Whenever we put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, our hope is that we will easily find the words to express ourselves. Oftentimes, though, the words elude us. WordDiscovery was developed to alleviate this frustration.
Via a process called WordDiscovery® , WordDiscovery provides several methods by which to find the perfect word in its proper context. WordDiscovery® is multifaceted and flexible, powerful yet straightforward, once some basics are understood.
A good place to start is WordDiscovery's Basic Search. You can use the Basic Search to find words by meaning, by sound, and by qualitative factors such as perception and implication'. When you select or find a word, you'll be shown Related Words, such as synonyms. More importantly, WordDiscovery displays Complements. Complements are adjectives and verbs that specifically match nouns, adverbs that match verbs, etc. Complements are in context with the word they match. For example, if you need adjectives to describe a person, you'll find hundreds of them instantly in WordDiscovery, along with their synonyms, within the parameters of your context.
WordDiscovery is multilingual. You can independently select one language for display and another for search. Most times you'll use the same language, but the choice is yours. And you can look up words using any characters in your language no matter where they occur in the word.
Even better, with WordDiscovery you don't need to know a word to look it up, as you typically must with dictionaries. For example, if you are trying to find words 'about' something, WordDiscovery will search its several definition fields to find them. For instance, if you ask WordDiscovery to find words about 'philosophy', WordDiscovery will display more than 150 words, such as 'anthroposophy' and 'aristotelianism', along with their definition and relationships. This is in contrast to looking up 'philosophy' on the Internet and asking for synonyms. (Of course, you can do that in WordDiscovery also). And, of course, you can use any of the 30 languages to search the definition field also.
Another good place to start if you need matching adjectives, verbs, and adverbs is Category Search. WordDiscovery has categorized most adjectives, verbs, and adverbs in one or more of 500 categories. Categories are families of words fit to a context. For example, 'Feelings' and 'Emotions', 'Circumstances' and 'Conditions', 'Ends' and 'Means', 'Appetite' and 'Satisfaction', 'Crime' and 'Prosecution', etc. When you search for a word in Advanced Search you'll see a button on each word with categories. Click the button and choose one of the categories that best suits your needs.
WordDiscovery contains words which we think are most useful in everyday conversation. Broader dictionaries are commonly available. The key difference is the sophistication of our Searches and the depth of discovery which includes Related Words, Word Complements, and Graphics. We reserve the right to modify our system and the data as we feel fit.