Want to toss few words at students and see what they do with them? Consider Wordnik.
It’s more than words and definitions. The site includes sample sentences, synonyms, antonyms, words that are used in the same contexts (what’s a cheeseburger without a milkshake?), images, statistics and audio pronunciation.
Even more fun: users can contribute citations, usage notes and comments.
Fair warning: “Wordnik reserves the right to delete or disemvowel inappropriate contributions. (Remember, spelling counts!)”
Erin McKean, former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press is CEO and a co-founder.
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