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.
Why would I want to do this?
Here are some possible applications, with examples:
|· Find a word if you know its definition|| barrel maker, museum guide, |
search for food, urge to travel,
being tried twice for the same crime,
when cancer spreads through the body,
|· Explore related concepts||baseball, clouds, twisty, push|
|· Generate a list of words in some category||large birds, green fruit, Canadian authors|
|· Answer basic identification questions|| What is the capital of Vietnam? |
Who is Big Bird's friend on Sesame Street?
What is the longest river in the world?
|· Solve crossword puzzle clues, or find words if you only know some of the letters|
(Use pattern:clue syntax)
|??lon:synthetic fabric, s?nt?:christmas, l*ch*:fruit, ??????:hit, c*:board game|