How can I find words by their definition?
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I have a homework assignment in language. It is a crossword, but it only gives us the definition plus we don’t get a word bank. I don’t want to go through the whole dictionary. Does anyone know the answer or at least of a place that can help me? I really need help! Thank you so much! :)

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  • Rishi1592

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  • William Brand

    I know this is an old question but one trick you could use is Google’s ability to search by domain. For example, we know Merriam Webster’s site is merriam-webster.com so just type “site:merriam-webster.com” and then your search phrase.

    Here’s an example search where I’m looking for words related to intelligence, and I can go through pages to quickly see sharp, cerebral, intellectual, highbrow, etc. You get a lot of antonyms too, but it’s a good way to quickly get a list of words.

  • Kim

    Tina thank you so much. I really needed that. I appreciate it

  • Tina

    Kim,

    did you try to search the definition you were given on Google? Put it into “quotation marks” and it might lead you straight to the respective word. Worth a try!

    You should also check out OneLook Reverse Dictionary: http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml