Wordnik

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Wordnik is a neat alternative to the almost tranditional now online dicitionaries and thesaurus resource websites. The site is still in beta and displays words’ definitions, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms as well as their etymology. My favorite features are the word stats that show you how often a word had been used throughout history as well as its almost live reflections in blog posts and tweets. Words are also presented in context of literary texts from various times, which allows you to see changes in style and use. For those who sign up, Wordnik also offers open-source editing, which will might bring it a little closer to sites like Urban Dictionary and Addictionary.

[Via Lifehacker]

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