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Word Hippo

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 by

Word Hippo is an online dictionary/thesaurus which offers a wide range of other tools including opposites, rhyming words, translation, and lots more besides.

There are probably other sites which offer the same or similar features, but I liked the simplicity of Word Hippo. The example sentences function is particularly useful for students and teachers who want to see how words are used in context.…

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VisualThesaurus

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

What is the Visual Thesaurus?

The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You’ll understand language in a powerful new way.

Say you have a meaning in mind, like “happy.” The VT helps you find related words, from “cheerful” to “euphoric.” The best part is the VT works like your brain, not a paper-bound book. You’ll want to explore just to see what might happen. You’ll discover — and learn — naturally and intuitively. You’ll find the right word, write more descriptively, free associate — and gain a more precise understanding of the English language.

With the Visual Thesaurus, you can:

  • Find the right word. The VT has over 145,000 English words and 115,000 meanings. Find the word
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Lexipedia

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

Lexipedia is an online visual semantic network with dictionary and thesaurus reference functionality built on Vantage Learning‘s Multilingual ConceptNet. Lexipedia presents words with their semantic relationships displayed in an animated visual word web. Lexipedia contains an expanded version of the English Wordnet and supports six languages; English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish languages.…

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Wordnik

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

What is Wordnik?

Wordnik is the world’s biggest online English dictionary, by number of words.

Wordnik is a nonprofit organization, and our mission is to find and share as many words of English as possible with as many people as possible.

Definitions

Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word’s meaning as possible.

What do we mean by “related words”? Our word relationships include synonyms, hypernyms, hyponyms, words used in the same context, a reverse dictionary, and tags. But what does all of that mean?

Here are the related words for tree:

Related Words for Tree

First up are synonyms, or words with the same or similar meaning, for instance, timber and sapling.

You’ll also find hypernyms, otherwise known as superordinates, or words that are more generic or …

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MyVocabulary.com

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

WHAT IS MYVOCABULARY.COM?

A free site that allows students at high-elem., junior high and high school levels, teachers and life-long learners to acquire and retain vocabulary. Each free session has three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level has 3 puzzles with 12 words each (36 total words in a session) and contains seven (7) additional activities/exercises that help develop vocabulary. It is continuously updated.

For details on existing themed content and Latin & Greek Root list click here:

Alphabetical List of 90+ thematic features

School Content Calendar

Alphabetical List of Latin & Greek Root

WHAT DOES A ROOT WORD LESSON PLAN PROVIDE?

There will be 20 lesson plans with grade level appropriate roots/cells derived from Latin or Greek. For current Root Word Lesson Plan #1 through #7 all answers can be put INSIDE the puzzle boxes. In each …

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VocabSushi

Monday, 10 April 2017 by

The VocabSushi Method

When you learned English, you did not sit down with 1,000 flash cards. Instead, you listened to people talk or read stories and whenever you encountered a word you didn’t recognize, you deduced its meaning based on the context of the sentence. Why should that learning process be any different now?

The VocabSushi philosophy believes you can learn the meanings of words faster, more accurately and more efficiently by reading through sentences rather than just trying to memorize definitions. Many words, for example, commonly appear with other words – such as “an egregious error” or “an intrepid reporter” – which can clue the reader in on the word’s appropriate usage as well as its general meaning.

Based on this philosophy, VocabSushi provides thousands of sentences that demonstrate any vocab word’s contemporary usage in news articles. Compared …

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