An Amazing Resource for Students
A favorite resource for me, when editing essays or writing, is Dictionary.com. Its definitions are excellent, always with all information needed. And if we need ideas for synonyms, the sister site Thesaurus.com, offers an amazing array of vocab options. I truly recommend students to take advantage of this great resource when writing their essays. I remember having to carry a huge synonym-antonym dictionary with me, when writing for my Journalism classes in college. Not anymore! Millennials, you are so lucky to have such resources at hand.
Here is some info on Dictionary.com:
Dictionary.com, LLC (an IAC company), serves an average of 50 Million unique users worldwide every month through its online properties, including Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com. Widely recognized as the leading provider of online and mobile language products and services, Dictionary.com has evolved from being a word reference source to an online and mobile learning destination, with exciting new products like Flashcards, a Spanish channel, Quotes, The Hot Word Blog, and Word of the Day. In addition to the strong global presence online, Dictionary.com is a leader in the mobile space with over 34 million app downloads across iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows, offering a selection of learning apps including Dictionary.com, Miss Spells Class, Agent X and Flashcards.
Dictionary.com Spanish Channel
Dictionary.com Spanish helps users of all levels, from the novice to the advanced student, develop a greater command of Spanish. Offering the world’s largest free online selection of definitions, synonyms, examples and variations by region as well as subject, the Spanish dictionary contains 750,000 Spanish-English entries, along with contextual differences in word meaning by category. Other features include synonyms, full text translations, spelling suggestions, Word of the Day, Phrase of the Day, Grammar Tip of the Day, Situation of the Week, weekly vocabulary list, and a Travel Narrative of an American student living in Spain. This cutting edge product can help users with everything from learning pronunciation to boosting conversational Spanish. http://spanish.dictionary.com/
Dictionary.com is making it easier to study with our new Flashcards feature. The product offers students and adults alike the opportunity to study expertly crafted decks at every grade level (K-12), and on topics ranging from cooking to astrophysics, in addition to SAT, GRE, grammar, and math flashcards. Custom-created decks harness the power of Dictionary.com’s millions of definitions to allow users to master the words they desire. Users also enjoy free printable flashcards at Dictionary.com, as well as Mobile Flashcards on Android and iPhone. http://flashcards.dictionary.com/
Quotes can influence and inspire. In a key moment, everyone seeks a flash of wisdom that only a classic quotation can provide. Dictionary.com offers over 60,000 famous quotations, aphorisms, proverbs, and quips from sources that are classic and essential as well as surprising and dynamic. Quotes at Dictionary.com include funny quotes, love quotes, life quotes and friendship quotes. Organized by topic, author, and popularity, Dictionary.com’s quotes can simply deliver a daily dose of inspiration or complete the citations for your bibliography with the thoroughness you expect from an authoritative reference source. http://quotes.dictionary.com/
Dictionary.com’s award-winning mobile apps are the most trusted, comprehensive source for word discovery accessible anytime, anywhere. Our apps enhance professional, social, and academic lives with the ability to accurately define, pronounce and apply words in the moment. Available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows platforms, the features of the app include over 1,000,000 words and definitions, audio pronunciations, voice to text search, The Hot Word Blog, and Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day. Beyond our wildly successful dictionary apps we also offer the Agent X app- for crossword help, Miss Spells Class app- a game designed to help users with their spelling and a Flashcards app- where you can take your learning on the go and synch your online and mobile progress within the app. http://dictionary.reference.com/apps
Hot Word Blog
Another addition to Dictionary.com is The Hot Word Blog which was launched in June 2010 to serve as a real-time dictionary and to examine words that are currently trending in our culture. This blog goes beyond the utility of providing definitions and offers perspective on how words both describe and shape the world we live in. This dynamic forum examines the terms tossed about around the world and draws meaning from news-making events that surprise and fascinate us. This is a place where Dictionary.com explores terms relating to current events and peoples’ reactions to them, examining in detail the interactions that affect the living language that we use today. http://hotword.dictionary.com/
Dictionary.com’s brain building games and tools are designed to entertain and educate, and they are highly addictive! Make sure you have some time on your hands before exploring these fun games such as Miss Spell’s Class, Meaning Fall, Clockworks, AdLib, Word Machine, and Word Kingdom. For lovers of cruciverbalism (solving crossword puzzles), or those searching for crossword help, Dictionary.com’s Crossword Solver is one of the best aids on available today. http://dictionary.reference.com/fun