainpickings, The Huffington Post and Design Taxi. Now, am I leading up to my saying something really obvious, like dictionaries help with the science or craft of writing, but not with the creative stuff? Indeed, no definition in this Dictionary is to be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark. With a double-click, look up any word's definition, search it on the same site or the whole Web using your selected search engine, and more!
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Webster's Compact Dictionary of Synonyms

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I have used this software a number of times. Dictionary.com This site also contains a fully searchable thesaurus. Most commonly, suffixes denote verb tense, noun plurals, or adjective degree. I will write the words I promise and footsteps in the ‘Sounds Like’ bubble.” Encourage students to think of other examples to write in the “Sounds Like” bubble. OneLook can be customized to the way you work, as well.
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Word Wise: A Dictionary of English Idioms (Henry Holt/Harrap

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Wikipedia Find more than 2,000,000 entries, written and edited by users. A dictionary explains the meaning of a word and shows how it is spelled and used. Have students go back and reread the sections if they finish before everyone else. Or are you looking for an abbreviation of a phrase? The content of electronic dictionaries developed in association with leading publishers of printed dictionaries is more reliable that those aimed at the traveler or casual user, while bilingual dictionaries that have not been authored by teams of native speaker lexicographers for each language, will not be suitable for academic work.
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Webster's New Explorer Rhyming Dictionary

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Then ask students to explain how they know what the word means. Free Online English Dictionary, Thesaurus, Word of the Day and other language resources from Cambridge University Press. Every word that you search on this software will pull up possible related words that comprises of, synonyms, antonyms, similar words, entails, domain words, derivatives, attributes, causes, hypernyms etc. that’s called sense-mapping. Have students work with partners to write or say the definition of a word.
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Kind Words: A Thesaurus of Euphemisms

Judith S. Neaman

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It has actually a tabbed user interface, enabling you to search for numerous words at the very same time. Ask the 'really hard' group to share some of the sentences they created when using the thesaurus. Below are listed the latest 30 entries that have been added to our database of English idioms & idiomatic expressions. This dictionary, however, goes beyond a mere listing of words with a similar meaning and helps distinguish them.
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Nothing Rhymes with Orange: Perfect Words for Poets,

Hope Vestergaard

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Using dictionaries Using dictionaries Submitted by admin on 5 September, 2006 - 13:00 Why should we encourage students to use dictionaries? Each student will complete a circle that is divided into three parts. A window will appear while the analysis is being run. Find the meaning in Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, French and other languages. (n.) A treasury or storehouse; hence, a repository, especially of knowledge; -- often applied to a comprehensive work, like a dictionary or cyclopedia.
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Peter Mark Roget: the word and the man

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But the deeper answer is more fundamental and more important: while we might be able to express basic needs and facts with shortened, out-of-context words, we can't communicate ideas, feelings, or real meaning that way. Specialist dictionaries have lists appropriate to their core topic (for example, The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, and Partridge's Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, etc.). In simplest terms, a dictionary contains all information about the one word only.
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My First Word Book

Angela Wilkes

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This is one of the things a good rhyming dictionary can do for you. Understanding these uses improves grammar, but does not build vocabulary. The thesaurus' main purpose is to give you better words to mean the same thing as the word you're looking for. On the following pages, I will therefore define the term synonymy, discriminate different types of synonymy and discuss some ways in which synonyms may be differentiated. I mean, I’ve written about fifty works of fiction over the years, as well as over fifteen hundred essays about language on my blog The Word Den.
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Sisson's Word and Expression Locater

Barbara Ann Kipfer

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finally arrived on my doorstep (two months late!!) I eagerly tore open the packaging and starting leafing through the pages to see if it was everything I had been led to expect. The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is a free dictionary based on the print version of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. A perfect selection of reference books and dictionaries for the home, office or for studies, all these books will become essential additions to your bookshelf.
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Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary: A Guide to

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Remember all the ways we thought about the word reliable. Activities like those found in this section can really help you find creative ways to get students to use their dictionaries in class. Using the search functionality you can look for the start, middle or the last part of a word look up for collocation and look at the index of the recently searched words. You can therefore work on your dictionaries at any time, regardless of the current project.
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