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Old MS Word Easter Egg?

I dimly recall a MS Word dictionary (or thesaurus) Easter Egg (I think) that I stumbled upon in college a million years ago. Does it ring a bell with any of you? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 27, 2013 - 4 answers

The Kids' Thesaurus is not a Thesaurus

Trying to find the title/author of a book called, I think, "The Kids' Thesaurus". It was not a thesaurus. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Aug 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Know a good wordbook?

E.B. White and George Orwell both suggest that short, lively Saxon words are often better than long Latin ones. This rule has helped my own writing, but my thesaurus is still full of Greek and Latin. Is there a thesaurus that includes only Anglo-Saxon synonyms? Even better, is there one sortable by origin?
posted by ecmendenhall on Mar 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Please Help Me with a Word

Is there a common English word or a technical term that names the process of taking a page or picture from the real world to the virtual? In other words, if I took a physical page and, with a scanner or camera, turned it into a file on my computer; what would you call that action?
posted by millerizer on Oct 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Alluva sudden, it clicked!

[English] language mavens: I need a word that falls between tactile and kinesthetic, that describes an interesting physical sensation like the click of those little toy jumping discs. [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Mar 4, 2011 - 20 answers

What is a more elegant/poetic way of saying: "I find you in everything that I do" ?

What is a more elegant/poetic way of saying: "I find you in everything that I do" ?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jul 10, 2010 - 22 answers

Chocolate is my ... weakness?

A friend and I are looking for a certain word... it would be related to loving something so much it makes you go weak. Both of us believe there's a word for this but we can't quite put our finger on it. It could possibly be used in this context: "Chocolate is my _____." [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Oct 27, 2009 - 66 answers

Controlled vocabularies for photos

I'm looking for controlled vocabularies to describe photographic images. [more inside]
posted by pahool on Oct 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Thesaurus word like "homage to"

Single word that means "to sing the praises of", poss. Greek or Roman in origin. Thinking paean, or ode but not quite. [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Feb 23, 2009 - 25 answers

If I could remember its title, I wouldn't be posting

[LostWebsiteFilter] Do you remember the thesaurus-like site that suggested words related to your keyword in a beautiful, branching, interactive graph? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

make bigger dictionary/thesaurus in Word

Simple q: a way to supplement the dictionary/thesaurus in, ugh, MS Word, Macintosh, to extend its vocabulary and synonym choices? I don't want to have to pop out of word to go look elsewhere. I just want the built in dictionary/thesaurus enlarged. I know there have been N previous queries about dictionaries but I didn't see anything about this specific issue. thanks.
posted by cogneuro on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

The best in ESL dictionaries / thesauri

What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by Paragon on Jan 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Desirous of grandiloquent wordsmithery

Can anyone point me in the direction of a grandiloquent thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by iivix on Nov 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Synecdoche of a paradigm distortion mumble mumble device

I need a human thesaurus. Looking for a word that means examining an aspect of something as a method of examining/reflecting on the whole. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Jul 17, 2008 - 27 answers

Oracle Text (CTX) - Front end for thesaurus queries

My company system has an application that uses Oracle Text for querying large text fields in a natural query language -- I'm a big fan. Oracle Text supports the use of structured thesauri for queries too. This works well but I'm not sure what the best way to implement this is. [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Jun 9, 2008 - 2 answers

What modifies what?

I think that a thesaurus that was organized in terms of which adjectives typically go with which nouns would be really useful. Like, the adjectives that modify the verb "urge" (as in deep or unfulfilled, say). Same thing could be done for adverbs, e.g., ones that modify "talk" (relentlessly, incessantly, insightfully). I am aware of WordNet and many other on-line lexical databases like the BNC. I'm looking for something like a compiled list, based on actual usage, of what modifies what. thanks.
posted by cogneuro on May 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Where can I not find a synonym for the word...

Where can I find a good online database that gives me similar meanings instead of just synonyms? [more inside]
posted by any major dude on May 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Replacing my favorite thesaurus now that it's more "efficient"?

Recommendations for a good, verbose online thesaurus for wandering through words? thesaurus.com seems to have changed how they serve search results and my working style is screwed. [more inside]
posted by Gucky on Apr 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me send the Microsoft Word Thesaurus the way of the Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, and Brontosaurus: to extinction.

Is there any way to improve the thesaurus in Microsoft Word? (Or for that matter, recommend another word processor with a better thesaurus.) I'm willing to pay, even. [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Dec 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Free Online Dictionaries?

Where can I find free (and obscure) downloadable dictionaries? [more inside]
posted by sushiwiththejury on Oct 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Anachronism, but for place instead of time

What's a good word for 'a spatially or geographically incongruous person/event/object', as an analogue to anachronism, which is 'temporally incongruous'? (New words okay) [more inside]
posted by onalark on Oct 30, 2007 - 18 answers

peter piper picked a pepper

is there such a thing as a phonetic thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by randomizer on Dec 18, 2006 - 4 answers

How to name engineering widgets?

How to name engineering widgets? [more inside]
posted by toomanyplugs on Dec 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Another word for Revolution?

MetaThesaurus: Help me find a word similar to "revolution". [more inside]
posted by forforf on Feb 7, 2006 - 20 answers

Some good Spanish to English / English to Spanish desktop translation program?

Some good Spanish to English / English to Spanish desktop translation program? [more inside]
posted by masymas on Nov 7, 2005 - 4 answers

vocabulary building

I'm pretty verbose, but I don't think my vocabulary has grown much in years. And I'd like to build it up. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 18, 2005 - 23 answers

Buried Alive

Is there a single word which means "buried alive"?
posted by seanyboy on Apr 24, 2005 - 21 answers

Is there a good online dictionary of idioms and phrases?

Is there a good online dictionary of idioms and phrases? I know there are online thesauri, but they don't have the colorful expressions from the original Roget's I.
posted by inksyndicate on Dec 16, 2004 - 6 answers

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