Lorenzo Walker Tech HS & Institute of Tech

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Cool Web Tool!

The Free Dictionary is more than an ordinary online dictionary! In addition to a traditional lexicon, this website includes pronunciation audio files for words and specialized sites for computing, medical, legal and financial content. An interface with Columbia encyclopedia and wikipedia along with a section on acronyms and idioms makes this a one-stop site for readers, writers, and browsers!

And, if that wasn’t enough, The Free Dictionary, splashes a half-dozen “today” features for interesting information. The Word of the Day and The Quotation of the Day are joined by an article, historical reference, news item and birthday honoree. You can also get the weather and horoscope, as well as test your vocabulary skills with a matching game and ‘hangman.’

Finally, you can create your own personal homepage on The Free Dictionary by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and "using or losing" existing content windows. You can add your own bookmarks, personalize weather information, and include RSS feeds from anywhere on the web.

This looks like a great find – try it out!

photo credit from ~srozekrans at flickr


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