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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

How I Find Meaning

DictionaryMSN operates my favorite thesaurus, but when it comes to etymology, I can't stop loving Dictionary.com.

It doesn't search just its own excellent resources; it also searches Encyclopædia Britannica, the American Heritage Dictionary, the Online Etymology Dictionary, Princeton University's WordNet, the Dictionary of Idioms, a multilingual dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, Investopedia, an investment dictionary, a dictionary of law, a dictionary of computing, the U.S. Census Bureau Gazetteer, Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, and an acronym finder.

That should pretty much put a stop to your next family Scrabble war, right?

Tell me about your favorite research resources!

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