Sunday, April 12, 2009

Online dictionaries to use

Looking for free online dictionaries with definitions, antonyms, synonyms, phonetics, tenses, and example usage.

Wordnet from Princeton U.
Lexiteria - not free- contacted 4/10
As-U-Read - from Fanix - contacted 4/11
http://wordweb.info/ - very promising
should I try chatterblox on vocab as an affiliate?

TheFreeDictionary.com by farlex.com - contacted 4/11
http://www.onelook.com/browse.shtml - wow, what a resource!


Wordweb for horse: Not the simplest definition....
Noun: horse hors
Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times- Equus caballus
A padded gymnastic apparatus on legs- gymnastic horse
Troops trained to fight on horseback"500 horse led the attack"; "500 horse cavalry led the attack"- cavalry, horse cavalry
A framework for holding wood that is being sawed- sawhorse, sawbuck [N. Amer], buck
A chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)- knightVerb: horse hors
Provide with a horse or horses
Sounds like: hoarse
Derived forms: horses, horsed, horsing
See also: equine, horse-drawn
Type of: cater, chess piece, chessman, equid, equine, exerciser, framework, gymnastic apparatus, military personnel, ply, provide, soldiery, supply, troops
Part of: Equus, genus Equus
Encyclopedia: Horse Horse, Akhal-teke Horse, Przewalski's

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