Everyone around the world can use WordDiscovery to find words of interest, and then narrow their search to just the right word by using its many search criteria.
But, what if you don't know the word you are looking for? With common dictionaries on the Internet, you must know the word you are looking for in order to look it up. But, what if you know what you'd like to say but not the word itself?
You're never stumped with WordDiscovery. First, you can search using any characters you think are in the word using criteria like Word Contains, Word Ends With, or Word Begins With. And, you can search in any of 30 languages.
Second, you can search by Definition. This lets you find words 'about something'. You enter a search term, and WordDiscovery will find all words that have that term in their Definition.
Third, you can search using Word Categories. This is especially useful for finding adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. There are about 500 Word Categories in WordDiscovery, such as words of 'feeling and emotion', 'circumstances and conditions', 'crime and sentence', 'appetite and satisfaction', 'ends and means'.
Fourth, you can search by Word Class. Classes are great for searching for nouns and verbs. There are 85 classes of nouns and 15 classes of verbs. Select a Class to focus your search, and then use Advanced Search to home in on the noun or verb you are looking for. Then find synonyms and complements to match.
Much, Much More. When you search for words in WordDiscovery, you not only get all words meeting your criteria, you can also display each word's semantic relationships such as synonyms. Even better, you'll get matching complements like context-matched adjectives and verbs for nouns.
There are many other search approaches in WordDiscovery, but let's see specifically how writers and others can use WordDiscovery.
PROFESSIONAL WRITERS are gifted in language and expression. WordDiscovery can ease some of the demands of the profession by suggesting words when in a time crunch and the right expression is elusive. Let's say you're stuck on finding a complement to go with the word 'feeling'. WordDiscovery has over 4,000 words that complement 'feeling'. Complements are adjectives and verbs that go with nouns, adverbs that go with verbs and adjectives, etc. WordDiscovery also lists definitions and synonyms for each complement displayed. You can fine-tune your search for complements by using search criteria such as sound, terms in their definition, and qualitative factors like Good and Bad.
STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS are learning languages, studying culture, history, and other subjects in Humanities, along with having interests in business, social work, government, journalism, and international relations. They express themselves in prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, blogs, and other forms. In each case they are often challenged for the right word, and sometimes in more than one language. They can turn to resources on the web which allow word lookup and translation, but these methods are typically single-word-focused, not context-focused.
What is the difference? One can search and vex almost endlessly when attempting to find the right word searching one word at a time. You have to struggle to guess a word, then look it up, then perhaps translate it. This is a tedious and haphazard approach with little guarantee of success, other than through your imagination, perseverance, and personal vocabulary.
With WordDiscovery it's different. When you search in context, you find many words at once, all within the context of your search. You can search by topic, definition, category, class, and other ways. Searches yield all words matching the context. You can search in 30 languages and in many ways. An interesting way is to search by word hierarchy. Let's say you have a general concept, but need to delve into it to find the words you need. You'll use WordDiscovery's Hierarchical search in this case. Hierarchical search mines parent-child relationships in words. You can begin with a specific word and then descend into the word's hierarchy with a click. As you do, other word relationships are presented both in table and graphical form. You can also begin with the Top of Hierarchy of nouns and verbs. With nouns, this would be 'entity'. All nouns are entities of either physical or abstract nature. So you can mine through all nouns this way, choosing the path as you go. With each word mined, you can find complements as discussed above to clarify, animate, invigorate, or generalize the results. You can use qualitative criteria like good and bad, sounds, and other parameters to fine tune your search.
Of course, you can also use WordDiscovery's multilingual thesaurus which also integrates all the definitive and qualitative search criteria, synonyms, and complements.
TEACHERS often help students with vocabulary. WordDiscovery will automatically build a vocabulary list by simply entering a category or concept. For example, you want your students to focus on a vocabulary about 'philosophy'. You can create such a vocabulary list by simply having students search for words with Definition containing 'philosophy' and WordDiscovery will present hundreds of choices. This is useful in teaching a foreign language as well, since WordDiscovery will search in 30 languages. For example, the search for filosofia (Finnish word for philosophy) will result in about 150 words in Finnish. Then for those words, WordDiscovery will provide Related Words (e.g, synonyms), complements where they exist, extended definitions, the Wiktionary entry, etc. Students can then use WordDiscovery to learn those words or a subset as assigned by their teacher. Teachers will also find the multilingual WordDiscovery Thesaurus a good asset along with WordDiscovery Categories as discussed above.
BLOGGERS and JOURNALISTS need to be hard-hitting, concise, colorful, and accurate. WordDiscovery will help with all of these via each of the manners we've discussed. Finding the right word of accompaniment, such as a complimentary or caustic adjective, can captivate an audience. WordDiscovery finds not only complements (described earlier) but provides search parameters such as qualitative criteria to fine tune the search. Writers will likely find WordDiscovery's Intelligent RhymingTM helpful. Intelligent rhyming provides flexible sound matching. Plus, rhyming words are provided that also match definition, length, qualitative, and other criteria as needed.
LINGUISTS AND LANGUAGE STUDENTS will find WordDiscovery a welcome additional resource. Its multilingual word search, Thesaurus, Hierarchical Search, word Categories, and Classes, as well as Graphical Relationships and search by Lemma and Qualitative criteria will arm them with great new tools for research and expression.
TRAVELERS can prepare for their excursion or expedition using WordDiscovery's translation and language learning tools. For example, they can easily build a custom word list to share with one another. They can communicate among themselves and their hosts, guides, and pen pals with WordDiscovery's Correspondent's Editor .
EDITORS have many responsibilities like keeping abreast of events, newsroom management, budgeting, writing and editing, layout and design, and social networking. Editors can save time by pointing staff writers to WordDiscovery for word research and wordsmithing.
SCREEN WRITERS, SONG WRITERS, AND PLAYWRIGHTS enrich our lives with their creativity and talent. Pressing deadlines, budgets, writers block, use and expression of words, are just several of the challenges faced by writers. WordDiscovery can help by providing complements and intelligent rhymes. WordDiscovery's IntelligentRhymingTM provides flexible rhyming methods coupled with search criteria to provide rhymes that have the meaning and meter needed. Complements bring life to expressions by matching words with colorful adjectives and animating verbs that match the sound and meaning needed.
ATTORNEYS, CONSULTANTS, AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS are continually engaged in communication with their peers and clients. Whether their time is billable, their services commissionable, or their work is shared internally, their communications must be timely, accurate, and motivational. Client needs, politics, policies, and personalities dictate choice of words. A bad word choice can lose a case, a deal, or a relationship. WordDiscovery is a ready resource when the right word is elusive.
Why not give WordDiscovery a try now to see how it can help you in your work?