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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[English] language mavens: I need a word that falls between tactile
, that describes an interesting physical sensation like the click of those little toy jumping discs. [more inside]
posted by spacewrench
on Mar 4, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for controlled vocabularies to describe photographic images. [more inside]
posted by pahool
on Oct 6, 2009 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -
What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
posted by Paragon
on Jan 19, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by cogneuro
on May 29, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Some good Spanish to English / English to Spanish desktop translation program? [more inside]
posted by masymas
on Nov 7, 2005 -
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 -
Is there a single word which means "buried alive"?
posted by seanyboy
on Apr 24, 2005 -
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 -