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Author Topic: OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Enter concepts and get related words  (Read 6558 times)

KenR

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Do you just love dictionaries but Mobysaurus isn't enough? Well, then this site might be just what you're looking for. Instead of getting definitions of words, you enter ideas and it tell you related words.

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How do I use OneLook's reverse dictionary feature?

    OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. Just type it into the box above and hit the "Find words" button. (Keep it short to get the best results.) In most cases you'll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first...



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Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546

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Re: OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Enter concepts and get related words
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 10:26:51 AM »
search "mouse catcher" and you'll see...  :D

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Re: OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Enter concepts and get related words
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 04:27:23 AM »
search "mouse catcher" and you'll see...  :D

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Quick definitions (mouser)

noun:   a cat proficient at mousing
name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11334)


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I've been using OneLook for ages now: it really is great... and with the wildcard filters narrowing large result sets down is a snack!

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Re: OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Enter concepts and get related words
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006, 05:15:05 PM »
It is also wonderful for people like me who've had strokes and go all the way around a bush with a description because I can't pull the word up.  THANK YOU so much!!!

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Me, Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.....

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Re: OneLook Reverse Dictionary - Enter concepts and get related words
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 10:08:44 PM »
How about searching for voluntary gift because software is worthwhile

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Edit: Actually voluntary gift because software is great pops Donation to the top of the list  :Thmbsup:

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« Last Edit: November 22, 2006, 10:11:58 PM by Perry Mowbray »