Monday, January 14, 2013

A Different Kind of Thesaurus

Wordnet is a fun, interesting tool that a writer can use when they get stumped for a word. According to the Wordnet site, it says that "WordNet® is a large lexical database of English. Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept."  While not falling neatly into the category of a thesaurus, the site allows for you to search a word and come up with a host of related words that could freshen up your prose.

Here's what came up when I searched the word dog:



Check it out here:


  1. oooo! That is neat! I'm going to check them out. Thanks for the tip.

  2. That's pretty cool! I'll definitely check that out. Thanks! :-)