Thursday, November 16, 2006

Reverse Dictionary

The folks at the University of Minnesota Law Library brought the OneLook Reverse Dictionary to our attention. From LexLibris:

A working reverse dictionary (hosted by is one
of the most useful sites out there. We've all had those moments when we know there's a word for some concept, but we don't know what it is. We need something more than a thesaurus, because we don't know an equivalent word.'s reverse dictionary helps. You can even enter wildcards, if you know what part of the word looks like. The site is still a beta version, but it looks like a promising new reference tool for all types of writing.