Reverse dictionary

November 24, 2003

Nifty post at JournoList.

The OneLook Reverse Dictionary is ingenious, entertaining and might even be useful.

You know there’s a word for something, but you can’t remember it. Type your definition into the box, and the dictionary comes up with the word. For instance, I tried “phobia about the number 13” and it up it came: triskaidekaphobia.

One Response to Reverse dictionary

  1. Brian on November 24, 2003 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for the link. This thing actually works quite well. My search for “dictionary collector” informed me that I’m a “lexiconophilist.”