How can I find words by their definition?

Kim December 6, 2010

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! :)

  1. Rishi1592
    December 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

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    • Tina
      December 13, 2010 at 12:05 am

      Glad I could help you, too.

  2. William Brand
    December 12, 2010 at 1:00 am

    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 so just type "" 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.

  3. Kim
    December 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

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

    • Tina
      December 13, 2010 at 12:05 am

      Glad the suggestion helped!

    • Man
      December 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      Try very helpful!!

  4. Tina
    December 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm


    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:

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