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]
Trying to find the title/author of a book called, I think, "The Kids' Thesaurus". It was not a thesaurus. [more inside]
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?
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?
[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]
What is a more elegant/poetic way of saying: "I find you in everything that I do" ?
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]
I'm looking for controlled vocabularies to describe photographic images. [more inside]
Single word that means "to sing the praises of", poss. Greek or Roman in origin. Thinking paean, or ode but not quite. [more inside]
[LostWebsiteFilter] Do you remember the thesaurus-like site that suggested words related to your keyword in a beautiful, branching, interactive graph? [more inside]
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.
What is the best advanced learner's dictionary? Best advanced learner's thesaurus? [more inside]
Can anyone point me in the direction of a grandiloquent thesaurus? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Where can I find a good online database that gives me similar meanings instead of just synonyms? [more inside]
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]
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]
Where can I find free (and obscure) downloadable dictionaries? [more inside]
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]
is there such a thing as a phonetic thesaurus? [more inside]
How to name engineering widgets? [more inside]
MetaThesaurus: Help me find a word similar to "revolution". [more inside]
Some good Spanish to English / English to Spanish desktop translation program? [more inside]
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]
Is there a single word which means "buried alive"?
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.