OneLook’s reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word. In most cases you’ll get back a list of related terms with the best matches shown first.
Here are some possible applications, with examples: TaskExample searches · Find a word if you know its definition barrel maker, museum guide, search for food, urge to travel, being tried twice for the same crime, when cancer spreads through the body, · Explore related concepts baseball, clouds, twisty, push · Generate a list of words in some category large birds, green fruit, Canadian authors · Answer basic identification questions What is the capital of Vietnam?
How do I use OneLook’s reverse dictionary feature?
Why would I want to do this?
How does it work?
Yikes. Why are so many of my search results complete nonsense?
Can I use this service from anywhere on OneLook?
Can I add this to my browser’s search bar?
Is there an API for retrieving these results programmatically?
How can I send you my statements that express my opinion comments?