Thursday, June 18, 2009


What is Wordnik?
"Wordnik wants to be a place for all the words, and everything known about them."
Their goal is to show you as much information as possible, just as fast as they can find it, for every word in English, and to give you a place where you can make your own opinions about words known.
This information includes:
An example sentence
Related words: not just synonyms and antonyms, but words that are used in the same contexts. (For instance, cheeseburger, milkshake, and doughnut are not synonyms, but they show up in the same kinds of sentences.)
Images tagged at Flickr: want to know what a "pout" looks like? They'll show you.
Statistics: how rare is "tintinnabulation"? Well, we think you'll see it only about once a year. An audio pronunciation—and you can record your own!
You can use the "Contribute" links to add something—anything—about a word.
This looks like it could be a great tool for building vocabulary!